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I Got My Ears Piercings And So How Long Before I Can Take The Replace The Studs
2 weeks: You need to wait the tissue to heal well and the tissue around the studs are all dried and scar formed well. 2 weeks time is reasonable time to heal well. ...Read more
Re-epithelialized: Most of the time the channels through the ear do not close and heal shut, especially if the original piercing was done years ago. There's a new epithelium in there which has caused prevention of the closure of the canal. ...Read more
5to7 days: It takes 5to 7 days to heal if there is no infection. ...Read more
See below: 4-6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got my 6yr old's ears pierced today. One hole is uneven. If we take it out tomorrow, how long does it need to heal before piercing it again?
See below: Should be about a week. Any other opinions? ...Read more
How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?
Ear piercing: What are you asking? If the ear piercing is all healed it will never close. If it has not healed you should see your doctor because it should have healed in about 2 weeks. ...Read more
Depends how bad: Minor ones can improve with steroid injections and pressure earrings. More severe ones will likely need surgical excision and external radiation to minimize the risk of it coming back. ...Read more
I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When I take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?
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
My daughter has had her ears pierced for 2 months and when take out piercing earrings and put different ones in the left side gets infected not sure c?
Don't Put Ear Rings: Leave the ear rings out on left side, clean the area with soap and water, and consult the Pediatrician as she will need topical Antibiotics and may be oral as well. The the ear is infected following ear piercing. The hole my close and may have to be done again after the infection clears ...Read more
R ear bruising; no piercings; no trauma; bruise is spreading. Thoughts? Why? I only take tapazole (methimazole) 7.5 mg/day nothing else...
Bruising on the Ear: Bruising on the ear, when not related to trauma can be caused by a number of things. Some of these things, such as levamisole toxicity (can be found in drugs such as cocaine) can be serious. Other serious causes include inflammation around the blood vessels in the body. It is a good idea to have your ear evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Shall I take oral antibiotic klavox 375g or Augmantin after my new ear peircing? I feel little pain + itching in my neck from one side
Neither yet: Both of these antibiotics are essentially the same thing with varying dose of amoxacillin. I generally recommend taking antibiotics for an infection. If you have redness, swelling, heat/fever, and pain then you can start on either antibiotic but until then you can keep the piercings clean and apply antibiotic oinment. ...Read more
Can I take the Antibiotic (amoxil (amoxicillin) 250mgl)only for prevention and protection of infections after ear peircing?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Not sure? Still: Healing? 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
New or old?: Scar or 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 ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If tender and red, occuring soon after piercing, it could represent infection: should be treated with antibiotics and perhaps will require removal of the earring. If late, nontender and firm, may be a keloid, which requires different sorts of treatment: excision, steroid injection, pressure, low dose radiation. ...Read more
No specific age: My personal choice would be to wait until they were teens & decide they want it. The reality is most mom's hate calling their little girl a boy & want it done early. It gets tiring trying to keep a bow stuck in their hair. If asked, I advise moms to wait until a couple weeks after their first tetanus shot. I can't site specific data but it makes me feel better to have that done first. ...Read more
Ice and neosporin.: You need to use neosporin ointment to kill any possible infection around the piercing site and then use ice to reduce the swelling. Use ice cold cloth, not ice on the ear. 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for 1 hour should be suffice. ...Read more
You may have: Small amount of blood for a day or two. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more
Rare: If done correctly, infection is rare. The ears have a good blood supply and can heal well. Bad technique, dirty instruments and inexperienced operators can cause a lot of problems. Go to a reputable place to have this done and follow the instructions you are given afterwards. That is your best chance to heal normally. ...Read more
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