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My ear piercing hole hurts. What should I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: New or old?

scar or infection? 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

In brief: New or old?

scar or infection? 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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