I just got my second ear piercing 5 days ago and it is swollen bellow my earring and a little around my earring. What should I do? It has been swollen for 2 days and I took out my first set of earrings but it still is swollen I tried ice.
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 31st, 2016
It appears that you might have a inflammatory reaction or a infection at the site.

You can apply ice and also take antiinflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or Naprosyn, which can reduce the swelling, the redness and pain. Cleaning the wound with a antiseptic solution (Dettol, Savlon, etc) or applying a antibiotic cream (Mupirocin or soframycin) will also be helpful.

If it does not improve in a day or two with the above measures or if the symptoms worsen sooner, you may consult your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Body Modification , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.