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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Heal A Tragus Piercing

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Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection.

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How much do tragus piercings hurt?

How much do tragus piercings hurt?

Tragus piercing: A lot- especially if an infection sets in and your cartilage becomes infected. It isn't worth it!

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How badly can the tragus piercing hurt?

Tragus piercing: The tragus is the small cartilage of your outer ear, just in front of the opening of the ear canal. Much like the earlobe, this area is not that sensitive to pain, but it is slightly more sensitive than the ear lobe. The ear canal, on the other hand, is very sensitive to pain. I would caution against piercing this area as it puts the cartilage at risk for infection, called chonditis.

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What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

Tragus: The tragus is the small pointed eminence of the external ear in front of the ear canal. Unlike the ear lobe, it has a core of cartilage. I have seen pain ratings (on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the worst) ranging from 3 to 7. It probably depends greatly on the person and on the method of the professional doing the piercing. I would find someone who had a good experience and use that piercer.

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How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

Tragus piercing: It is in your best interest to keep it clean to avoid an infection, especially of the cartilage.

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What is the best way to clean a tragus piercing when you can't remove the hoop earring itself?

Antiseptic: Cleanse with peroxide diluted 1:1 with water, followed by isopropyl alcohol, then Bacitracin antibiotic ointment 3 x daily. Important especially after showering. Tragal cartilage infections can be a problem so best to avoid with meticulous care.

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Painful bump just above tragus no piercing?

Bump: Likely a mild infection or cyst, almost like a pimple. If doesn't resolve with ice pack on it, go see someone to evaluate.

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What to do if I have headaches after tragus piercing?

What to do if I have headaches after tragus piercing?

Headaches: Usually a piercing does not cause headaches. They may be related based on "stress" or other factors in your life. If your headaches are not responsive to OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin assuming you are not allergic to these medications you may want to seek a consultation with a neurologist for your headaches.

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Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Antibiotics & check: If the tragus is red, swollen & tender from an infection, I would first start a topical antibiotic ointment to the area like bactroban (mupirocin). I would get this checked out by an ENT doctor who may be interested in prescribing oral antibiotics for this if needed. The most important thing is to see a doctor to start some form of antibiotics if needed. An ENT would be the best choice to treat this.

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What do ent's say about tragus piercings?

What do ent's say about tragus piercings?

Avoid: Not a fan of piercing any ear cartilage. Serious problems if the site gets infected.

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Why is there a sore bump behind my tragus piercing?

Why is there a sore bump behind my tragus piercing?

Score ear piercing: Infection of cyst infected. Best to remove piercing and see your doctor for local and PO antibiotic care.

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Swollen tragus and I don't have any piercing?

Swollen tragus and I don't have any piercing?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of infections of the external ear other than piercings; but it can also be caused by a variety of noninfectious systemic or local dermatologic processes. Your doctor should be able to tell you exactly what is causing the problem.

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Is it ok to use dial soap on a tragus piercing?

Dial soap is very: Drying. With a new piercing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide 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 a drug store.

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Can someone tell me how to know if my tragus piercing infected?

Infection: Infection symptoms are redness, prudent drainage (pus), and pain. You may also have fever.

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Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith piercing: My limited research on the matter indicates that migraine relief from Daith piercings does not occur universally. There does not appear to very much in the way of formal research either. However, both auricular and scalp acupuncture are safe forms of treatment for migraine and other headache types.

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I have hard red bump beside tragus piercing?

Red bump tragus: If you have a red bump after tragus piercing, there may be an infection. You can have your ear evaluated for possible treatment.