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my baby got her ears pierce and now they're red,swollen, and black gooey stuff. can it be a infection?

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Dr. Dawn Sokol
35 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Possibly: An infection is the most likely answer. Less likely would be an allergy to the nickel. You should have her seen by a doctor and her earrings need to be removed
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: The baby can have an external ear infection, call your doctor and discuss possible treatment.
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Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard : Hard to tell with limited history and inability to examine him, however, if he has been on oral antibiotics, and the swelling and redness are increasi ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Edema: The outer infection causes two things... Edema (congestion of the lymphatics) and drainage, bot of which cause the swelling. If it is to that point, y ... Read More

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