So I got my earlobes pierced almost 3 weeks ago. It was okay, and then suddenly the right earlobe started swelling and throbbing. Even if I don't touch it, it feels painful. I was given anti bacterial medicine that's oral, about a week ago but didn't finish it. What do I do to reduce the swelling?
Earlobe Piercing Swelling? (photo)
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Swelling after earlobe piercing
Your pictures do not show any obvious sign of infection, but if you are having swelling and pain, I would seek medical attention. A physical exam would be helpful to determine if there might be an infection and if there is, that should be treated as soon as possible.
Swelling after a earlobe piercing
Make sure you don't have an infection
Earlobe Piercing Site Infection
Thank you for your question. The development of pain following a procedure may be a sign of infection. You should see your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Swelling may accompany infection and should subside as the infection clears. Good luck to you.
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