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Had piercing, got red lumps, helix hard, swelling. Should i be worried?

i had what some would call my anti helix (which is the root of my helix) pierced like about 3 months ago. I took out the piercing after about a month of having it pierced because i had two red lumps on it(which weren t painful). It cured up neatly, but now after two months of not having the piercing, my helix is hard and swollen and has a lump on the inside(back of the helix area). Should i be worried, and what should i do?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Piercing of cartilage increases the chances of chondritis( cartilage infection) and perichondritis( infection of perichondrium; a layer above cartilage). The most sane advise would be to visit a doctor so that after clinical examination a proper treatment in the form of oral and topical antibiotics could be advised. Had it just been a hard lump , another possibility could have been a keloid.
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Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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