How To Deal With Wound Infections Due To Piercing?
Hello. I have an infection due to piercing. Because it is less sterile. Is it better to use oral antibiotics or ointments?
Hello Amiekhan, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Read about the condition that you are currently experiencing, it is strongly recommended that you first check with your doctor directly to ascertain directly the condition of the infection that you are experiencing right now, whether it really only requires topical antibiotics or if you need oral antibiotics. It is not recommended to decide for yourself regarding the preparation and also the type of antibiotic to be used.
For the time being, you should keep the piercing wound clean and dry. You can apply povidone iodine to the wound to help the wound heal and also temporarily avoid using earrings on the piercing hole to avoid a more severe infection reaction. Do not use drugs or other substances applied to the wound other than those recommended by the doctor.
I hope this helps.