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cartilage peircing 3 weeks ago and today it's swellon

I have my cartilage peircing 3 weeks ago and today it's swellon and red might be I slept on that side what shall I do?
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replied March 30th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Piercing may lead to infected cartilage. If the swelling is enough and redness is there, i would suggest remove the piercing for a while and get some topical antibiotics and pain killers for the healing.

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