What to do if I have ear piercing infection?

Piercing infection. Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation.

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What to do if I have ear piercing infection prevent future piercings?

Use correct cleaning. techniques. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. Read more...
Get it done by MD. If you are getting infections following ear piercing than I will advice you have it done under sterile conditions from another provider or your Doctor Some Pediatricians do Ear Piercing But you have to wait till the infection has completely cleared before you gat ear pierced. Read more...

What to do if I have ear piercing possible infection?

Piercing 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 site. Read more...

I have an earlobe infection in my right ear piercing, could that cause my right lypmh node on my neck to swell?

Skin & lymph nodes. Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to nearby lymph nodes to recruit more immune system cells to fight the infection. Since the lymph node is busy making more cells to fight infection, it gets bigger and can sometimes even be tender to touch. It will go down after infection is resolved. Read more...

Is my ear infection and what should I do? I had my 2 ear piercing done like a week ago and had to change the earing on the third day because it was getting a infection from stainless steel earring and I changed them to 14k gold but now it seems to be inf

Signs . Signs of an infection are: redness, swelling, pain, and warmth to the touch. You may or may not notice pus leaking from the site of infection. The best way to treat a piercing infection is to remove the piercing (in your case an earring) and call your doctor since you may need antibiotics. You then need to leave the piercing out, let the hole heal over and re-pierce when completely healed. Otherwise, if you replace an earring while the wound is still infected, the bacteria cling to the earring where the antibiotics cannot reach and continue to reinfect the site. Read more...