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Doctor insights on: Ear Piercing Care

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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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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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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

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Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

You get it: Medically evaluated before possible infection progresses.

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How to treat ear piercing that failed?

How to treat ear piercing that failed?

Re- pierce: After it has healed, as long as there is no keloid formation and the area is not infected, it can be repierced. ...Read more

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How to tell if ear piercing is infected?

How to tell if ear piercing is infected?

Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more