Hit Cheek Piercing

I’ve had my cheeks pierced for about 6 months now, last month I got hit on my left cheek, swelled bad and developed a hard lump surrounding the piercing. Exercised pampering routines. It went down but not completely. Doesn’t hurt, doesn’t ooze green puss or smell (SOMETIMES clear or blood when I squeeze it) Piercer suggested seeing a derm. for a hydrocortisone shot. Any advice? Lastly, can anyone recommend the best OTC skin treatment for the bruising after having my face hit?

Doctor Answers (1)

Trauma to cheek piercing


If there is a nodule, you should see a doctor, as the piercing when you were hit in the cheek could have caused a hematoma, which is a collection of blood, or a traumatic epidermoid inclusion cyst which represents a collection of a layer of skin, or there could be the start of an infection.  Treatment is different depending on the diagonsis, so you should see a dermatologist.

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