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Infected ears, only platinum suits, pus discharge. What should help?

I got my first piercing done when I was about 7 and didn t have any problems until about last year (I m 15 now) and I can only wear titanium or my ears itch and get seriously infected. I just got my second piercing done in the beginning of January. This past week I got lumps on the back Of my ear around my earrings. My mom has had them before so we did what the doctor told her to do but today I went into the bathroom and just barley touched my ear and a ton of pus can out of my earring hole it is scarring me because I ve had past problems. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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hi.. thanks for using HCM..
you have ear lobe infection, due to contact dermatitis, wearing the metals(titanium)..
you seem to be allergic to the metals..
use antibiotics both systemic and oral.. once it is healed, use only inert metals like gold, silver, platinum(without contamination with other metals)..
in the intial period you can use steriod ointment while wearing the ear rings.
all the very best..
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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