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Infected Ear Lobe Piercing
Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr
Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isnt red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?
My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago And it was not healing and One ear got closed up and ear lobe scar tissue will go away ?
Not completely: Scar tissue by its very nature is permanent but its appearance and extent can be minimized during the 1st year by keeping the wound site soft using antibiotic ointments and minimizing sun exposure. The ointments (Neosporin, bacitracin) help not because of the antibiotic but because of the vehicle which usually contains vitamin E. After a year if cosmetically problematic see a plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May want evaluation.: You may want to have your ear evaluated by a doctor. If it is not responding to over the counter topical antibiotics like neosporin you may have a complicated infection that may require oral antibiotics. It is also very common to have a allergy to a metal in your earring that may seem like an infection but isn't. This may require something other than an antibiotic like a topical cortisone cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Surgical excision.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, very likely: Any infection of the skin can cause the regional lymph nodes to enlarge and become tender. It means you need to take antibiotics for which you should go see your doctor and let him/her examine you and assess the seriousness of this infection and treat it appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a cough AND have an infected ear piercing. Small lymph node under left ear is enlarged. Hurts to touch. Should I get looked at by my doc?
Absolutely: And do this ASAP before things get much worse. Best. ...Read more
New ear lobe : Piercing care. 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. Do not twist the posts. Clean twice a day. ...Read more
Can nose picking make nose go bigger just as a stretched ear lobe (Piercing)? If not, how could the ear lobe be stretched?
Of course. Like all: tissues, as they are torn down & rebuilt, life long, new structure is based on previous structure combined with both internal controls (still poorly understood) and external forces. Rebuilding, restructuring of nose tissues follow same principles, structure over time powerfully influenced by both degree and persistence of external inputs altering physical structure, as in plastic surgery, etc. ...Read more
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