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A 17-year-old female asked:

had my ears pierced since i was a baby one ear hole itches every once in a blue moon now both are itchy&irritated & one has pus coming out what is it?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Metal allergy: You have an infection in the pussy ear. Your itching and irritation may be due to developing an allergy to the metal in your earring. Nickel is usually the culprit. Try coating your earring with clear nail polish after you get treated for your infected ear.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2013

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