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Infection vs cyst: Even pierced years ago, ears may develop infection. There may also have developed a small cyst that either IS the swelling or predisposes to infection. It was be appropriate to have this evaluated by medical professional. ...Read more
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
Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isnt red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?
Got my ears pierced 7 weeks ago. Now my left ear has pus coming out piercing hole. I cleaned with 70% ethyl alcohol. What should I do?
Ear piercing: You may be reacting to the earring, nickel in metal eearings can cause your symptoms, you may need to wear a different type of metal to avoid recurrence of this issue. ...Read more
Cartilage ear piercing app. 4mths ago. Symptoms:Green pus, redness, heat, pain, and swelling. Removed earring. Symptoms still present.Antibiotics?
Yes...antibiotics: What you have described is a definite infection. It needs to be cleaned frequently with soap and water. Topical antibiotic's will also help. It may very well need oral antibiotics. It's possible it could even need incision and drainage. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer