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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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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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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 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 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 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

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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

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What to do if I have ear piercing slightly bleeding?

What to do if I have ear piercing slightly bleeding?

You may have: Small amount of blood for a day or two. 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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How likely is it for an ear piercing to get infected?

How likely is it for an ear piercing to get infected?

Rare: If done correctly, infection is rare. The ears have a good blood supply and can heal well. Bad technique, dirty instruments and inexperienced operators can cause a lot of problems. Go to a reputable place to have this done and follow the instructions you are given afterwards. That is your best chance to heal normally. ...Read more

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Can I use a&d ointment on a bump above my fourth ear piercing?

Can I use a&d ointment on a bump above my fourth ear piercing?

A and D ointnent: Vitamin A and D ointment is mainly used for skin irritation and not for bumps like cysts, abscess, ingrown hairs, lipoma. A physician would have to inspect the bump in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled out my second ear piercing and it fell down the drain?

What to do if I pulled out my second ear piercing and it fell down the drain?

New piercing?: Purchase new jewelry & replace asap. Titanium or gold are preferable as they cause less sensitivities than other metals. ...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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My ear piercing is getting really painful and I think it's starting to grow extra flesh around it why?? I there anyway of keeping the piercing??

My ear piercing is getting really painful and I think it's starting to grow extra flesh around it why?? I there anyway of keeping the piercing??

Keloids/scars: Are excessive scar tissue that forms around a wound. Keloids may occur after ear piercing, and are 80% more likely to occur if ears are pierced after age 11. Other risk factors for keloids include dark skin, previous keloid formation, and nickel containing earrings. You may need to see a Plastic Surgeon/skin specialist to evaluate. ...Read more

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I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When I take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?

I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When I take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?

Slow to heal.: There is virtually no blood supply in the cartilage areas of the ear. Piercings there are very slow to close (months), and tend to close if an earring or stud is not left in to keep it open. If it is oozing any discharge or the ear is red and tender, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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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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Please tell me if there is any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

Please tell me if there is any medicine for continiously infected ear piercing?

Have it evaluated.: It is not good to have an infection for long periods of time. Have it evaluated for proper antibiotic selection. ...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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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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How to determine if I have a keloid on my ear piercing?

How to determine if I have a keloid on my ear piercing?

Keloids: Keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue. If the scar has overgrown the wound, it is likely a keloid. ...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