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I've got puncture wound of the ear. Now what?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Evaulation

Your ear needs to be evaluated.
Uncomplicated simple puncture wounds of the main body of the ear lobule are likely to heal uneventfully. Wounds along the margin or involving the cartilage with fragmentation of the penetrating object are more likely to be complicated requiring surgery and antibiotics and follow up. Assure that your tetanus status is up to date.

In brief: Evaulation

Your ear needs to be evaluated.
Uncomplicated simple puncture wounds of the main body of the ear lobule are likely to heal uneventfully. Wounds along the margin or involving the cartilage with fragmentation of the penetrating object are more likely to be complicated requiring surgery and antibiotics and follow up. Assure that your tetanus status is up to date.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wound care for it

Appears like torn earlobe at piercing site.
If fresh, clean with half strength peroxide and hibiclens soap. Apply antibiotic ointment to area, and apply damp wash cloth with ice in ziplok bag to decrease swelling. See your family physician to examine wound for damage and potential for infection.

In brief: Wound care for it

Appears like torn earlobe at piercing site.
If fresh, clean with half strength peroxide and hibiclens soap. Apply antibiotic ointment to area, and apply damp wash cloth with ice in ziplok bag to decrease swelling. See your family physician to examine wound for damage and potential for infection.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See ent

See ent, ear nose throat doctor for examination and discussion of whether treatment is necessary.
An audiology exam for hearing loss will part of ENT exam.

In brief: See ent

See ent, ear nose throat doctor for examination and discussion of whether treatment is necessary.
An audiology exam for hearing loss will part of ENT exam.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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