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Pierced ear infectionPPierced ear infectionPierced ear infectionEnglishDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2013-05-05T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000058.1000000000000677.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A new ear piercing can easily become infected. Find out how to properly care for your child's new piercing.</p><h2>What is a pierced ear infection?</h2><p>Pierced ear infections are common among children and teenagers. In most cases, the infection will appear a few days after the piercing. Signs of a pierced ear infection include pain, redness, swelling and a yellow discharge from the piercing site.​​</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>To prevent a pierced ear infection, take your child to an experienced and qualified piercer.</li><li>Clean your child's piercing regularly with warm water and mild soap and dry the area thoroughly.</li><li>Do not use rubbing alcohol, antibacterial cleansers or hydrogen peroxide.</li><li>Signs of a pierced ear infection may include pain, swelling and yellow discharge from the piercing site.</li></ul><h2>Causes of pierced ear infections</h2><p>The most common cause of pierced ear infections is the introduction of bacteria (germs), found on the surface of the skin, into the piercing site. This can happen when unsterile equipment is used during the piercing, or if the piercing is not cleaned regularly at home. Also, touching the new piercing with dirty fingers or sharing earrings can lead to an infection.</p><h3>Other causes of pierced ear infections may include:</h3><ul><li>earrings clasped too tightly</li><li>a piece of the earring becoming embedded in the earlobe</li><li>an allergic reaction to earrings made with nickel</li></ul><p>An allergic reaction (contact dermatitis) to nickel is common among children and teenagers. Signs of an allergic reaction to nickel may include dry, itchy skin, rash or blisters. Skin irritated by an allergic reaction to nickel is more likely to become infected so make sure your child's initial earrings are made from 14-karat gold or stainless steel.</p><h2>Treatment of pierced ear infections</h2><p>Remember to wash your hands before cleaning your child's piercing.</p><p>Treatment of a pierced ear infection will depend on the extent of the infection and whether the piercing involved the earlobe or the ear cartilage.</p><p>Mild infections of the earlobe can be treated with daily cleansing and a topical antibiotic ointment. With proper care and hygiene, a pierced ear infection will disappear in one to two weeks. More severe infections of the earlobe or any infection involving ear cartilage need to be assessed by a health-care provider and usually require oral antibiotics. In some cases, intravenous antibiotics or drainage of the infection may be necessary.</p><h3>When to remove the earrings</h3><p>Earrings should be removed from your child's ears if the infection persists or spreads despite regular cleaning. If the infection involves the cartilage of the ear, remove the earrings and seek medical attention for a proper evaluation. Finally, earrings should be removed if your child develops an <a href="/Article?contentid=804&language=English">allergy</a> or sensitivity reaction to the metal or other compounds in the earring.</p><h2>When to seek medical help</h2><h3>Make an appointment with your child's health-care provider if:</h3><ul><li>the infection involves the cartilage of the ear.</li><li>pain, swelling and redness spread beyond the piercing site or is associated with <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a>.</li><li>the infection does not begin to improve after 48 hours of treatment.</li><li>swelling causes the earring to become embedded or stuck in the ear.</li></ul>
Infection à la suite d’un perçage d’oreilleIInfection à la suite d’un perçage d’oreillePierced ear infectionFrenchDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2013-05-23T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000063.0000000000000668.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Un nouveau perçage peut facilement s’infecter. Voyez comment prendre soin correctement du nouveau perçage de votre enfant.<br></p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’une infection à la suite d’un perçage d’oreille?</h2><p>Les infections à la suite d’un perçage d’oreille sont courantes chez les enfants et les adolescents. Dans la plupart des cas, l’infection apparaît quelques jours après le perçage. Les signes d’une infection d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage comprennent la douleur, la rougeur, le gonflement et un écoulement jaunâtre à partir du trou percé.</p> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Afin de prévenir une infection d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage, adressez-vous à une personne expérimentée travaillant proporement.</li> <li>Les signes d’une infection d’oreille peuvent comprendre la douleur, le gonflement et un écoulement jaunâtre à partir du trou percé.</li> <li>Nettoyez le perçage de votre enfant avec de l’eau tiède et du savon. N’utilisez pas d’alcool à friction ni de peroxyde d’hydrogène.</li> <li>Consultez votre médecin si votre enfant développe une fièvre.</li> </ul><h2>Causes d’infections d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage</h2> <p>La cause la plus courante d’une infection d’oreille est l’introduction de germes, que l’on trouve à la surface de la peau, dans le trou percé. Cela se produit lorsque l’équipement qui a servi à percer n'est pas stérile, ou si le trou n’est pas nettoyé régulièrement à la maison. Aussi, toucher le nouveau perçage avec des doigts sales ou échanger des boucles d’oreilles peuvent entraîner une infection.</p> <h3>Voici d’autres causes possibles d’infection d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage : </h3> <ul> <li>des boucles d’oreilles attachées trop serrées</li> <li>une partie de boucle d’oreille trop encastrée dans le lobe de l’oreille</li> <li>une réaction allergique à des boucles d’oreilles contenant du nickel</li> </ul> <p>Une réaction allergique (dermite de contact) au nickel est courante chez les enfants et les adolescents. Les signes de réaction allergique au nickel comprennent la sécheresse de la peau, des démangeaisons, une éruption cutanée ou des ampoules. Une peau irritée à la suite d’une réaction allergique au nickel a plus de risques de s’infecter; assurez-vous alors que les premières boucles d’oreilles de votre enfant soient en or 14 carats ou en acier inoxydable.</p><h2>Traitement de l’infection d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage</h2><p>Rappelez-vous de bien vous laver les mains avant de soigner le perçage de votre enfant. Nettoyez le perçage avec de l’eau tiède et du savon 2 fois par jour. N’utilisez pas d’alcool à friction ni de peroxyde d’hydrogène. Ces solutions assèchent la peau, ce qui peut empêcher le perçage de guérir rapidement et efficacement.</p><p>Avec des soins et une hygiène appropriés, une infection d’oreille à la suite d’un perçage disparaitra en 1 ou 2 semaines.<br></p><h3>Quand retirer les boucles d’oreilles<br></h3><p>On doit retirer les boucles d’oreilles de votre enfant si l’infection persiste ou se répand malgré les nettoyages réguliers. Si l’infection touche au cartilage de l’oreille, retirez les boucles d’oreilles et demandez de l’aide médicale pour une évaluation appropriée. Enfin, on doit retirer les boucles d’oreilles si votre enfant développe une réaction <a href="/Article?contentid=804&language=French">allergique</a> ou une intolérance au métal ou à d’autres composants de la boucle d’oreille.</p><h2>Quand consulter un médecin?</h2> <h3>Prenez rendez-vous avec le médecin si : </h3> <ul> <li>votre enfant développe une <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a><br></li> <li>votre enfant ressent de la douleur, a des boursouflures et de la rougeur qui se répandent autour du trou percé</li> <li>l’infection ne s’améliore pas après 48 heures de traitement</li> </ul>

 

 

 

 

Pierced ear infection27.0000000000000Pierced ear infectionPierced ear infectionPEnglishDermatologyBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EarsSkinConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2013-05-05T04:00:00Z8.7000000000000058.1000000000000677.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A new ear piercing can easily become infected. Find out how to properly care for your child's new piercing.</p><h2>What is a pierced ear infection?</h2><p>Pierced ear infections are common among children and teenagers. In most cases, the infection will appear a few days after the piercing. Signs of a pierced ear infection include pain, redness, swelling and a yellow discharge from the piercing site.​​</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>To prevent a pierced ear infection, take your child to an experienced and qualified piercer.</li><li>Clean your child's piercing regularly with warm water and mild soap and dry the area thoroughly.</li><li>Do not use rubbing alcohol, antibacterial cleansers or hydrogen peroxide.</li><li>Signs of a pierced ear infection may include pain, swelling and yellow discharge from the piercing site.</li></ul><h2>Causes of pierced ear infections</h2><p>The most common cause of pierced ear infections is the introduction of bacteria (germs), found on the surface of the skin, into the piercing site. This can happen when unsterile equipment is used during the piercing, or if the piercing is not cleaned regularly at home. Also, touching the new piercing with dirty fingers or sharing earrings can lead to an infection.</p><h3>Other causes of pierced ear infections may include:</h3><ul><li>earrings clasped too tightly</li><li>a piece of the earring becoming embedded in the earlobe</li><li>an allergic reaction to earrings made with nickel</li></ul><p>An allergic reaction (contact dermatitis) to nickel is common among children and teenagers. Signs of an allergic reaction to nickel may include dry, itchy skin, rash or blisters. Skin irritated by an allergic reaction to nickel is more likely to become infected so make sure your child's initial earrings are made from 14-karat gold or stainless steel.</p><h2>Treatment of pierced ear infections</h2><p>Remember to wash your hands before cleaning your child's piercing.</p><p>Treatment of a pierced ear infection will depend on the extent of the infection and whether the piercing involved the earlobe or the ear cartilage.</p><p>Mild infections of the earlobe can be treated with daily cleansing and a topical antibiotic ointment. With proper care and hygiene, a pierced ear infection will disappear in one to two weeks. More severe infections of the earlobe or any infection involving ear cartilage need to be assessed by a health-care provider and usually require oral antibiotics. In some cases, intravenous antibiotics or drainage of the infection may be necessary.</p><h3>When to remove the earrings</h3><p>Earrings should be removed from your child's ears if the infection persists or spreads despite regular cleaning. If the infection involves the cartilage of the ear, remove the earrings and seek medical attention for a proper evaluation. Finally, earrings should be removed if your child develops an <a href="/Article?contentid=804&language=English">allergy</a> or sensitivity reaction to the metal or other compounds in the earring.</p><h2>Prevention of pierced ear infections</h2><h3>Before and after the piercing</h3><ul><li>Make sure the piercer is qualified and experienced, uses proper equipment and is wearing protective gloves for each piercing.</li><li>Clean the piercing with warm water and soap twice a day and dry thoroughly. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. These solutions will dry the skin, which can prevent the piercing from healing quickly and properly.</li><li>Turn the post three full rotations when cleaning the piercing.</li><li>Encourage your child to avoid touching or playing with their new piercing unless it is being cleaned.</li><li>Wait at least six weeks before changing the posts.</li><li>Use earrings that have a comfort clutch or screw-on clasp. These may reduce the risk of the earring becoming clasped too tightly on the earlobe.</li></ul><h3>After six weeks</h3><ul><li>Clean new earrings with rubbing alcohol before insertion.</li><li>Avoid pressure on the earlobe by clasping new earrings loosely.</li><li>Have your child remove their earrings before bed.</li></ul><h2>When to seek medical help</h2><h3>Make an appointment with your child's health-care provider if:</h3><ul><li>the infection involves the cartilage of the ear.</li><li>pain, swelling and redness spread beyond the piercing site or is associated with <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a>.</li><li>the infection does not begin to improve after 48 hours of treatment.</li><li>swelling causes the earring to become embedded or stuck in the ear.</li></ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/pierced_ear_infection.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/pierced_ear_infection.jpgPierced ear infectionFalse

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