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Swelling and throbbing pain on the site of Tragus piercing, no pus. No relief with ibuprofen. Sign of infection?

Swelling and throbbing pain on the site of Tragus piercing, no pus , no relief with Ibuprofen . Is it infected? Hi I got my Tragus pierced three years ago by a professoonalnpiercer. I slept on the slide with the piercing and now it is slightly swollen with throbbing pain. Ibuprofin seems to help for a few hours, but the pain returns. There is no pus but it is tender to the touch. Is this a sign of infection?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Oct 2013
Hello dear
Thanks for your query at Hcm
Swelling , pain , redness , and warm are signs of infection .
Pus will take atleast two to three days to form after active infection.
It could be due to infection .
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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