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Swelling, green discharge after Tragus pierced, pain in back of ear and throat. Reasons ?

Hi i got my Tragus pierced around a month ago, it was okay the first week but now it has went all swollen, this green crispy substance comes from it every so often and there s little bubbles at the back and front around the peircing, also I have a pain right at the back of my ear and throat could this br anything to do with the peircing?
Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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Hi,

It seems like a bacterial infection at the piercing site. Please apply topical antibiotic like Soframycin or neosprin twice daily for 4 to 5 days for it to heal.

You should be fine soon.

Take care.
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