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How To Heal Swollen Earring Hole
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
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!?
I stepped on my roommates earring and it stabbed my foot. It's been hurting and my foot has been swollen ever since. Solutions?
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
Infection or allergy: If only one post causes this it sounds like an allergy, but infection is always possible. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Hi, it seems like I got an infection in my earlobe (probably from earrings). It’s swollen, red and hurts. My lymph glands are also enlarged?
Better get seen: As you may very well need antibiotics, good luck ...Read more
Earring infection? Had yellow pus come out, squeezed out, then became really swollen/painfull. Been cleaning it with tcp, lymph nodes have come up?
Cellulitis: It sounds to me that you need to be on oral antibiotics and the earring needs to be removed until you are healed. ...Read more
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
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?
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.
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
Just pierced my ears and its swollen. I don't want to take the earring out cause the hole will close. Can I out antibiotic cream (Neosporin) on it?
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
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
Depends on cause:
What is going on with your tongue? Is there pain, swelling?
Taste buds can react to hot, spicy foods trauma, and any allergies you may have. Ice, baking soda can help. Typically tongues heal very quickly from trauma so if this does not get better in a day or two see your dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I had a swollen gland pop and my gyno said everything would heal properly. It did not I still have pin sized whole and its been 3 months what do I do?
Medical Care: When a treatment plan fails to resolve as planned, or if a complication arises, one does not just sit at home. One contacts the physician to ask what to do next. As physicians we usually have a plan if the more common and practical plan fails to resolve. Please go see your physician. It is time to get to the next step. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Dentist: Please see a dentistGet a more detailed answer ›
Most of the time OK: While eating bitting inside of cheek (mucosa) will be ok in few days will heal completely, if you have large gap in the mucosa then may need additional care, need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Probably: Probably. The main thing to watch and work on is restoration of range of motion as the swelling and pain subside. If pain persists and/or motion does not improve, then do see a physician. ...Read more
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