I got my second piercing on my earlobe about 3 weeks ago and it's swollen. Is there an infection? (photos)

I got my second piercing on my earlobes about 3-4 weeks ago and the swelling and pain went away on the 4th day, but suddenly last night my right ear started to give off some heat so I went to go clean it and saw that it was bleeding and very swollen, it didn't have discharged or any pain. I got a cartilage piercing on that ear too so I haven't been sleeping on that ear so I don't know why it was swollen. I clean it in a daily too. Is it infected?

Doctor Answers 1

Keloid potential with a piercing

You may want to remove the piercing, clean the area, and apply Plato's Scar Serum to reduce the risk of scarring or keloid. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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