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My Ear Piercing Is Itchy
Allergy: Common allergies after piercing are nickel sulfate from metal and reaction against missguided use of antibiotics on the skin. Allergies to bacitracin, neosporin, trirlple antibiotic , and nickel are the most common of all contact allergies. A dermatologist will help you. Usually infections are not itchy. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?
Allergic reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to the metal in the posts used for the piercing. Most often this is due to nickle. Change to a different type of ear ring. If you have any swelling or discharge, you should see your doctor for a possible infection. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My ears piercing holes are watery and get crispy. They also get very itchy.My ears don't hurt. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?
Allergy: You may have developed a contact allergy to an earring you have been wearing. Give them a rest don'twear earrings for a few days and see an allergist to get a patch test to determine what metal you are allergic to. It is probably nickel. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My ear has a red lump beside the ear piercing which is itchy and a bit painful, however there is no bleeding or pus so i don't know if its infected. ?
Sounds infected: Go and have this looked at before it becomes more severe. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have small bumps on both my ears(worse on ear w/ the helix piercing) they are small and a little paler than my skin color, itchy sore to the touch, ?
Cartilage: This sounds like one of the frequent complications of piercing cartilage anywhere in the body. Doing this is a big risk, because cartilage contains no blood vessels, and often reacts to the injury of piercing by growing together erratically. You really need to see a dermatologist, but first remove all your piercings, let the wounds heal, and never pierce cartilage again! ...Read moreGet help now ›
Depends on reason: If water is in your ears, get swimme's ear or rubbing alcohol, put 5 drops in, then let drain out for water to evaporate. If not due to excessive water, otc mixing of lotrimin with 2.5% Hydrocortisone usually helps the itching and flaking from seborrhea. If there is pain in the canal or when you pull the ear, you should have a physician look in the ear to see if infected for antibiotic drops. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Itching ears: Itching and flaking ears could be some type of contact dermatitis such as creams or perfumes or something called seborrhea. Don, t get anything on you and get Hydrocortisone cream to put on your ears three times a day. If this does not get better then see your doctor. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Itchy ear: An itchy ear can have many causes. You may have dry skin, be reacting to something that's touching your ear or it could be a discrete skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. A fungal infection is also possible. I suggest that you see your doctor to examine your ear(s) to see if there are discrete lesions/ rash or color change noticeable. In the mean time, try not to scratch your ear. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Itchy outer ear: Hello. Using cold compresses to the ear will immediately help to reduce ear itching and redness. Using a steroid cream on a 2x/day for no longer than 14 days will help to resolve the itching. Also a medication like Benadryl will resolve the itching rather quickly. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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