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How to heal swollen earring hole?

How to heal swollen earring hole?

Ice and neosporin.: Put neosporin first and use ice cold wet cloth and put on the ear lobe, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, for 1 hour and repeat if necessary as often as needed if still swollen. ...Read more

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My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?

My right ear lobe is a little red and swollen and there is a white/yellow crust by my earring hole? What is wrong with my earlobe?

Assess for Infection: 17 yr old; redness, swelling, yellow crust at earring hole. This can be due to infection or a reaction to metal in earrings. There is no mention of pain which is an indicator of infection. If pain is present & other symptoms are worsening, infection is probable & you should see your doctor. Otherwise do not wear earrings x 3-4 days, cleanse area with soap/water, change to hypoallergenic earrings. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my tragus pierced a week ago and it's now swollen. I've been cleaning it with h2ocean. I've tried to turn the earring but it's stuck!?

What to do if I got my tragus pierced a week ago and it's now swollen. I've been cleaning it with h2ocean. I've tried to turn the earring but it's stuck!?

Peircings with pain: Don't ignore this. Ear cartilage infections know as chondritis can be quite dangerous spead quickly. Make an appointment with your doctor, have it examined and start a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I stepped on my roommates earring and it stabbed my foot. It's been hurting and my foot has been swollen ever since. Solutions?

I stepped on my roommates earring and it stabbed my foot. It's been hurting and my foot has been swollen ever since. Solutions?

See a doctor: You need an antibiotic and your tetanus history reviewed. Xrays should be taken as well. The portal of entry may need to be cleansed thoroughly. ...Read more

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How to treat a red swollen ear from an earring?

How to treat a red swollen ear from an earring?

Red swollen piercing: A pierced ear can get infected easily. It can easily react to the metal of the ear ring. Using hydrogen peroxide or other similar products to clean the site may be all you need. But, sometimes taking out of the earring is necessary to get your skin to get back to normal. ...Read more

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Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Ear lobe swollen don't wear earrings what can it be? Should I be worried? What can cause it?

Infection: Sometimes cysts, infections, keloids can develop in ears. A doctor would have to see your ear or in person to be more accurate. Good luck and please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Why is my ear swollen after putting an earring in it? Only one type of post causes the problem.

Why is my ear swollen after putting an earring in it? Only one type of post causes the problem.

Infection or allergy: If only one post causes this it sounds like an allergy, but infection is always possible. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I just got my upper ear pierced, I took the earring out accidently, now its swollen, what can I do for it?

I just got my upper ear pierced, I took the earring out accidently, now its swollen, what can I do for it?

Possible infection: Recent ear piercings are at high risk for infections and hematomas (bleeding under the skin), both of which can cause swelling. See your family doctor or ear, nose and throat doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long can I leave my earrings out before my holes close up? My ear is red swollen from new earrings I got.

How long can I leave my earrings out before my holes close up? My ear is red swollen from new earrings I got.

Nickel allergy: Many people have sensitivity or allergy to nickel to varying severity. Very allergic ppl may even note red circles inside belt line from jeans pegs/ buttons (helped w layers of clear nail polish), but many jewelry pieces contain nickel (even "stainless steel" labeled). With wear, sweat and body can cause the outer layer to come off exposing the nickel so body reacts: often pain, red, even pus. ...Read more

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My earlobe is swollen and it's not my earring, but there is a scab near my earring and yesterday it was just blood that came out, now pus and blood?

My earlobe is swollen and it's not my earring, but there is a scab near my earring and yesterday it was just blood that came out, now pus and blood?

See doctor: You have an infection in your ear and you will need antibiotics. Please see your doctor as soon as possible or go to ...Read more

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I have gotten my ears pierced a second time and 2 weeks has passed and now my ears is swollen and the earring has gone straight through the ears and a?

Sounds like: You have an infection. It will not clear until the foreign object is removed and pus is drained. Get to a doctor if you cannot remove the earring yourself. ...Read more

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I just got earrings and my ear hurts when I touch it. It also feels swollen. Is my ear infected and can I help it.

Piercing: It is depend how many days out you have your ear pierced, if you just get it less than 24 hours, then the infection would be less likely. But if more than 48hours, there is likely infection. Remember piercing is like puncture wound, it hurts and does get infected, therefore it is safe to have a medical expert takes a look at it ...Read more

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My ear is red and swollen all over. It is from one of my earrings are their things I can get over-the-counter to treat it?

My ear is red and swollen all over. It is from one of my earrings are their things I can get over-the-counter to treat it?

See Dr: If red and swollen all over as you say, it is likely beyond otc topicals, and should be seen by your dr / urgent care / er to get antibiotics and be sure the infection does not 'deepen' to involve the cartilage of the ear. See dr soon. ...Read more

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Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Hi! My daughter is 1 and had her ears pierced 3 months ago. This morning, she woke up and the one lobe (bottom) around the earring is swollen and red.

Mgt: These are signs of a possible infection. I would advise checking with your physician. In the meantime, apply a disinfectant and neosporin ointment to the affected area. The earring should be removed. You should watch for signs of fever or worsening. ...Read more

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Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Red not normal: Red and swollen is not normal. It is a sign of inflammation and possibly infection. As far as to whether you use a regular earring or a bar, it depends on what you want in the end. If you are only going to be putting regular earrings in, this will be fine to use for your initial piercing. If you plan to use thicker jewelry, you would need a bar. ...Read more

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Swollen gland in neck for 1 week. My ear was swollen and sore from cheap earrings round same time could this be why my gland is sore? Starting to worr

Swollen gland in neck for 1 week. My ear was swollen and sore from cheap earrings round same time could this be why my gland is sore? Starting to worr

Cheap errings: Yes, the swollen gland is most likely due to either increased inflammation, possible localized allergic reaction or possibly localized infection of the piercing.
The body can react to any foreign body -earrings
Glands pop up when there is inflammation or infection close by.
You might want to remove those earrings, do warm compresses to area, might need antibiotics, topically or orally ...Read more