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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can you do to reduce swelling in your ear after an ear piercing?

What can you do to reduce swelling in your ear after an ear piercing?

Natural process: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, and antiinflammatory like motrin/advil medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Vit E oil: Apply vit e oil 3-4 times/day to the area. An pierce cap of vit e or buy oil- very in-expensive. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...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?

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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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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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

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