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How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

How long does hearing loss last from tragus infection?

Swelling of ear: It should only last as long as there is swelling of the tragus and ear canal . It should last 7-10 days at the most. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Tragus piercing infection. What can I do?

Antibiotics & check: If the tragus is red, swollen & tender from an infection, i would first start a topical antibiotic ointment to the area like bactroban (mupirocin). I would get this checked out by an ENT doctor who may be interested in prescribing oral antibiotics for this if needed. The most important thing is to see a doctor to start some form of antibiotics if needed. An ENT would be the best choice to treat this. ...Read more

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How often should I change my tragus earring to avoid infection?

How often should I change my tragus earring to avoid infection?

Tragus ear ring: Cleaning it by taking it out once a week and cleaning the ear ring and the piercing with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol and then applying a little vaseline should keep the area healthy and clean. Mind you that rings in ear going through cartilage can cause keloid type scars even if you are not prone to keloids. If you see that happening, see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

New Tragus piercing is oozing white stuff. Possible infection? I herd removing piercing is bad because it can seal infection in 2 your body. True?

Lets review your que: No, leaving in the foreign body causing the infection is worse. I would remove the piercing and decide to do it in the future use a replicable piercer and cleanse as per their protocol. ...Read more

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Tragus piercing - would it be a good idea to use salt water if there's an infection?

Tragus piercing - would it be a good idea to use salt water if there's an infection?

Yes: Rinse out well with any kind of water. Throw away Bacitracin & neosporin: they are absolutely useless and are among the most common things people are allergic to. Frequently allergic reactions to these useless antibiotics are mistaken for infections because they are red & weepy. ...Read more

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Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance ?

Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance
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Mgt: If the area is not painful to touch and does not increase in size, the natural progression of reactive nodes is to eventually resolve in the next several weeks. ...Read more

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My right tragus and ear has been hurting for about a week. Muffled hearing and neck pain on right side. What is wrong? Ear infection?

My right tragus and ear has been hurting for about a week. Muffled hearing and neck pain on right side. What is wrong? Ear infection?

Yes, probably: I'm impressed you know the term tragus. Good for you! Please see your family physician for an exam and antibiotics if necessary, or even an ENT consult if needed. Are you going into the medical field? It is rewarding, although a lot of work. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus , it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus , it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?

Lymph node: Preauricular lymph nodes, just in front of the ear, are normal. A lymph node that is smaller than a pea, nontender and slightly movable, is likely just doing its job. ...Read more