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It has been a week since i got my second ear lobe piercing. My left ear is somewhat swollen and my right is red and swollen and hurts to touch. help.

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Dr. Lisa Chipps
Dermatology
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In brief: Earlobe infection

This sounds like you may have a wound infection around the piercing.
I recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment.

In brief: Earlobe infection

This sounds like you may have a wound infection around the piercing.
I recommend that you see a dermatologist for treatment.
Dr. Lisa Chipps
Dr. Lisa Chipps
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
start with some topical antibiotic ointment and make appointment with derm
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Infection

You have a skin infection.
Please go see your physician.

In brief: Infection

You have a skin infection.
Please go see your physician.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Theodore Fetter
Agree that you need an MD evaluation very soon and treatment for the infection. Also suggest that you call your county/city Health Dept. and report where your piercing was done for public health considerations. If the infection is affecting the cartilage area of the ears, get to medical care with extreme speed.
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