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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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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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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 : Dont 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 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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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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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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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