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New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

Lets review your que: No, leaving in the foreign body causing the infection is worse. I would remove the piercing and decide to do it in the future use a replicable piercer and cleanse as per their protocol. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What can I do to treat a piercing infection?

What can I do to treat a piercing infection?

See a dermatologist: You don't want to risk the infection becoming serious- early intervention - cleaning the site and appropriate antibiotic therapy or creams will be prescribed by the doctor. ...Read more

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Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Antibiotics & check: If the tragus is red, swollen & tender from an infection, i would first start a topical antibiotic ointment to the area like bactroban (mupirocin). I would get this checked out by an ENT doctor who may be interested in prescribing oral antibiotics for this if needed. The most important thing is to see a doctor to start some form of antibiotics if needed. An ENT would be the best choice to treat this. ...Read more

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Had this piercing for months and still using the starter earrings. But start hurting been taking it out to clean it with alcohol swabs I tot infection?

Had this piercing for months and still using the starter earrings. But start hurting been taking it out to clean it with alcohol swabs I tot infection?

Piercing Problems: Signs of infection may include redness, swelling, tenderness, pus or warmth. What are your earrings made of? It is not uncommon for people to react to nickel/ stainless steel. Gold or titanium are often good choices to prevent reacting to the metal. Have this medically evaluated if you believe it is an infection. ...Read more

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How do you help an piercing infection?

How do you help an piercing infection?

Hygiene: Remove the piercing. Clean the site. Leave the piercing out. Clean / disinfect both the site and the piercing before reinserting it. Make sure the infection is resolved before reinserting the piercing. If necessary - see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have an infection on a piercing?

Piercing with Pus: The skin may be pink or red, warm & swollen. It may be tender to touch and may contain pus. Red streaking, fever or swollen lymph nodes means that things are really out of control. If you believe that you have an infected piercing please seek prompt medical treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

Seek medical help: They will probably want the ornament removed. You may need antibiotics, . You will need to keep the area clean, possibly rinse with colgate peroxyl. See you dentist or physician asap. ...Read more

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If i take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldnt it close up the infection? While i was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?

If i take my piercing out of my cartlidge wouldnt it close up the infection? While i was cleaning it tonight, white pus came out. What should I do?

Pus means: Infection. It will likely not improve as long as you have piercing. If infection sets in a cartilage, it is very difficult to treat. Remove the piercing. Go to a doctor for possible antibiotics. Avoid piercing cartilage, and stick to skin only. ...Read more

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Is seeing red a sign of infection for piercings?

Dermatitis vs infect: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection. Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more