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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.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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