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A 18-year-old female asked:

i had some kind of yellowish liquid come out of my lobe piercing. it don't know if it's puss. piercing doesn't look red (to me). is piercing infected?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Probably not: Itch? How long since piercing? Using antiseptic or antibiotic? Allergies to antibiotics are common.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
EARLOBE PUS: THE AREA WHERE THE EAR HAS BEEN PIERCED MAY BE SOMEWHAT INFECTED. SUGGESTION: SEE YOUR PCP. YOU CAN TRY SOME FAIRLY WARM COMPRESSES FOLLOWED BY AN ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT FOR A FEW DAYS FIRST , , , AND IF IT IS STILL THERE SEE YOUR DOCTOR

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Last updated Jun 30, 2015

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