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Itching in the ear lobes after getting ears pierced. What to do for healing?

I have had my ears pierced since I was a baby, and am now 19 years old. I have mild metal allergies, but I can usually wear earrings if I use a plastic back, or take them out at night. Usually my lobes become itchy, but it goes away quickly. Recently, that happened and the underside of one of my lobes became dry and crusty, sometimes oozing if I cleaned it. It has since gone away almost completely, but my opposite earlobe began doing the same thing. Since then, it has only gotten worse, and nothing seems to minimize it. What can I do to help it heal? I don t have any pain, just redness, dry skin and oozing around my piercing.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Welcome to the forum. Your suymptoms are due to allergy to metals. You have sensitive skin. Avoid wearing earings that are not made of gold or silver. Generally gold and silver suit to all skin types ( exceptions are always there ). Judge the metal that suits you before wearing. Avoid wearing tight fitting earings, prefer danglers. Always remove earings before going to bed.

At present leave your ear lobes do not fiddle with them. You can take anti-allergics ( like avil - one or two tablets, consult a local doctor befpre taking the medication ) to stop the itches and oozing. Your ears may take 7-10 days to heal. Do not touch them. Just clean the oozes with a clean cotton swab soaked in an antiseptic lotion.

You can apply oitment containing "betamethasone" locally to reduce the redness and feel more comfortable. Take care.
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