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Swelling, bleeding over the pierced portion of the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I got my ears pierced about 2 months ago and decided to change the earrings out, the left one is fine, but i couldn't get the right one in because i couldn't get it all the way through, it kept pushing into the bottom of the ear lobe, and bleeding, finally i got it through the back, but now the right one is swollen up and hurts a little.
What should i do?
Doctor :   I can help you
Doctor :   dont panic
Doctor :   good that you have passed it all through
Doctor :   but my question is did it pass through the same path as before?
User :   yes, but not while i was trying to get it trough, it pushed into the bottom of the earlobe several times, and hurt really bad and bled
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   never mind
Doctor :   there will be inflammation for a few days
Doctor :   but it will gradually subside
Doctor :   if you have atopical antibiotic cream
User :   its been a week or so already
Doctor :   apply it over the wound twice a day
Doctor :   try to keep the area dry
User :   leave the earring in or take it out for now?
Doctor :   take it out and apply the cream
Doctor :   but you need to insert it twice in a day to keep it
Doctor :   patent
Doctor :   else it will close during wound healing
User :   okay... thank you
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