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Can you have swelling on a different part of the ear that you got pierced and it be infected?

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Dr. Tim Neavin
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Swelling or infection from an ear piercing may not develop exactly where the piercing is. Lymphatics and venouse drainage will influence where symptoms develop. If red and war, it is probably infected and you should see your doctor.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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