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My tragus piercing has a blister right underneath it, what does that mean?

My tragus piercing has a blister right underneath it, what does that mean?

Poss infection: All piercings are prone to infection - a blister or weeping, redness, warmth or pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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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What are the causes of blood blisters under tragus piercings?

What are the causes of blood blisters under tragus piercings?

Irritation : Blood blisters most likely result from trauma or rubbing of the ornament on the skin. Infection is a concern if there is pain or swelling and the danger of piercing s close to or through cartilage of the ear is the risk of allowing skin bacteria to get into the cartilage which can produce difficult to treat infections and potential loss of normal cartilage resulting in ear deformities ...Read more

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I've had an Industrial bar piercing for over a year now. Just recently, the top hole has swollen up blister like and appears bloody and purple. Help?

I've had an Industrial bar piercing for over a year now. Just recently, the top hole has swollen up blister like and appears bloody and purple. Help?

Get it looked at.: The possibilities that come to mind are infection, trauma and/or allergic reaction. Get it seen by a physician ASAP. Go to an urgent care if you can't see your usual physician today. Remove the bar if you can do so safely. Without an exam it's difficult to assess the urgency of your problem but early intervention may prevent a more serious outcome. ...Read more

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How do I take care of a blood blister on a navel piercing?

How do I take care of a blood blister on a  navel piercing?

Keep it clean !!: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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I got a piercing and i think its infected. I got my nips pierced and my left one wont heal its been about 8 months, i get little blisters of pus or blood on the side of the ring and sometimes it even hurts to touch it. Today i finally took it out. Any ide

I got a piercing and i think its infected. I got my nips pierced and my left one wont heal its been about 8 months, i get little blisters of pus or blood on the side of the ring and sometimes it even hurts to touch it. Today i finally took it out. Any ide

It : It sounds like you need oral antibiotics which would require you to see a doctor. In the meantime you can clean the area with hydrogen peroxide or iodine and apply anti-bacterial ointment like neosporin or Bacitracin to the affected area twice a day. This may or may not help, if it does not see your doctor for appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got my belly piercing 9 months ago. I now have a blister but no other signs of infection. I figured it's just rubbing from gym exercise. But help?

I got my belly piercing 9 months ago. I now have a blister but no other signs of infection. I figured it's just rubbing from gym exercise. But help?

I think you are righ: I think you are correct in that you probably get a blister from the fraction of the ring against your skin.Wwhy not take out the ring before you exercise and then put it back in afterwards. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a new piercing cause a blister on my ear?

Is it possible that a new piercing cause a blister on my ear?

Usually not: Usually not if done properly. You may be getting an infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a blood blister next to my tragus piercing. It doesn't hurt and isn't infected, but it just looks gross. I want it to go away.

How do I get rid of a blood blister next to my tragus piercing. It doesn't hurt and isn't infected, but it just looks gross. I want it to go away.

Chronic irritation: The tragus is composed of cartilage which gets it blood supply by diffusion. It is prone to an infection, and this could be an infection without purulent material. Constant irritation could make it look like a blood blister. It would be best to remove the piercing to get the tissue to heal. Clean the site with saline, apply antibiotic ointment every eight hours, and do not pierce until healed. ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up two days ago and I noticed a round bump/blister on the side on my nipple where my piercing is. What could it be? Infection? Herpes?

Hi, I woke up two days ago and I noticed a round bump/blister on the side on my nipple where my piercing is. What could it be? Infection? Herpes?

Pustule: This could be a bacterial skin infection (pustule) rather than a herpes infection since there is only one lesion. If other blisters develop then herpes would be more likely and your physician could confirm the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. Until then apply warm soaks, pat dry and apply antibacterial cream like Neosporin. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more