2005-08-21 08:31:21 ET

what does an earring infection look like/feel like?

2005-08-21 09:05:27 ET

it will swell and ooze and everything else sometimes gets a pea sized or bigger knot

2005-08-21 09:43:26 ET

Look for a lot of redness around the area...but the yellowish stuff you see is pretty normal (usu. what's called "crusties"). Crusties look almost like dried boogers (mmmm, PRETTY), but are pretty common -- just be sure to clean them off your ear and piercing -- and keep that ear TOTALLY CLEAN!! Don't fool around with it if you haven't washed your hands etc...

2005-08-21 09:48:10 ET

well, every time it comes in contact with warm water some little clearish/yellowish stuff comes off. but it's not oozing??

2005-08-21 13:20:06 ET

thats just lovely ol' pus.
it'll happen. just beware of massive swelling and when you push on it the yellow/clearish stuff oozes out.

that's not necessarily okay.

2005-08-31 11:35:42 ET

Yea, the clear/white stuff that comes out is fine, just squeeze it out and clean the piercing afterwards.
Also, make sure that you're using something you're not allergic to, that can cause infections. I found out the not-fun way that i'm allergic to most metals.. yay surgical steel and gold!

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