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Doctor insights on: Do Ear Holes Close Up If You Don't Wear Pierced Ears For Years

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How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

Ear piercing: What are you asking? If the ear piercing is all healed it will never close. If it has not healed you should see your doctor because it should have healed in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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When can I change earrings on freshly pierced ears?

Pierced ears: Wait 2-3 weeks before changing ear rings. That way you'll know that the hole won't vlose up on you. ...Read more

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Why do guys get pierced ears?

Why do guys get pierced ears?

Not for me, but. ..: This quote from ralph waldo emerson comes to mind: “one man's beauty is another's ugliness".
(i don't think either of us need spend any more time on this question). ...Read more

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What can I do if my pierced ears are infected. What should I do?

Antibiotics: If this is newly pierced, you may consider removing the earrings. You need antibiotics to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to clean pierced ears with saliva?

Is it okay to clean pierced ears with saliva?

No: There is a large amount of bacteria in saliva, and you do not want to introduce those into the piercing wound. ...Read more

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My pierced ears are giving me troubleand I need advice for infections etc.?

My pierced ears are giving me troubleand I need advice for infections etc.?

Consult your Doctor: If it is causing pain or getting infected you should consult your doctor as the ear ring might need to be taken out. It can only be determined after examination, . ...Read more

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What to do about ear piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?

What to do about ear piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?

Do you have a: Metal allergy to the new earrings? Is the post thicker on the more recent earrings? Do you have an infection? ...Read more

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How can I take care of my new pierced ears?

How can I take care of my new pierced ears?

Clean: Your piercer should provide you with instructions, but cleanliness is the key. Clean your hands prior to touching your ears and earrings. Clean the front and back of the earrings 2-3 times a day. Do not remove the earirings for 6 weeks, but twist them both directions in the ears 2-3 times a day. ...Read more

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Why do some guys think it is cool to have pierced ears?

Why do some guys think it is cool to have pierced ears?

Not for me, but. ..: This quote from ralph waldo emerson comes to mind: “one man's beauty is another's ugliness".
(i don't think either of us need spend any more time on this question). ...Read more

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Is it ok if you use neosporin on pierced ears?

Is it ok if you use neosporin on pierced ears?

If not allergic: As long as you are not allergic to the medicine, that should be fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to soak my pierced ears in saline solution mix and clean with peroxide everyday?

Is it safe to soak my pierced ears in saline solution mix and clean with peroxide everyday?

A little harsh: I would not soak in saline nor would I recommend full strength peroxide as it may slow healing. Rinsing with sali e and cleansing with half strength peroxide every day is preferable. ...Read more

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I have pierced ears that are stretched and need stitching. Can you recommend a reasonable surgeon in my area?

I have pierced ears that are stretched and need stitching. Can you recommend a reasonable surgeon in my area?

Sure...: ...where do you live (that information is not readily available to us in this forum to help protect your privacy)? ...Read more

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I was told I could use contact solution (saline solution) to clean my newly pierced ears. Is this a good safe idea?

I was told I could use contact solution (saline solution) to clean my newly pierced ears. Is this a good safe idea?

No problem: Contact saline is sterile and to the extent that cleaning a fresh piercing helps with the healing, those solutions are a good way to do it. Make sure you move the keeper in the piercing several time per day which will encourage the clean out and healing. ...Read more

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Why won't my pierced ears heal?

Why won't my pierced ears heal?

Takes long time: The regular ear piercing takes up to 8 weeks to heal, the cartilage piercing can take much longer, and you need to make sure that you clean and rotate earrings during all this time 2-3 times a day. If it has been longer than that, return to the place that did the piercing or go to your doctor. ...Read more

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What advice can I get to take care of my newly pierced ears?

What advice can I get to take care of my newly pierced ears?

Pierced ears: 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. ...Read more

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Why are my newly pierced ears crusty and hot? I followed directions.

Infection: Because they are infected - please seek medical help now. ...Read more

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Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Red not normal: Red and swollen is not normal. It is a sign of inflammation and possibly infection. As far as to whether you use a regular earring or a bar, it depends on what you want in the end. If you are only going to be putting regular earrings in, this will be fine to use for your initial piercing. If you plan to use thicker jewelry, you would need a bar. ...Read more

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Pierced ears 41 yrs. Rec'd 2 pr. 14k estate jewelry w/larger studs. 1 is tight fit during insertion. Hydrocortisone ointment OK lubricant til stretch?

Pierced ears 41 yrs. Rec'd 2 pr. 14k estate jewelry w/larger studs. 1 is tight fit during insertion. Hydrocortisone ointment OK lubricant til stretch?

New earrings: Greetings. Yes, your hydrocortisone ointment is a good idea to use while your ears become acclimated to your new posts. Use your his cream for no longer than 2 weeks total. Happy Holidays.
Dr G. ENT ...Read more

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Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Yes: Infection of external ear especially ear canal can spread forward to the face due to anatomical conduit of the external ear cartilage. ...Read more

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Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read more