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Your doctor: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
An ID specialist: (Disclosure: I am an ID specialist) You shouldn't have to live with a continuously infected ear piercing. Before you think of a medicine,you must know if your suffering is caused by an infection or an allergic reaction to the stud put through the piercing. If it is indeed an infection,the right treatment will be based on what is growing from cultures. an ID doctor can help you with your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crackling ear: Ear infections can include a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. See your dr if fluid drains or other symptoms are present or crackling is pronounced. Less commonly considered, the ear's three tiny bones that tap the eardrum to generate sound can become stiff (otosclerosis) -- miniature arthritis -- that can contribute to hearing loss. ...Read more
Im 53 years old and just recently have the problem of infected ear lobes with the use of "cheap" earrings...Meaning not 14 carat god. Why now?
Why not now?: Possibly allergy or sensitivity to the metal - often nickel. Allergy and sensitivity can develop anytime. Cheap earrings are not more infectious than the expensive variety. ...Read more
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