A 48-year-old member asked:
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what can you do to tell if your ears is infected after ear piercing?

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tenderness, pain: Signs of infection include peristent redness and swelling at the area as well as pain and tenderness.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
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Take out earring: You also probably need a course of antibiotics.

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