Ear Swelling To Redness After Piercing?
Hi.. I want to ask. I last had my ears pierced on February 20th. And now on April 16th. But my ears are still leaking yellow fluid.. Then I like to press. Until it becomes red and now it’s swollen to black. Why is this? Is there a blood clot or what? Because I really want to wear earrings when I get married, so that it’s so elegant.. Thank you
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Is the yellow liquid coming out of your piercing?
If yes, then it is likely that you have an infection. This infection is prone to occur in ear piercings due to open wounds that do not receive adequate treatment. As a result, bacteria from the surrounding skin can enter and multiply, causing pus, pain, redness, and swelling. In more severe conditions, sufferers may also experience fever and discomfort that radiates throughout the body. The skin that looks blackish may occur due to blood clots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or also due to dead tissue due to not getting adequate blood perfusion.
Given the complaints have been going on for a long time (more than 1 month after the piercing), you should not leave it unattended. Check with your doctor immediately for proper treatment. If it is true that the cause is infection, the doctor will generally prescribe topical or oral medications, such as antibiotics, anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, and so on. Or, the doctor will treat the wound first before giving the medicine.
At this time, you should not squeeze your piercing, especially using non-sterile hands or tools. It is feared that this habit can actually worsen the infection you are experiencing so that it will take longer to heal. You can clean the pus that comes out by using gauze that has been moistened with intravenous fluids. Don't rub too much of your piercing, just press gently to let the pus come out. Also, keep your piercing area dry and not exposed to excessive moisture. Don't put earrings on your piercing before the infection has been properly treated.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah