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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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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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I recently got my ears pierced. After having them in for two weeks my right ear was accidentally hit. Now it is swollen and red. No discharge.?

I recently got my ears pierced. After having them in for two weeks my right ear was accidentally hit. Now it is swollen and red. No discharge.?

Inflammation/trauma: Take ibuprofen for now and see doctor if redness swelling doesn't subside in 2-3 days to rule out infection, which may require antibiotic. Good kuck ...Read more

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Hard little ball inside earlobe. No pain but recently appeared when I got my ears pierced?

Hard little ball inside earlobe. No pain but recently appeared when I got my ears pierced?

May be keloid: It may be a Keloid a reacting scar tissue or cyst You have to see your doctor ...Read more

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What is it? I have one enlarged lymph node behind my ear - and just recently had my cartilage pierced on that ear. Is this normal?

What is it? I have one enlarged lymph node behind my ear - and just recently had my cartilage pierced on that ear. Is this normal?

Likely normal: Did the piercing get infected? Any inflammation in the drainage area of lymph node can result in the enlargement of the node. If there is no inflammation, the node will subside in a few months.
You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Recently had my tragus pierced and have been rinsing it out in the faucet. Do to this I believe I have swimmers ear, pinna is now warm to touch. Normal?

Recently had my tragus pierced and have been rinsing it out in the faucet. Do to this I believe I have swimmers ear, pinna is now warm to touch. Normal?

Not normal: If you have tenderness, warmth are redness you should see a physician, it sounds like you might have an infection (swimmer's ear is an infection of the ear canal tissue). Areas that have been recently pierced and are not treated aseptically are prone to infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently had tragus pierced and now pinna is warm to touch. Is this normal and could it be swimmers ear? Rinse ear under faucet to get out soap.

Recently had tragus pierced and now pinna is warm to touch. Is this normal and could it be swimmers ear? Rinse ear under faucet to get out soap.

Piercing Infection: See a doctor. This could represent art cartilage infection (chondritis). This requires traeatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Recently had tragus pierced and that site is healing well. My pinna on the same side in now warm to the touch. Can they be related?

Recently had tragus pierced and that site is healing well. My pinna on the same side in now warm to the touch. Can they be related?

Yes.: Tragus and helical rim piercings pose much greater long-term risks of infection than traditional lobe or other soft tissue piercings. The cartilage is much more susceptible to infection because of a poor blood supply. Untreated cartilage infections can lead to significant ear deformities. Make sure new piercings don't traverse cartilage. If there's pain, redness, or warmth start antibiotics asap. ...Read more

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Why won't my pierced ears heal?

Why won't my pierced ears heal?

Takes long time: The regular ear piercing takes up to 8 weeks to heal, the cartilage piercing can take much longer, and you need to make sure that you clean and rotate earrings during all this time 2-3 times a day. If it has been longer than that, return to the place that did the piercing or go to your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I take care of my new pierced ears?

How can I take care of my new pierced ears?

Clean: Your piercer should provide you with instructions, but cleanliness is the key. Clean your hands prior to touching your ears and earrings. Clean the front and back of the earrings 2-3 times a day. Do not remove the earirings for 6 weeks, but twist them both directions in the ears 2-3 times a day. ...Read more

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When can I change earrings on freshly pierced ears?

Pierced ears: Wait 2-3 weeks before changing ear rings. That way you'll know that the hole won't vlose up on you. ...Read more

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Why do some guys think it is cool to have pierced ears?

Why do some guys think it is cool to have pierced ears?

Not for me, but. ..: This quote from ralph waldo emerson comes to mind: “one man's beauty is another's ugliness".
(i don't think either of us need spend any more time on this question). ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get my 5 week old ears pierced?

How long should I wait to get my 5 week old ears pierced?

Immunizations: I agree that waiting until she has a series of vaccination is the minimum waiting time. I would actually suggest waiting until the 18th month series of vaccinations is completed. It is a personal decision though. ...Read more

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What advice can I get to take care of my newly pierced ears?

What advice can I get to take care of my newly pierced ears?

Pierced ears: 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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Why are my newly pierced ears crusty and hot? I followed directions.

Infection: Because they are infected - please seek medical help now. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if getting ears pierced with gun or with needle is better?

Can you advise me if getting ears pierced with gun or with needle is better?

Controversial: See input from: http://www. Safepiercing. Org/piercing/faq/. There is concern about infection and tissue injury with use of piercing guns. ...Read more

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My baby is almost 4 months. My husband wants to get her ears pierced, how do we go about it?

My baby is almost 4 months. My husband wants to get her ears pierced, how do we go about it?

Some pediatricians: Piercing ears in infants is a good time to do it. Some pediatricians will do this procedure in their office. I do this in mine. It is a very simple procedure and very safe. So ask your doctor first. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a boy and I might be getting my ears pierced, I wanted to know how it feels?

What to do if I am a boy and I might be getting my ears pierced, I wanted to know how it feels?

If it is a lobe: Piercing - it is usually a quick sting. However, if you are getting a higher chondral piercing - that is like to be more painful and to have more complications. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. Is it bad?

What do you suggest if my child is 9 months and I really wanna get her ears pierced. Is it bad?

Not bad: As long as you have the procedure performed at a reputable facility, your baby's vaccines are up to date, and you perform proper cleaning as instructed, you should be safe to have the piercing performed. Using the surgical steel posts (more expensive but very 'worth it') will reduce the possibility of allergic reactions. Have fun! ...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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