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A 29-year-old female asked:

My pierced earlobe got infected, pus is coming out of it too..will an alcohol and betadine help to heal and get rid of the infection?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Earlobe: Alcohol and/ Or beta dine may not be enough You may need antibiotic treatment
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
It might: but it sounds like you might need antibiotics if you have grossly purulent drainage and especially if you have surrounding cellulitis. The most important thing is to immediately remove the ear ring.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2018

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