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How To Heal Swollen Ear Lobe Around The Piercing
Ice and neosporin.: You need to use neosporin ointment to kill any possible infection around the piercing site and then use ice to reduce the swelling. Use ice cold cloth, not ice on the ear. 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour should be suffice. ...Read more
It has been three weeks since my two ear lobe piercings. Both of them are red and swollen and are a bit dry around the piercing. What should I do?
Hi, my ear lobe is inflamed and swollen to around double the size of it's counterpart. I've no piercings but think it's a result football on Saturday?
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A swollen painful earlobe, especially if tight, firm swelling, from injury needs to be seen right away so you do not develop a permanent deformity (cauliflower ear). See http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cauliflower-ear-symptoms-causes-treatments
Protective headgear prevents this from happening more often now. ...Read more
It has been a week since I got my second ear lobe piercing. My left ear is somewhat swollen and my right is red and swollen and hurts to touch. Help.
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. Often, your body can resolve this on its own. If it is red, and painful, you may consider antibiotics. ...Read more
See doc: May be infected. Perhaps allergic response to metal in ear rings. See MD. ...Read more
See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible infection: Swelling of ear lobe could be related to an infection with resulting lymph node enlargement. Medical eval should be able to clarify issue. Take care. ...Read more
New ear lobe: Piercing care. 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. Do not twist the posts. Clean twice a day. ...Read more
Lymph nodes: Given the information it is likely that you have some inflamed lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more
Could my swollen ear lobes be a result of secondary Sjorgren's Syndrome? I was diagnosed years ago along with RA,
Not typical: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost every organ in the body, however the ear lobe swelling is not associated w/ secondary Sjorgrens ...Read more
Can you tell me if my ear lobe is swollen but doesn't hurt when I touch it does that mean the swelling might go down?
It depends on the cause of the swelling. Usually swelling that occurs from trauma or bug bites will go away on its own with time. ...Read more
Hw lng shld v wait for piercing the ears aftr stitching the ear lobes. Can we wear clutch earings before piercing the ears n after 20 days of stitching?
Why stitching?: If your earrings caused a slit, be sure that next time they are not too close to the edge. Avoid rings that are large or heavy. You can pierce again after 3 weeks. Avoid antibiotic creams or ointments. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin triple antibiotic, etc., as these may weaken the new healing & cause allergic reactions. ...Read more
NeedMoreInformation: We need more information to advice you. We need to know when was the piercing done. By Whom, was it done by a doctor with aseptic technique or by some one else and what procedure was ued. And if there is any redness or swelling at the piercing sites. Are both ears sore. The pierced ears can be a little sore on the day of piercing. But if it is after a day or two or three it may be due to infection ...Read more
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