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These days, more women and men are getting their ears pierced as a popular form of cultural, personal, or artistic expression. Other less common infected ear piercing symptoms include scaring, nausea, boils, and carbuncles associated with staphylococcus bacteria (Staph infections). If you begin to notice redness and swelling has spread beyond the area of the piercing, and it's accompanied with a mild to moderate fever 48 hours after self-treating for infection, you'll need to contact your local health provider immediately.
The skin around your ear piercing may be red, tender, and swollen for a couple of days after the piercing, this is normal. This type of cleanser works by killing nonpathogenic bacteria, and can be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.
Using rubbing alcohol is a good way to prevent infections, and it can also be used to treat infected ear piercing if it occurs.
You can treat an infected piercing using over the counter medications from your local pharmacy. The use of hydrogen peroxide should be avoided because it dries out the piercing site, kills healing cells and encourages a crusting. Apply any antibiotic ointments or creams after you have showered, and before bedtime, daily.
People with bleeding disorders, or who suffer from keloid scarring, should avoid piercing altogether.
What's most important for avoiding an infected ear piercing is to not change the earrings for at least six weeks from the date you had them pierced.
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A qualified professional has a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear to be pierced. In mild cases of infection, using an antibacterial soap can help eliminate the bacteria that are causing the infection.
Neosporin is a first-aid ointment available without a prescription that contains three antibiotic ingredients in a petroleum jelly base, and can be used to treat minor skin infections.
Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. What's important to remember is that skin that has been wounded through piercing is vulnerable to infection.
Infection is the most common problem, and according to dermatologists, up to 20% of ear piercing results in an infection. However, if you think your piercing might be infected, there are some actions you can take to remedy the problem. It is applied in the same manner as regular soap and works best before alcohol and antibiotic treatments.


If the piercing isn't infected, and the wound has already healed, apply it on the posts or earrings, after they have been removed, three times a day to help mitigate or prevent infection. Antibiotic creams such as Neosporin can be applied after the alcohol treatment and in the same manner. Make sure that the piercing shop or parlor you choose uses a good sturdy earring that is hypoallergenic containing no nickel. Great choice of products, the item I purchased was excellent quality and delivered within a few days. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. To minimize the risk of an infected ear piercing, always have a trained professional perform the piercing, and keep your newly pierced ears clean. Although as tempting as it may be for you to try out those cute new earrings you've purchased, it's imperative that you leave the piercing earrings in place until the hole heals. I will definitely be buying from this company again and I would happily recommend them to anyone.



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