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Swelling post skin piercing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   did you learn the note I made?
Doctor :   Sorry, which note?
User :   Ok, let me ask again.. i thought that note goes to the doctor.
User :   recently, my wife got Ear piercing done just above the Ear lobe..
Doctor :   ok
User :   for few 4 weeks, there was no problems, swelling etc. just a normal pain was experienced.
User :   now when she tried a Gold ornament, (thats a very thin ring of gold), she started having problems.
Doctor :   ok
User :   there is a tissue protuding on the back side of the piercing opening..
User :   that's not very much painful, but there is some pus spots in between.
User :   what's the way around ?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall explain you
User :   yes please.
Doctor :   Does she have any fever or pus discharge?
User :   no fever.
User :   for pus let me confirm this.
Doctor :   ok
User :   never was pus discharge.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Now if there is tissue hanging, that will have to be examined
Doctor :   and decided to remove if required
User :   its not hanging.
User :   its just very small.
Doctor :   If needed, certain antiinflammatories shall be required
Doctor :   ok
User :   probably it is a swelling with .
Doctor :   right
Doctor :   antiinflammatories shall help in reducing the swelling
User :   its just 0.3 cm in diameter.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would recommend you to consult a skin specialist
Doctor :   and get it examined
User :   oh , ok. just got some medicines for her today,
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thats a MBBS doctor.
Doctor :   ok
User :   just a query.
User :   what's the antiinflammatories ?
Doctor :   anti swelling medicines
Doctor :   also called as pain killers
Doctor :   Did you understand about the medicine?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
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