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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?
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
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
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 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!?
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
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
What to do if I had my tragus pierced 4 month ago the bump is fine but my tragus is very thick and hard not to sore though but looks like whole tragus swoll?
Tragus: Remove piercing. You may need to have surgery to reduce cartlidge. It can occur when you traumatize cartilidge it thickens and scars. ...Read more
I had my tragus pierced a moth ago i clean it regularly,a red bump has appeared.It oozes puss when insleep on it but doesn't really hurt, isit normal?
Definitely not: It's possible you have a localized infection from the procedure that punctured through skin and cartilage. This is the body's reaction to that -it is trying to clear out the germs. The 'foreign body' which is whatever earring or jewelry that you have in there makes it harder for the body to 'clear' the germs, because the earring actually helps protect the bacteria. Try a dry string, changing daily ...Read more
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