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How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

How to treat a swollen ear piercing?

Infected??: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

You get it: Medically evaluated before possible infection progresses.

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How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

Sounds like: it is infected. If it involves your ear cartilage, you must treat immediately with removal of foreign body and antibiotics, or you will risk deformity. If it involves skin only, it is probably ok to leave it in place, but you might need antibiotics anyway. See your doctor before it gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful ear piercing with lymph nodes around jawline. how to treat?

Swollen and painful ear piercing with lymph nodes around jawline. how to treat?

See MD: Get in to see your MD or the nearest urgent care facility. Once you get the lymph nodes involved, you are past watch and wait. It is time for an expert diagnosis and tx options. Likely the local infection of the piercing causing this , but no time to be guessing. Get seen. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

INFECTION: Check for infection for swollen ear piercing especially with discharge and painful. ...Read more

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Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or two, see your GP or Urgent Care. ...Read more

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My ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding?. What should I do?

My ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding?. What should I do?

Med eval: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my ear piercing is swollen painful and bleeding! is this serious?

Not sure - infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...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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1 year old ear piercing red, swollen, with yellow "crusties". Infected? What do I do?

1 year old ear piercing red, swollen, with yellow "crusties". Infected? What do I do?

See a dermatologist: Most likely allergic to nickel. Bring all your jewelry to a dermatologist who can quickly test all pieces, including the backs. Then you will know which are safe to use. Another, less common allergy is to Bacitracin or neosporin or triple antibiotic. None of these should ever be used on skin because of allergic reactions. Usually 14k gold, stainless steel, and plastics are ok. ...Read more

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I had an ear piercing get infected and now my lymph nodes behind my ear are swollen, I don't have insurance so I can't afford to go to a doctor?

I had an ear piercing get infected and now my lymph nodes behind my ear are swollen,  I don't have insurance so I can't afford to go to a doctor?

Need antibiotics: If you can not afford to go to a doctor then try to get onto HealthTap prime and consult a doctor in your state. If you send a photo of the infected area, they may be able to send in a prescription for an antibiotic for you. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...Read more

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How to treat ear piercing that failed?

How to treat ear piercing that failed?

Re- pierce: After it has healed, as long as there is no keloid formation and the area is not infected, it can be repierced. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my infected ear piercing?

Is there a way to treat my infected ear piercing?

Have it evaluated.: Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...Read more

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How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

Please seek : Medical evaluation for treatment of this infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat an infected ear piercing with neosporin?

Is it possible to treat an infected ear piercing with neosporin?

May want evaluation.: You may want to have your ear evaluated by a doctor. If it is not responding to over the counter topical antibiotics like neosporin you may have a complicated infection that may require oral antibiotics. It is also very common to have a allergy to a metal in your earring that may seem like an infection but isn't. This may require something other than an antibiotic like a topical cortisone cream. ...Read more

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