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A 41-year-old member asked:

I have a pierced nipple and it is now infected so what can you do for me?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
See doctor: Some mild redness around a piercing site could be normal but only an examination by a medical professional can determine if you really have an infection. If infected, you'll probably need antibiotics in addition to good hygiene of the area.
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