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Oy my left ear piercing hurts. Keep stud in or take out?

Oy my left ear piercing hurts. Keep stud in or take out?

Depends: If it is sore from a recent piercing but is not getting worse you may be able to just watch it. However, it is more likely infected and should be removed. I would recommend you see your doctor as ear-related infections can be due to pseudomonas bacteria. ...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?

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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My ear piercing hole hurts. What should I do?

My ear piercing hole hurts. What should I do?

New or old?: scar or 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 ...Read more

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I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When i take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?

I got a cartilidge ear piercing in the very beginnig of august. When i take the earing out now it will start to close up in a few hours. Why is this?

Slow to heal.: There is virtually no blood supply in the cartilage areas of the ear. Piercings there are very slow to close (months), and tend to close if an earring or stud is not left in to keep it open. If it is oozing any discharge or the ear is red and tender, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my hole (ear piercing) hurt?

Why does my hole (ear piercing) hurt?

Not sure? Still: healing? 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 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

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

Remove earring: That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. ...Read more

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Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Good day i got an upper ear piercing and around it felt itchy so i itched it and now it seems to be swollen it doesnt hurt or anything but i can see i?

Itching & swelling: May just be irritated from the surgery (Yes, piercing is a surgical procedure), but may be infected. If swelling/itching still present in a day or two, see your GP or Urgent Care. ...Read more