Yellow Liquid In A Pierced Hole?
Why is my piercing that has been sick for 1 month and still produces yellow water but does not smell and how to cure it? thank you
Hello Shellyn, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
Piercing or piercing in the ear is not uncommon. However, it should be noted, if this action is carried out with equipment or procedures that are less sterile, then this action can actually lead to undesirable things, such as infection.
There are several conditions that can result in complaints of pain in a piercing wound that does not also disappear and the discharge from the wound, for example:
Ear infections. Piercing action is one of the risks to become a pathway for bacteria. Initially, pain can occur around the piercing scar, but if not treated properly, the infection can spread to all the ears. This condition can cause cellulitis (inflammation of the skin and lower layers of the skin) in the auricle. Patients can complain of pain around the piercing wound, accompanied by redness (redness can spread to all the ears), swollen, and felt hot. Inflammation of the cartilage in the auricle due to piercings that affect the cartilage or due to inadequate cellulitis therapy. This condition is also called perichondritis. The ear will feel pain, redness, swelling, and can come out clear or yellowish fluid from the piercing wound. This inflammation can also spread to the area near the cheeks and behind the ears. Allergic reaction to ear material / ear accessories. Even though the ear piercing procedure has been done well and cleanly, there is a risk of complaints from the ear, one of which is due to an allergic reaction (the body's immune system considers the earrings as an 'enemy') that causes an inflammatory reaction. Patients can feel itching, redness, and swelling around the location of the earrings, accompanied by a discharge. Imitation materials, nickel, and several other materials can cause this allergic reaction. In addition to allergies, inflammatory reactions can also occur if earrings contain substances that are irritating (causing irritation). etc. My advice, because complaints have been felt for more than one month, you can see yourself to the doctor. The doctor will further inquire about the symptoms you are experiencing and the history of the piercing procedure and do a direct examination of the ear that is having problems. If based on the doctor's assessment there has been a buildup of pus / called an abscess on the auricle, then action can be taken to remove the pus. Usually the doctor will also prescribe antibiotics (if caused by a bacterial infection) and also anti-inflammatory to reduce your symptoms.
Meanwhile, keep your ears healthy and clean. Remove earrings and other accessories from the ears. Clean your ears regularly (when bathing) gently, and make sure you dry your ears again. Do not scratch, touch, or apply materials outside the doctor's recommendations to the ear. If it feels painful, you can take pain relievers like Paracetamol as recommended by use.
You can also read about: Want to pierce? Ensure First Safety.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and I hope you get better soon.