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How To Heal A Swelling Ear Piercing
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
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
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
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
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
Out of curiosity. If I have a reaction to an earings mettle in an old ear piercing what is the worst that can happen? It cant close up right?
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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