What are the side effects of ear piercing?

What are the side effects of ear piercing?

What are the risks?

  • Allergic reaction. Jewelry made of nickel or brass can trigger it.
  • Infection. People sometimes have redness, swelling, pain, and a discharge after a piercing.
  • Skin trouble. You may get problems such as scars and keloids (overgrown scar tissue).
  • Blood diseases.

What does an irritated ear piercing look like?

An infected ear piercing may be red, swollen, sore, warm, itchy or tender. Sometimes the piercing oozes blood or white, yellow or greenish pus. A new piercing is an open wound that can take several weeks to fully heal. During that time, any bacteria (germs) that enter the wound can lead to infection.

Do you feel pain when you get your ear pierced?

Depending on where you go for your piercing, and the part of your ear that you choose, a professional with a needle or piercing gun marks a spot and creates a hole. The piercer then places an earring in the hole. Will I feel pain? Yes, at least a little.

What happens if you get an infection from ear piercing?

You develop a fever. The infection, or redness and inflammation, spreads beyond the piercing site. To avoid infection, have your ears pierced by a professional. Don’t do it at home. Be sure to ask about their infection prevention protocol. Also ask if their tools are sterile. Confirm that the earrings they use come out of a new, sterile package.

What should I do if I get an ear piercing?

Your piercing professional may recommend a specific cleanser. Put an antibiotic ointment around the area to prevent a skin infection. Though it’s tempting, try not to touch your ear piercing. Germs from your hands can cause an infection.

Why do my ears hurt when I wear earrings?

If earrings make your ears sore, even when you’ve had your ears pierced for years, the most likely reason is that you are allergic to the materials in the earrings you are wearing.

What are the signs of an ear piercing?

Signs and symptoms of an infection in an ear piercing include: — new, persistent or increasing redness, pain or swelling — spreading redness or swelling around the piercing — thick, opaque drainage from the site

Is it possible for an ear piercing to be infected?

A healthy ear piercing should not have any tearing or lacerations around the piercing hole. They are usually a result of, or accompanied by, other infection symptoms. Is it infected?

What to do if your ear gets red after an ear piercing?

Right after an earlobe piercing, your ear may be red or swollen. That should go away after a day or two. Wash your hands with soap and water. Put 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and stir. Don’t remove the earring.

How long does it take for ear piercings to hurt?

However, it is not unusual for piercings to be painful or tender to the touch within the first 2 weeks. During these first couple weeks, the piercing is more sensitive and prone to soreness if it is slept on or touched frequently.