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When Having A Colonoscopy May I Have My Ears Pierced
Small hard ball in earlobe showed up within two days.I have my ears pierced, but it's not on the piercing. It hurts when I touch it. Is this a cyst?
My earlobe is kind of swollen and firm to the touch. It seems as though theres a lump inside it. I don't have my ears pierced; I'm just concerned. ?
I have a red bump in my ear and it's painful and i've had it for a couple of days. I have my ears pierced. Should i be concerned?
Red bump in ears: A red bump might mean an abscess or infection. Rush to have this treated because if it involves the cartilage, this can spread and destroy the cartilage and you end up with a horribly deformed ear. This is an emergency if it involves the cartilage. Do not put heat on it. ...Read more
I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, i want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it ?
Ear Cysts: Benign cysts, such as sebaceous cysts, can develop on the earlobe, resulting in pain or discomfort. According to the national library of medicine, sebaceous cysts result from a collection of dead skin cells and oil produced in the oil glands of the skin and can develop on the earlobe or even inside the ear canal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had my ears pierced for 3 months. Will they close if i take them out for a couple of hours? I may be allergic to the earings
If it is a lobe: piercing - it is usually a quick sting. However, if you are getting a higher chondral piercing - that is like to be more painful and to have more complications. ...Read more
Don't wear them: You most probably have allergic contact dermatitis to the metal in your earrings. The most frequent cause is nickel that is present in cheaper and costume jewelry. Either try stainless steel or more expensive earrings, wear your current earrings for a short time only, or see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing, particularly if other substances (perfume, soap, clothes) bother your skin. ...Read more
I am wanting to have my ears repierced. Is it okay to use 14kt gold earings at the time t.Hey are pierced?
Yes: The best would be 14c gold, sterling silver, or another nickle free metal. ...Read more
My ears are pierced but I bought a brand new pair of piercings and now where my hole is it stinks Should I be worried about it?
Odor: If there is odor at the site of a piercing, it should be evaluated for infection. This is particularly true if you also have pain, swelling or redness. ...Read more
i got my ears pierced 3 days ago for the first time. All was well until yesterday i felt a little uncomfortable and now its beginning to swell.
Go see your doctor: If piercing site is swollen & uncomfortable, you might have an infection there so you need to go see your doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis & appropriate treatment which may include antibiotics. In meantime, warm compresses are fine for infections while cold compresses (ice packs) are good for injuries. But don't delay seeing your doctor! your ear is a very sensitive area & susceptible to damage. ...Read more
Got my ears pierced 10wks ago, replaced the starter earrings but whenever i put the backing on my new earrings, it hurts with pressure for about 1min?
Never a good idea: To put yourself at risk for sake of vanity. Your piercing can always wait. ...Read more
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May be keloid: It may be a Keloid a reacting scar tissue or cyst You have to see your doctor ...Read more
I've had my seconds pierced on my ears for 6 months now and i've had puss come out of them and they still hurt. What should I do?
Take them out.: Take the piercings out. Let ears heal. Have them pierced again. ...Read more
Got my ears pierced last Sunday removed them today to clean them had some trouble getting got them in now a little red& swollen is this normal ?
I got my ears pierced 12/18/2013 and they have yet to heal. keep getting infected. sleep with them in b/c if I don't they close. AntiB's didn't work?
If oral antibiotics : didn't help, re-visit your doctor. "Staph" infection may be hard to eradicate if the cause was/is unsterile equipment, posts &/or clasps, repeated touching with dirty hands., posts that aren't 14 K gold or stainless steel, are too short or too rough or clasps that are too tight. See treatment tips on www.uofmmedicalcenter.org/healthlibrary/Article/116410EN. Don't keep posts in at night. ...Read more
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