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What to do if I have ear piercing infection prevent future piercings?

What to do if I have ear piercing infection prevent future piercings?

Use correct cleaning: Techniques. 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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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What to do if I have ear piercing possible infection?

What to do if I have ear piercing possible infection?

Piercing infection: 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

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How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

Please seek: Medical evaluation for treatment of this infection. ...Read more

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Yellowish fluid coming out of my ear piercing. Is this an infection? What should I do?

Yellowish fluid coming out of my ear piercing. Is this an infection? What should I do?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear piercing infection?

Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an earlobe infection in my right ear piercing, could that cause my right lypmh node on my neck to swell?

Skin & lymph nodes: Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to nearby lymph nodes to recruit more immune system cells to fight the infection. Since the lymph node is busy making more cells to fight infection, it gets bigger and can sometimes even be tender to touch. It will go down after infection is resolved. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What if I use anti-biotic cream and peroxiode, is that safe for my ear piercing?

Need expert advice. What if I use anti-biotic cream and peroxiode, is that safe for my ear piercing?

Ear Piercing: Don't recommend use of alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean piercings as they may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. 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 drug store. ...Read more

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Does anybody know of a cream to reduce the size in a keloid I have on my ear piercing hole?

Does anybody know of a cream to reduce the size in a keloid I have on my ear piercing hole?

Probably none.: A cream will most like not work. You will more than likely need to have the keloid injected with a steroid by someone trained in the use of this. I would recommend a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your PCP may be comfortable with this. If no response you will more than likely need to have this surgically removed. It may recur. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?

Is there an otc cream/treatment that could help a very minor keloid on an ear piercing? Or is my only option to get steroid shots?

Small ear keloid: A small keloid can be very effectively reduced with a dilute injection of appropriate steroid. It would be a first choice, unless a prior injection was unsuccessful. Often, the cause of these keloids can be the metal punch used to create the ear hole, The hole could be ragged, trap skin cells, or scar from poor care. It occurs in all skin types, but creams are not effective. ...Read more

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Can spit infect your ear piercing?

Can spit infect your ear piercing?

YES: 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

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Please describe a good antibiotic to treat an ear piercing infection?

Topical or oral?: Usually you can get away with a topical antibiotic to treat these infections. Something like bactroban locally usually does the trick. However, if the infection is severe enough to warrant oral antibiotics, then keflex, Bactrim or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) might be reasonable choices depending on how much MRSA is prevalent in your community. Your doc should know this and pick accordingly. ...Read more

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What can you do with an infected ear piercing?

What can you do with an infected ear piercing?

See doctor: For oral and or topical antibiotics, try cleaning with hydrogen peroxide ...Read more

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What to do about infected ear piercing! Advice?

Seek medical care.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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I have allergic reaction to ear piercing, what to do?

I have allergic reaction to ear piercing, what to do?

Nickel sulfate: Allergy to nickel is common, usually due to the way the ears were pierced. The allergy occurs when ionized nickel sulfate is absorbed into skin. It is very easy to test metals for this. I have the test in my office. Generally surgical or stainless steel is ok. Better gold ; silver is usually ok. Be sure to check the backs. The buckle on your watch strap and the rivet on your jeans may react if you. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

Help! Need to know if there's any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

An ID specialist: (Disclosure: I am an ID specialist)
You shouldn't have to live with a continuously infected ear piercing. Before you think of a medicine, you must know if your suffering is caused by an infection or an allergic reaction to the stud put through the piercing. If it is indeed an infection, the right treatment will be based on what is growing from cultures. An ID doctor can help you with your problem. ...Read more

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How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

Sounds like: It is infected. If it involves your ear cartilage, you must treat immediately with removal of foreign body and antibiotics, or you will risk deformity. If it involves skin only, it is probably ok to leave it in place, but you might need antibiotics anyway. See your doctor before it gets out of hand. ...Read more

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My ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding? . What should I do?

My ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding? . What should I do?

Med eval: 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

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What's the best at home treatment for a very minor keloid caused from an ear piercing?

What's the best at home treatment for a very minor keloid caused from an ear piercing?

Compression: Early keloids can improve with compression. Try searching online for compression earrings. That may help. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding! Is this serious?

Not sure - infection: 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

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My ear piercing is infected and oozing puss, what would happen if I didn't get the puss out?

My ear piercing is infected and oozing puss, what would happen if I didn't get the puss out?

It will get worse: You must have your earing removed right away and the infection treated. If you let it go, it will only get worse and spread to the surrounding tissues. ...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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I have a lump right where my ear piercing is located. I've hate for awhile and it is painless but bothersome. How ca it be removed?

I have a lump right where my ear piercing is located. I've hate for awhile and it is painless but bothersome. How ca it be removed?

Keloid Scar: It is probably a Keloid and you should consult a dermatologist
Treatment options are
Superficial external beam radiotherapy with cure rate of 90%%
Intralesional injection with corticosteroid can feduce the swelling and itching
Cryotherapy is application ofextreme cold ...Read more

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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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How to get rid of the red around my ear piercing?

How to get rid of the red around my ear piercing?

Infection: The redness may be due to cellulitis or skin infection and may require antibiotics. Start by applying topical OTC antibiotic and if it persists or worsens over the next 2-3 days, may need oral antibiotics and take out the foreign body (ring or stud). ...Read more

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My ear has a lump on the back around my ear piercing but it isn't infected what is it?

My ear has a lump on the back around my ear piercing but it isn't infected what is it?

Anything!: Excess scar tissue is a possibility. Could be a benign intradermal cyst. If it does go away, or begins causing pain, time to see your doctor! ...Read more

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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

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What do you think about baby ear piercing?

What do you think about baby ear piercing?

Frightens me: Because the baby could aspirate the jewelry if it comes off. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

You get it: Medically evaluated before possible infection progresses.

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My ear piercing hole hurts. What should I do?

My ear piercing hole hurts. What should I do?

New or old?: Scar or infection? 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 ...Read more

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When is the best age for ear piercing for girls?

When is the best age for ear piercing for girls?

No specific age: My personal choice would be to wait until they were teens & decide they want it. The reality is most mom's hate calling their little girl a boy & want it done early. It gets tiring trying to keep a bow stuck in their hair. If asked, I advise moms to wait until a couple weeks after their first tetanus shot. I can't site specific data but it makes me feel better to have that done first. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

Varies: Varies, but usually gone by 7 to 10 days, if it persists or is painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

Betnovate (Definition)

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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