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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 : Don't 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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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 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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Pounding in the ear after getting my Tragus pierced how can I get that to go away and what is causing it?

Pounding in the ear after getting my Tragus pierced how can I get that to go away and what is causing it?

Inflammation: You didn't say how long after piercing you noted symptoms. Sounds like either inflammation or infection. Have MD evaluate the area. ...Read more

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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?

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 their 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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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

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My Daughter is experiencing ear swelling and ear tenderness to touch. She had her tragus pierced a week ago today.

My Daughter is experiencing ear swelling and ear tenderness to touch. She had her tragus pierced a week ago today.

See a doctor: She could be developing an infection of the ear called auricular perichondritis and if left untreated can cause permanent cosmetic deformity of the ear. She may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Recently had tragus pierced and now pinna is warm to touch. Is this normal and could it be swimmers ear? Rinse ear under faucet to get out soap.

Recently had tragus pierced and now pinna is warm to touch. Is this normal and could it be swimmers ear? Rinse ear under faucet to get out soap.

Piercing Infection: See a doctor. This could represent art cartilage infection (chondritis). This requires traeatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Got Tragus (cartalige) pierced a week ago. Using a 50% salt watter / 50% hydrogen peroxide solution. Piercing/ear is very itchy. Normal? Any advice?

Got Tragus (cartalige) pierced a week ago. Using a 50% salt watter / 50% hydrogen peroxide solution. Piercing/ear is very itchy. Normal? Any advice?

Stop peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide is not beneficial for any wound and tends to be irritating. Aquaphor or vaseline is OK. Water (a shower) is good for it. Leave it alone, do not spin it. Avoid alcohol, iodine, bacitracin, neosporin as these are never useful on existing wounds and are irritating or sensitizing. If the stud is not surgical steel or 14k gold you may be reacting with allergy to nickel sulfate. ...Read more

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I want to get my tragus and nipples pierced. Is this a bad idea from a Doctor's point of view?

I want to get my tragus and nipples pierced. Is this a bad idea from a Doctor's point of view?

Piercings: As long as it is performed by someone professionally trained in piercings/body modification in a sterile environment. Always follow the cleaning instructions given. There is always a risk of infection or your body rejecting the piercing. ...Read more

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I self pierced my tragus last year and it then rejected. I pierced it after that&now I have a large scar that is bruise colors how can I get rid of it?

I self pierced my tragus last year and it then rejected. I pierced it after that&now I have a large scar that is bruise colors how can I get rid of it?

Listen to body: If your body rejects something, that might be a clue that it's not a good idea. Now that you have ignored your body and are suffering some consequences (i.e. A large dark scar), be smart. Usually time alone will fade scars but if it doesn't, you may need ipl or laser treatments. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My tragus pops when I press it. Why? Never pierced.

My tragus pops when I press it. Why? Never pierced.

Stop pressing: It's probably just the cartilage "popping" when you push on it ... so stop pushing on it. If there is pain, redness or swelling, I would recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Cause of tragus pain?

Otitis externa: The most common cause for travail tenderness is otitis externa, or swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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Tragus swollen what's the cause?

Tragus swollen what's the cause?

Otolaryngologist: This is dependent on several factors. Does it come and go? Is it painful? Is the skin above tragus red? I believe you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) to give you a real answer for this question. ...Read more

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Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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How much do tragus piercings hurt?

How much do tragus piercings hurt?

Tragus piercing: A lot- especially if an infection sets in and your cartilage becomes infected. It isn't worth it! ...Read more

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How badly can the tragus piercing hurt?

Tragus piercing: The tragus is the small cartilage of your outer ear, just in front of the opening of the ear canal. Much like the earlobe, this area is not that sensitive to pain, but it is slightly more sensitive than the ear lobe. The ear canal, on the other hand, is very sensitive to pain. I would caution against piercing this area as it puts the cartilage at risk for infection, called chonditis. ...Read more

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What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

What is the pain rating of tragus piercing?

Tragus: The tragus is the small pointed eminence of the external ear in front of the ear canal. Unlike the ear lobe, it has a core of cartilage. I have seen pain ratings (on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the worst) ranging from 3 to 7. It probably depends greatly on the person and on the method of the professional doing the piercing. I would find someone who had a good experience and use that piercer. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

How much time do I have to clean my tragus piercing?

Tragus piercing: It is in your best interest to keep it clean to avoid an infection, especially of the cartilage. ...Read more

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Why is my tragus suddenly hurting and itching? I need some advice.

Infection/piercing?: Infection or ulcers can affect this area and be very painful. True infection of the cartilage is a serious problem and requires prompt treatment. Do not ignore. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My tragus is very swollen, what should I do?

Can someone help please? My tragus is very swollen, what should I do?

Ear Swelling: Swelling may be a sign of infection.
See your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more