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Why are my ear piercings sore and itchy? Could this be a sign of infection?

Why are my ear piercings sore and itchy? Could this be a sign of infection?

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 more

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Recently got my ears pierced and it is itchy around the piercing. The skin is also flaking off. Is this normal?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Got Tragus (cartalige) pierced a week ago. Using a 50% salt watter / 50% hydrogen peroxide solution. Piercing/ear is very itchy. Normal? Any advice?

Got Tragus (cartalige) pierced a week ago. Using a 50% salt watter / 50% hydrogen peroxide solution. Piercing/ear is very itchy. Normal? Any advice?

Stop peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is not beneficial for any wound and tends to be irritating. Aquaphor or vaseline is OK. Water (a shower) is good for it. Leave it alone, do not spin it. Avoid alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin as these are never useful on existing wounds and are irritating or sensitizing. If the stud is not surgical steel or 14k gold you may be reacting with allergy to nickel sulfate. ...Read more

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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, ?

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 more

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When was ear piercing dangerous?

When was ear piercing dangerous?

It is still : Potentially dangerous. One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. ...Read more

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