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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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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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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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Why do ears itch and pus forms when I wear earrings?

Why do ears itch and pus forms when I wear earrings?

Metal allergy: Allergy to jewelry metals is quite common. Nickel is the usual culprit. Even if you never had a problem before you could become sensitized one day and be allergic from then on. Once there is allergic reaction, it must have gotten infected to see pus.
You could try rhodium coated gold ear rings. ...Read more

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Ears pierced over 10 years ago but haven't worn earrings for years. My earlobes tend to get pus filled painful balls where the holes are. Y?

Ears pierced over 10 years ago but haven't worn earrings for years. My earlobes tend to get pus filled painful balls where the holes are. Y?

Cysts: I wounder if you may be mistaken pus for something else. Sometimes retention cysts express white thick stuff commonly mistaken for pus. I doubt infection 10 years after ear piercing and on both sides at the same time. Have a doc look at you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Everytime I put earrings in my ears, they always swell up. & I just wanted to know is there something with the earrings I buy, or is it just my ears?

Everytime I put earrings in my ears, they always swell up. & I just wanted to know is there something with the earrings I buy, or is it just my ears?

Possibly the earring: Many people have sensitivities to metals usually nickel. Many earrings are made with nickel unless specifically written. Try nickel free, gold or sterling silver jewelery and see if you have better luck with those earrings. ...Read more

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Earrings really hurt my ears, what to do?

Earrings really hurt my ears, what to do?

Pierced or clip on?: Consider not wearing earrings. Sometimes thin metal posts with very lightweight earrings (such as small stud) might be more comfortable. ...Read more

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If the holes in my ears aren't used for earring much, what is the stuff that still comes out of them?

If the holes in my ears aren't used for earring much, what is the stuff that still comes out of them?

Get checked: It is difficult to know what the "stuff" is without seeing where the holes are and what the skin looks like. Infected material? Sebum/ sebaceous material? Dermatitis? Best to get checked. ...Read more

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I've had my ears done for a while & I put in bad earrings and now there's a ball in the middle of the hole, it hurts & I can't get my earrings through?

I've had my ears done for a while & I put in bad earrings and now there's a ball in the middle of the hole, it hurts & I can't get my earrings through?

Piercing blocked: If it hurts then you should probably leave it alone for a while and allow it to heal. When you no longer feel the ball in the middle of the hole you can have your ears redone if you choose. To avoid this problem recurring in the future, wear only earrings with posts or wires and backs made of surgical steel. ...Read more

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What to do if im allergic to the earrings they put in when I got my ears pierced?

What to do if im allergic to the earrings they put in when I got my ears pierced?

Don't wear them: You most probably have allergic contact dermatitis to the metal in your earrings. The most frequent cause is nickel that is present in cheaper and costume jewelry. Either try stainless steel or more expensive earrings, wear your current earrings for a short time only, or see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing, particularly if other substances (perfume, soap, clothes) bother your skin. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my ears itches and turns red when I wear earrings?

A few possibilities: You may be allergic to the material of the ear rings. Do all ear rings cause the same trouble. Or just certain ear rings? Other possibility is that you may have developed mild chronic infection at the piercing sites. I believe it would be worthwhile to make a trip to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my ears pierced about 11 or 12 weeks ago. I changed them earrings?

What to do if I got my ears pierced about 11 or 12 weeks ago. I changed them earrings?

Usually ok: Ear cartilage may take 6 to 12 weeks to heal. Once healed - new earring can be placed. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced 10wks ago, replaced the starter earrings but whenever I put the backing on my new earrings, it hurts with pressure for about 1min?

Got my ears pierced 10wks ago, replaced the starter earrings but whenever I put the backing on my new earrings, it hurts with pressure for about 1min?

It is important: That the earrings be gold or titanium - to prevent reactions. Do not push the backing on tightly against the ear lobe - that would cause pain. ...Read more

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Am I allergic to nickel of cheap earrings make my ears irritated?

Am I allergic to nickel of cheap earrings make my ears irritated?

Maybe: The most common reasons for itchy allergic rashes on the ear lobes where ear rings are placed is nickel. Less common is cobalt. An allergist or dermatologist can use a skin test called a patch test (no needles) to determine if nickel or cobalt allergy is present. The best treatment is expensive ear rings (no nickel)! ...Read more

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I bought new earrings off ebay and didn't clean them. One of my ears bled when I was putting it on, what are my risk of getting HIV from the earrings?

I bought new earrings off ebay and didn't clean them. One of my ears bled when I was putting it on, what are my risk of getting HIV from the earrings?

Almost zero: If the risk of HIV infection after a needlestick injury with an hiv-contaminated hollow-bore needle, is approximately 0, 37% (or one chance out of 370), the risk of getting contaminated by a new earring is infinitesimal. I would say like the same risk of winning the jack pot of mega million lotto. Hope your earrings look nice: enjoy them, you are safe! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sounds like: You have an infection. It will not clear until the foreign object is removed and pus is drained. Get to a doctor if you cannot remove the earring yourself. ...Read more

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What's it mean when doc said they see drainage in my ears? That normal?

What's it mean when doc said they see drainage in my ears? That normal?

Ear drainage: Usually ear drainage refers to some sort fluid leakage out of the external ear canal. Ear infections are by far the most common cause of such. Your doc should have explained what he meant by drainage in your ears and what you should do. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have an allergic reaction to the earrings I got when I pierced my ears help please?

What to do if I think I have an allergic reaction to the earrings I got when I pierced my ears help please?

Nickel allergy: Very common to have a reaction to certain metals. Remove the earrings and use either medical plastic, surgical stainless steel, or gold. ...Read more

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Having very bad anxiety, got my ears pierced now worried about getting HIV even know they used a one time earring casset should I get tested?

Having very bad anxiety, got my ears pierced now worried about getting HIV even know they used a one time earring casset should I get tested?

No: Unless you had unprotected sex, you are unlikely to have contracted hiv. Your level of anxiety, which you report you had previously, is now focused on worrying about the possibility of hiv. It is important that you address your tendency to worry. This can be done by learning relaxation techniques and becoming aware how your thoughts lead to the feelings of anxiety. ...Read more