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Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?

Inflamed bump on tragus. Warm, red, painful. I've never had an ear piercing. Could this be a cold sore, pimple, or what?

Folliculitis: An infected hair follicle, it's kind of like a pimple in many ways. Most of these resolve on their own. If it doesn't improve, the redness begins to spread, or you develop fever, see your doctor. You may need an antibiotic. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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


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Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

How do I treat a swollen ear piercing?

You get it: Medically evaluated before possible infection progresses.

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How to treat ear piercing that failed?

How to treat ear piercing that failed?

Re- pierce: After it has healed, as long as there is no keloid formation and the area is not infected, it can be repierced. ...Read more

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How to tell if ear piercing is infected?

How to tell if ear piercing is infected?

Infected/inflammed: Red, hot, swollen and drainage (inflammation) are normal signs of healing and in fact, not bad but are integral to healing. If infected, the wound should not improve, the patient have fevers, chills, and other systemic signs of infection. Culture of the wound should never be with a swab on the surface but a simple tissue biopsy. Routine use of antibiotics is to be condemned due to the risks. ...Read more

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How could i cure my infected ear piercing?

How could i cure my infected ear piercing?

Take out earring: You also probably need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor: Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. ...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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When is the best age for ear piercing for girls?

When is the best age for ear piercing for girls?

No specific age : My personal choice would be to wait until they were teens & decide they want it. The reality is most mom's hate calling their little girl a boy & want it done early. It gets tiring trying to keep a bow stuck in their hair. If asked, i advise moms to wait until a couple weeks after their first tetanus shot. I can't site specific data but it makes me feel better to have that done first. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

How long does the swelling on ear piercing last?

Varies: Varies, but usually gone by 7 to 10 days, if it persists or is painful, see your doctor. ...Read more