My earring hole is red, swollen, and is crusty as well. What should I do? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Ear lobe infection
Hi thanks to share your pic.The pierced area looks red inflamed and swollen.you have to treat the infection with topical and broad spectrum oral antibiotic coverage .Treat it immediately to prevent the spread or from developing perichondritis.reconsider ear piercing only after the infection subsides completely.please do seek an in person consultation and get it treated immediately.
Tear of earlobe
You might want to let it heal if it is irritated or torn a bit before putting a new earring back in. Best to be seen in person.
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