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18 days since I got my Tragus pierced and it still hurts a TAD when u touch the earring. Is that normal?

18 days since I got my Tragus pierced and it still hurts a TAD when u touch the earring. Is that normal?

Yes: Yes, but until it heals completely, you are at risk for infection. Watch for increasing redness, cloudy drainage, worsening pain that could indicate that it is infected. ...Read more

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I got my tragus pierced about 3 months ago and it still hurts and it still is getting the crusties on it. Why?

I got my tragus pierced about 3 months ago and it still hurts and it still is getting the crusties on it. Why?

Maybe....: Because your tragus was never meant to be pierced! Seriously, it sounds like you might have a bit of an infection going on. You could also be reacting to the metal in the piercing. Keep it clean, I like using peroxide and then dabs of neosporin myself. Get it checked out. I do find that for some people, the "crusties" without infection can persist. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my tragus pierced 5 days ago and it was fine but today it's swollen and it kind of hurts?

What to do if I got my tragus pierced 5 days ago and it was fine but today it's swollen and it kind of hurts?

Tragus piercing: You may have an infection from the piercing. You should have your ear examined to prevent infection if the cartilage. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my tragus pierced a week ago and it's now swollen . I've been cleaning it with h2ocean. I've tried to turn the earring but it's stuck!?

What to do if I got my tragus pierced a week ago and it's now swollen . I've been cleaning it with h2ocean. I've tried to turn the earring but it's stuck!?

Peircings with pain : Dont ignore this. Ear cartilage infections know as chondritis can be quite dangerous spead quickly. Make an appointment with your doctor, have it examined and start a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly get 'bells palsy' by getting your tragus pierced?

Could someone possibly get 'bells palsy' by getting your tragus pierced?

No: The facial nerve runs underneath the ear but tragus is very far from it, anatomically speaking. So it would be impossible to damage it when the tragus is worked on. ...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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I just got my tragus pierced a week ago and it's red and puss is coming out and my eat popped but I clean it 3 times a day is it infected?

Probably: Without seeing the area involved cannot say for sure, but this should definitely be seen by a doctor, cultured and treated appropriately. Do not ignore this further as the types of infection and the organisms causing them can be very severe. Good luck and best wishes. ...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