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Scab in the ear piercing site. Cleaning with peroxide. Other treatment?

My mother had my ears pierced when I was much, much younger...but I ve always had a problem with my right ear piercing. It happens randomly that I ll have to remove my earrings or not wear any for almost a week because I begin to develop a sort of crust/scab in and around the actual piercing. Aside from that, it feels very tender, and sore. I try cleaning it off with hydrogen peroxide , but I want to know the possible causes and ways to care for such a situation...
Asked On : Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Most common cause can be hypersensitivity to the metal you are wearing. It sometimes happens that you are using same material on both sides and problem occurs on one side. Use antibiotic and steroid combination ointment for few days after removing the ear ring. Always use pure metal and not the artificial one. Other reason for unilateral problem can be the position of prick. If it is touching the perichondrium of pinna cartilage (high prick on lobule), it can cause some problem. Regards.
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