There are instances in which, despite the fact that the perforation of the ear has been carried out in a licensed center and followed all the sanitary standards, an infection can still occur. Let's see how to best resolve it.
Some slight pain and discomfort can be experienced for a few weeks following the perforation. However, this only becomes an infection if the pain/discomfort is accompanied by redness, swelling and irritation. The important thing is to act in time to prevent the problem from worsening.
If left untreated, the infection can worsen and trigger more severe complications over the years. In these cases, we recommend undergoing a dermatological examination to understand the origin of the problem.
In the case of more delicate piercings, such as the helix, tragus, rook or daith, it is necessary to have the piercer explain the specific treatment for that type of piercing. In fact, the disinfection procedures healing times will vary. In the case of particular piercings such as the helix, trago, tower or daith, it is necessary to have the piercer explain the specific treatment for that type of piercin as the frequency of aftercare and healing times may vary.
It is fairly easy to identify an ear infection caused by a piercing. The main symptoms are:
Infections can be caused by a variety of external factors, including but not limited to: the piercer during the piercing procedure, who may have failed to comply with proper sanitary conditions; the healing period, due to improper or lack of post-piercing care; or bacteria, which we came into contact with or was present on our hands.
To prevent an ear infection, it is very important to: seek out a licensed and qualified piercing center; avoid DIY piercings at all costs; follow all the recommended sanitation practices recommended by the piercer; and lastly but not least, always wash your hands before touching the affected area.
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