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If I have an ear lobe infection, do I take out the earring?

If I have an ear lobe infection, do I take out the earring?

May be a good idea: It may be a good idea if the infection is close to the ear ring, so keep it out till infection cleared up. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Will oral antibiotic help ear lobe infection after piercing?

Will oral antibiotic help ear lobe infection after piercing?

Yes: Certain antibiotics that work on skin and soft tissue can work on an earlobe infection depending on which bacteria is causing the infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Otitis externa: very likely it is.Please see a doctor right away.You need antibiotics ASAP.if the infection spreads,you will be in terrible pain.not to scare you,seek medical help. ...Read more

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My 4yo ear lobes are crusty.About a month ago I took off her earrings and they healed. But the infection keeps reoccurring without any earrings on??

My 4yo ear lobes are crusty.About a month ago I took off her earrings and they healed. But the infection keeps reoccurring without any earrings on??

Possible MRSA: Methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) has become more and more common over the past 10 years. It commonly causes skin infections or lesions that won't heal or resolve on their own. It is particularly common in young children. MRSA skin infections can have a variety of appearances but commonly causes crusty lesions. It can be cured with antibiotics by mouth that are safe in children. ...Read more

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Can a wound that looks like a small tear on my kid's ear lobe that doesn't heal for 2 months be a fungal infection?

Can a wound that looks like a small tear on my kid's ear lobe that doesn't heal for 2 months be a fungal infection?

Not likely: I really need more information but assuming the wound is protected from dirty hands picking at it two months i would be concerned about it. If it has been open to the air itneeds some kind of dressing either way seeyour doctor. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a swollen lymph node or a paraganglioma below the ear lobe. The swell is about 3cm and it doesn't hurt. I have no infections?

How can I know if I have a swollen lymph node or a paraganglioma below the ear lobe. The swell is about 3cm and it doesn't hurt. I have no infections?

Lymphadenopathy: You need to have yourself checked by your doctor and you need cbc. No neglect as some serious diseases can be cured if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more