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A 16-year-old female asked:

i got my tragus pierced about 3 months ago and it still hurts and it still is getting the crusties on it. why?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe....: Because your tragus was never meant to be pierced! Seriously, it sounds like you might have a bit of an infection going on. You could also be reacting to the metal in the piercing. Keep it clean, I like using peroxide and then dabs of neosporin myself. Get it checked out. I do find that for some people, the "crusties" without infection can persist.

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