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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 just got my upper ear pierced, I took the earring out accidently, now its swollen, what can I do for it?
I stepped on my roommates earring and it stabbed my foot. It's been hurting and my foot has been swollen ever since. Solutions?
Infection or allergy: If only one post causes this it sounds like an allergy, but infection is always possible. See your doctor. ...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?
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