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Industrial Ear Piercing
Hello, i was wondering is it normal for my industrial ear piercing to remain swollen twelve days after getting it pierced, and it is slightly bruised!
Out of curiosity. If I have a reaction to an earings mettle in an old ear piercing what is the worst that can happen? It cant close up right?
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
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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
Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear piercing is getting really painful and i think it's starting to grow extra flesh around it why?? I there anyway of keeping the piercing??
Keloids/scars: are excessive scar tissue that forms around a wound. Keloids may occur after ear piercing, and are 80% more likely to occur if ears are pierced after age 11. Other risk factors for keloids include dark skin, previous keloid formation, and nickel containing earrings. You may need to see a Plastic Surgeon/skin specialist to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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