Best treatment for ear infections

Dr. Alejandro Hoberman, chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and vice chair of Clinical Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, discusses his research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Jan. 13, 2011. The study found that in children younger than 2 with a definitive diagnosis of middle ear infection (acute otitis medicine) antibiotics relieve symptoms and shorten the duration of the infection.

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  2. Firstly check with a professional piercer. Most of the times what you believe is an Infection is just an irritation due to wrong aftercare or some other source.

    Doctors and parents and others will insist it is infected.

    A good piercer will know the difference.

    If it is truly infected then you must have it removed and see a doctor.

    If it’s just irritated and secreting pus or discharge then a piercer will be able to fix it.

    Don’t always believe everyone when they mention it is infected.

    Most properly infected piercings have:

    Green pus or discharge
    Incredible pain
    A rash

    If it doesn’t have these things it is most likely NOT infected and just needs some looking at or cleaning.

  3. Do not touch it except when you clean it. Don’t let anything touch it if anything if you can (of course, if it’s somewhere that clothes have to be on for then only do that and otherwise no touching)
    Do not put anything like Bacitracin or Neosporin on it.
    Wash it with warm water. Let it soak off any crusties and wipe them off tit a clean washcloth. Don’t scrape or pick them off not during or during cleaning.
    Use a mild soap that is not an anti-biotic one.
    Do not twist it. You will be told by some to do this. Do not. Your body is trying to form a fistula around the piercing. The lymmphing and any bleed you have bring out anything unclean. Also, the piercing will not grow into or attach itself to the jewelry as it should be high grade steel or titanium; The are nonporous and is why they are used as initial jewelry. There is nothing for the healing skin to attach to
    Do a sea salt soaks twice a day, not non-iodized food salt. The correct balance is 1/4tsp to 8oz of water. Hold it there for 5 minutes.
    No swimming and do not get them wet in the shower.

    Those are standard piercing care instructions that you may already know, but I don’t know if you do for sure and they are largely to keep your piercing from becom

    These will all help avoiding infection. Especially the not touching it because your hands carry a ton of germs, even if you wash them regularly.

    Basically, leave them alone except cleaning and soaking times.

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