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White Pus In Ear Piercing
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?
My pierced earlobe has clear pus leaking from the hole, drying into a gross orange crust around the earring. Help!
Sore?: If your throat is sore and you see white exudate (pus balls) then you can gargle with salt water or half/half peroxide and mouthwash for relief.. It would be best to be seen to be sure it is not strep throat. If you see white balls and are not ill, they could be tonsilliths or trapped food particles, which are not a problem. Gargling also helps remove them. A visit will help clear that up. ...Read more
Sounds infected: Encourage medical eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe infected or: inflamed? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Pain in ear and around ear. Swollen lymph node below ear, loss of balance. Had 2 abscessed teeth removed. Could another tooth infection move to ear?
Ear: Sounds like more of an ear problem than a mouth problem. To be sure, see both your Physician or an ENT specialist, and see your Dentist or a specialist Oral Surgeon. Between the two, with proper examination/evaluation, they will determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postauricular crease inflated/swollen Ear pushed outward—Inflamed pimple in ear for 4 days—What causes the soft inflated feeling behind ear?infected?
My daughters ear puercing has sme pus drainage. She replaced the earring and accidentally punctured some skin that caused bleeding.
Evaluation: Please see your physician as she may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Should respond : If you've started treatment with drops or oral meds the drainage should begin to subside within a few days. Failure to respond may mean there is too much drainage coming out for drops to be effective & a trip to the dr to have the drainage suctioned clear may be necessary. Check with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer