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Doctor insights on: Baby Ear Piercing

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Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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Old ear piercing seems to be infected. There is a painful bubble on it possibly filled w/ puss. Took earring out. 25 w pregnant. Any danger to baby?

Old ear piercing seems to be infected. There is a painful bubble on it possibly filled w/ puss. Took earring out. 25 w pregnant. Any danger to baby?

No: A localized infection such as the one you are describing, will be of no harm to the baby. Having said that you'll want to avoid having a worsening cellulitis. Recommend being seen and treated with antibiotics. Keflex is a great antibiotic for skin infections for pregnant women. ...Read more

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When was ear piercing dangerous?

When was ear piercing dangerous?

It is still : Potentially dangerous. One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Why does my hole (ear piercing) hurt?

Why does my hole (ear piercing) hurt?

Not sure? Still: healing? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more