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How to get rid of pierced ear foul smell?

How to get rid of pierced ear foul smell?

BAD NEWS!: This sounds like you may an infection. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My pierced ear started an abscess, would bactroban (mupirocin) help?

My pierced ear started an abscess, would bactroban (mupirocin) help?

No: It will probably need hot salt water soaks until it comes to a head and drains. Take the post out to let it drain. ...Read more

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How to clean a newly pierced ear?

How to clean a newly pierced ear?

Cleaning: 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. ...Read more

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How do I know if my daughter's pierced ear is infected?

How do I know if my daughter's pierced ear is infected?

See below: If it's infected it would look red, swollen, inflammed and warm and tender to the touch. There might be some surulent drainage from the hole. ...Read more

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Pierced ear hurts after I change it. not a new piercing (6months) help, what to do?

Pierced ear hurts after I change it. not a new piercing (6months) help, what to do?

Probably normal: I pierce ears in my office. It can take a year to heal completely. As long as no redness, drainage, just clean with ear-piercing cleaning solution daily. Earring should be stainless steel posts, not gold or silver. Look for earrings that say "hypo-allergenic". Avoid hoops or dangly earrings for first year. ...Read more

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My pierced ear hurts after I change it. It's not a new piercing (I've had it for 6 months). Why does it hurt?

My pierced ear hurts after I change it. It's not a new piercing (I've had it for 6 months). Why does it hurt?

Probably normal: I pierce ears in my office. It can take a year to heal completely. As long as no redness, drainage, just clean with ear-piercing cleaning solution daily. Earring should be stainless steel posts, not gold or silver. Look for earrings that say "hypo-allergenic". Avoid hoops or dangly earrings for first year. ...Read more

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Auricle ear-piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also, should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Red not normal: Red and swollen is not normal. It is a sign of inflammation and possibly infection. As far whether you use a regular earring or a bar, it depends on what you want in the end. If you are only going to be putting regular earrings in, this will be fine to use for your initial piercing. If you plan to use thicker jewelry, you would need a bar. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an 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 an 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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What's the best way to take care of a recently pierced ear?

What's the best way to take care of a recently pierced ear?

Clean and rotate : Keep the area clean with soap and water, you can use a dab of alcohol and/or peroxide to disinfect for a day or two.
Be sure to rotate the earring and keep it in place for at least a few weeks before removing it for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Is it ok just to clean my new pierced ear with water?

Is it ok just to clean my new pierced ear with water?

Use a salt solution: Use a sea salt solution as an alternative to a store-bought cleaning solution. Use 1/8 teaspoon of salt per 8 oz water. Wash hands before and use a cotton applicator to clean the pierced ear. ...Read more

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What to do about ear-piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?

What to do about ear-piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?

Do you have a: Metal allergy to the new earrings? Is the post thicker on the more recent earrings? Do you have an infection? ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pussy pierced ear pain?

Antibiotics: Cleanse the site with hydrogen peroxide and dress it with antibiotic ointment. You would also benefit from an oral antibiotic which will help to eliminate the infected piercing site. ...Read more

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Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Piercing infection: Sounds like the piercing got infected. Remove the earring (you can re-pierce it later if the piercing closes up). If you can gently express any pus from the area through the piercing hole, that will help it heal. You can use a warm compress to help get the pus out and for comfort. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, or starts looking worse, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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There's a little lump on my pierced ear lobe on the back what is this? And when I put in an earring yellow stuff comes out

There's a little lump on my pierced ear lobe on the back what is this? And when I put in an earring yellow stuff comes out

Ear lobe yellow stuf: Sounds like an infection. Better go see your primary care doc about this. May need to see an ENT for lancing and antibiotics ...Read more

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Possible infected ear lobe from ear-piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Possible infected ear lobe from ear-piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr

Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read more

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