A member asked:

Can i get my ears pierced again? i got my ears pierced when i was younger but they closed up a few years later. now i am in my twenty's i have noticed that there is a white puss that comes out of my old piercings, like a zit. is this an infection? shoul

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Dr. Joy Jackson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

This is unusual especially if it is bilateral (both ears). If the "puss" does not have a foul odor and there is no surrounding erythema (redness) then it is likely not infected. You will probably be ok to go ahead and have them pierced. The person doing the piercing will hopefully alert you if there is a problem. Best of luck.

Answered Oct 22, 2016


Dr. Barry Cohen answered

Specializes in

You can repierce. I would use antibiotics first/before repiercing.

Answered Sep 10, 2013



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