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What are good ways for me to fix earring hole infections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection? Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Repeated warm moist heat packs with a topical antibiotic may help. Sometimes antistaphylococcal antibiotics are necessary. If you are allergic to nickel in the stud, this will probably need to be replaced.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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