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My ear piercing is infected and oozing puss, what would happen if I didn't get the puss out?
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
In brief: It will get worse
You must have your earing removed right away and the infection treated.
If you let it go, it will only get worse and spread to the surrounding tissues.

In brief: It will get worse
You must have your earing removed right away and the infection treated.
If you let it go, it will only get worse and spread to the surrounding tissues.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends
One could develop an abscess of the lobe of the ear.
There is a dictum "all pus must pass". In this case an abscess would either resorb or would fester and burst. A severe infection could cause necrosis and loss of tissue and deformity. Infection, anywhere, should be taken seriously. Clean the area with soap & water, dry it and apply antibiotic ointment. Keep fingers away. See pcp if worse.

In brief: Depends
One could develop an abscess of the lobe of the ear.
There is a dictum "all pus must pass". In this case an abscess would either resorb or would fester and burst. A severe infection could cause necrosis and loss of tissue and deformity. Infection, anywhere, should be taken seriously. Clean the area with soap & water, dry it and apply antibiotic ointment. Keep fingers away. See pcp if worse.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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