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How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

How to treat an old ear piercing from infection?

Please seek : Medical evaluation for treatment of this infection. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 to do if I have ear piercing infection?

Piercing infection: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear piercing possible infection?

Piercing infection: 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 more

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What to do if I have ear piercing infection prevent future piercings?

What to do if I have ear piercing infection prevent future piercings?

Use correct cleaning: techniques. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. 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. ...Read more

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Yellowish fluid coming out of my ear piercing. Is this an infection? What should I do?

Yellowish fluid coming out of my ear piercing. Is this an infection? What should I do?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have an earlobe infection in my right ear piercing, could that cause my right lypmh node on my neck to swell?

Skin & lymph nodes: Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to nearby lymph nodes to recruit more immune system cells to fight the infection. Since the lymph node is busy making more cells to fight infection, it gets bigger and can sometimes even be tender to touch. It will go down after infection is resolved. ...Read more

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Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

Why is my 2 year old ear piercing still swollen?

INFECTION: Check for infection for swollen ear piercing especially with discharge and painful. ...Read more

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Ear piercing bleeding in 6 month old, what does this mean?

Ear piercing bleeding in 6 month old, what does this mean?

Get it checked.: 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 more

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Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Any recommendations for helping a 78 day old ear piercing fully heal? Aquaphore, neosporine, alcohol? Anything?

Vit E oil: Apply vit e oil 3-4 times/day to the area.
An pierce cap of vit e or buy oil- very in-expensive. ...Read more

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How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

How to treat a old swollen and bleeding ear piercing?

Sounds like: it is infected. If it involves your ear cartilage, you must treat immediately with removal of foreign body and antibiotics, or you will risk deformity. If it involves skin only, it is probably ok to leave it in place, but you might need antibiotics anyway. See your doctor before it gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Can spit infect your ear piercing?

Can spit infect your ear piercing?

YES: 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 more

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How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?

Ear piercing: What are you asking? If the ear piercing is all healed it will never close. If it has not healed you should see your doctor because it should have healed in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Who shld.do the ear piercing for my 2mo.old baby,pedia or eent doctor?pls advise.

Who shld.do the ear piercing for my 2mo.old baby,pedia or eent doctor?pls advise.

Best to wait: until your baby is older before piercing. If you cannot wait, I recommend you have her physician (pediatrician) do it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pus or fat: The ear lobe is skin covering only fatty tissue. If the ear lobe is not tender or red or painful, then it is unlikely you have infection or pus. The most likely substance would be fat. See and ENT or plastic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Old ear piercing seems to be infected. There is a painful bubble on it possibly filled w/ puss. Took earring out. 25 w pregnant. Any danger to baby?

Old ear piercing seems to be infected. There is a painful bubble on it possibly filled w/ puss. Took earring out. 25 w pregnant. Any danger to baby?

No: A localized infection such as the one you are describing, will be of no harm to the baby. Having said that you'll want to avoid having a worsening cellulitis. Recommend being seen and treated with antibiotics. Keflex is a great antibiotic for skin infections for pregnant women. ...Read more

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1 year old ear piercing red, swollen, with yellow "crusties". Infected? What do I do?

1 year old ear piercing red, swollen, with yellow "crusties". Infected? What do I do?

Ear piercing: Your ear piercing are infected. Apply antibiotic ointment after removing the infected earrings. ...Read more

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I have an 10 year old ear piercing on the top of my left ear. Today my ear is very sore and red around the piercing. Should I get it checked?

Yes, you should: definitely get it checked. The cartilage of the upper ear is very susceptible to infection. It sounds like this may be infected. Please see your doctor for the proper diagnosis and probable antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Please describe a good antibiotic to treat an ear piercing infection?

Topical or oral?: Usually you can get away with a topical antibiotic to treat these infections. Something like bactroban locally usually does the trick. However, if the infection is severe enough to warrant oral antibiotics, then keflex, Bactrim or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) might be reasonable choices depending on how much MRSA is prevalent in your community. Your doc should know this and pick accordingly. ...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

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