Saturday, January 29, 2011

Symptoms of Cartilage Piercing Infection

  1. Cartilage PiercingYou may experience severe pain, redness and swelling in and around the piercing site.
  2. Often, very often, a white fluid drains out of piercing. This must not be mistaken with pus, because it is lymphatic fluid that acts like a cleanser for dirt and bacteria.
  3. After a few days, yellowish crust forms, indicating that the piercing has started healing. However, it cannot be with every piercing.
  4. If proper care is not taken while piercing, it can lead to infections or if you do not take proper aftercare instructions, infections may develop.
  5. Infections are characterized with pus formation, bleeding, throbbing pain and bumps on piercing. Sometimes, piercing may produce foul smell.

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