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I just got earrings in my ears . Pus coming from holes.?

I just got earrings in my ears . Pus coming from holes.?

Infection: If its yellow pus and redness you should be evaluated before it worsens. You may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

I just got my ears pierced a few weeks ago and when I clean one of them pus comes, it's not red, swollen, or itchy. Should I be concerned?

Yes, because: pus usually means infection, even if you don't have any other signs. Show it to your doctor because you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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So i have peirced my ears 5 years ago myself and haven't had any earings in and no matter what every month or so i get a lump and pop it and white pus?

So i have peirced my ears 5 years ago myself and haven't had any earings in and no matter what every month or so i get a lump and pop it and white pus?

Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of the painful lump is close by, you could have epidermoid cyst. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision if it is causing significant discomfort. ...Read more

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Had my ears pierced since i was a baby one ear hole itches every once in a blue moon now both are itchy&irritated & one has pus coming out what is it?

Had my ears pierced since i was a baby one ear hole itches every once in a blue moon now both are itchy&irritated & one has pus coming out what is it?

Metal allergy: You have an infection in the pussy ear. Your itching and irritation may be due to developing an allergy to the metal in your earring. Nickel is usually the culprit. Try coating your earring with clear nail polish after you get treated for your infected ear. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

Doctor can examine: Little red bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. That is ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... The causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

I have tiny red bumps on the back of my ears. They don't have pus or head and are not itchy. I'm curious because I did't have ever again in that area.?

Many possibilities: This could represent any of a number of conditions including a minor infection, allergic reaction. You could use Hydrocortisone cream temporarily. If it persists or you develop other areas see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had my ears pricked. Left ear is not healed yet. Doctor gave me mupirocin but it still persisted and soaked with pus. What can be done?

I had my ears pricked. Left ear is not healed yet. Doctor gave me mupirocin but it still persisted and soaked with pus. What can be done?

Pierced ears?: How nice to hear from someone so young! how many days ago? Do you have a helpful adult with you? Gently (cotton puff) clean the area with warm water. Gently dry with new puff. Use the cream as directed till all used - call the doctor who did the piercing to describe & ask. Are you near enough to walk, bike or use public transportation to a pharmacy, an urgent care clinic or any doctor? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced 7 weeks ago. Now my left ear has pus coming out piercing hole. I cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol. What should I do?

Got my ears pierced 7 weeks ago. Now my left ear has pus coming out piercing hole. I cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol. What should I do?

Ear piercing: You may be reacting to the earring, nickel in metal eearings can cause your symptoms, you may need to wear a different type of metal to avoid recurrence of this issue. ...Read more

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My scalp feels crawly. When I scratch it, lumps form. When the lump burst, it has blood and pus. It is affecting inside my ears also. Driving me crazy?

My scalp feels crawly. When I scratch it, lumps form. When the lump burst, it has blood and pus. It is affecting inside my ears also. Driving me crazy?

Skin infections: Pus on the skin is usually the symptom of a skin infection. When red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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