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Can a piercing cause inflamed lymph nodes behind the ear?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Piercing

Yes, if there was a mild infection.
Just the trauma itself shouldn't give you too much of an issue. If the earlobe is getting more painful, see your doctor.

In brief: Piercing

Yes, if there was a mild infection.
Just the trauma itself shouldn't give you too much of an issue. If the earlobe is getting more painful, see your doctor.
Dr. David Martin
Dr. David Martin
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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