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Can you use coconut oil topically for an infected piercing?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology

In brief: No

While coconut oil can be soothing for inflamed skin, true infected piercing a will require a topical antibiotic and sometimes even a systemic antibiotic to heal.
Try something like neomycin or Bacitracin ointment (assuming you are not allergic). If the problem continues, please see your doctor.

In brief: No

While coconut oil can be soothing for inflamed skin, true infected piercing a will require a topical antibiotic and sometimes even a systemic antibiotic to heal.
Try something like neomycin or Bacitracin ointment (assuming you are not allergic). If the problem continues, please see your doctor.
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