These days, more women and men are getting their ears pierced as a popular form of cultural, personal, or artistic expression. One study estimates that almost 50% of women and 20% of men aged 18 to 50 have had piercing in their earlobes. What’s important to remember is that skin that has been wounded through piercing is vulnerable to infection. To minimize the risk of an infected ear piercing, always have a trained professional perform the piercing, and keep your newly pierced ears clean.
Getting an ear piercing can be totally trendy but there are some points to consider and take care as the ear piercing can cause a lot of infections and pain too. These trendy ear piercing can get infected too soon for they need proper care for first few weeks. Ear piercing infections is a common problem which adults and children face soon after they get their ear pierced. Ear piercing infections can also result in permanent scars if left untreated.
Ear piercing infection signs and symptoms:
There is more pain and apparently different color around the ear piercing if it gets infected. There is also pus and blood oozing out from the ear piercing site, which can be painful and also uneasy. Some symptoms of ear piercing infection are:
- Tenderness on the site where ear was pierced
- Swelling and pain around the piercing site for over 48 hours post piercing
- Smelly and thick discharges from around pierced site. This can also be yellow in color and painful too
- A bump on ear lobes which is white or red in color
- Fever in children due to pain and infection
- Bleeding in extreme cases
- Ear studs or ear rings stuck and you are unable to rotate them in ears
- Itching and burning around ear pierce for long