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I am pregnant with my 2nd child an keep getting pus balls where my ears are pierced. This has only ever happened during pregnancy. What could it mean?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Immune system
When you are pregnant your body's immune system is less vigilant than normal so that you don't "reject" the baby growing inside you.
The downside is that you're more susceptible to infections, which is what those "pus balls" are. Stop wearing earrings until you deliver the baby; that should solve the problem.

In brief: Immune system
When you are pregnant your body's immune system is less vigilant than normal so that you don't "reject" the baby growing inside you.
The downside is that you're more susceptible to infections, which is what those "pus balls" are. Stop wearing earrings until you deliver the baby; that should solve the problem.
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