July 12, 2010 3:53 AM Subscribe
Infected Ear Piercing: I've had an old ear lobe piercing with a small ring for over under a year now (5 months). Every so often (on average, once a month) it would swell and weep some pus or blood. This often goes away with a salt wash. Why does this keep reoccuring?
posted by ashaw to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The ring is a stainless surgical steel and I've never had a piercing before. I think it might be because I'm sleeping on the ear with the piercing in.
How can this constant infection be remedied? Is this normal? Should I consider removing the piercing?