Ear Piercing Specialist

Emile Shenouda, MD

Primary Care Physician & Pediatrician located in South Gate, Lawndale, and Mission Hills, CA

At the primary practice of Emile Shenouda, MD and staff in Lawndale, South Gate, and Mission Hills, California, you can have your child’s ears pierced under the careful guidance of a board-certified pediatrician. Dr. Shenouda and staff offer this service as an alternative to piercings done by inexperienced retail clerks at the local mall. You’ll get the peace of mind that your child’s health is the number one priority and the experience will be safe and sanitary. Learn more about Dr. Shenouda’s ear piercing for infants and children by calling the office location nearest you or booking online.

Ear Piercing Q & A

What is the right age for ear piercings?

Many parents choose to have their child’s ears pierced as early as possible to prevent a potentially traumatic experience. As a skilled pediatrician, Dr. Shenouda can assess your child’s ear structure to determine when the lobe is grown enough to pierce the ears and ensure great results.

Depending on the specific needs of your child, Dr. Shenouda can safely pierce ears for infants. He also offers add-on piercing services for older children and adults.

What’s involved in ear piercing?

Dr. Shenouda doesn’t use a piercing gun like many retail stores or body piercing shops. He uses a specialized, sterile piercing instrument that protects your child’s ears from contamination.

The procedure is more effective and much safer for your child’s health and Dr. Shenouda’s compassionate staff ensures your child is as comfortable as possible throughout the visit.

What are the benefits of medical ear piercing?

Dr. Shenouda ensures your child’s health is the first priority. He provides a hygienic and safe environment for ear piercing to reduce your child’s risk of infection or other medical complications.

Additionally, Dr. Shenouda determines if ear piercing is safe for your child, especially if there are existing medical conditions that may be complicated by piercings.

How do I care for my child’s pierced ears?

Following the piercing, Dr. Shenouda provides you with complete aftercare instructions to ensure the ears don’t become infected. He recommends using clean cotton swabs and a high-quality antiseptic solution to clean the piercings daily. Earrings should also be rotated during cleanings to promote wound healing.

Dr. Shenouda can also offer insight into when it’s safe to change your child’s earrings and how to do it safely.

What if my child’s ears become infected?

Improper cleaning or allergies to the materials in the earrings can occur following a piercing. If you note any sign of infection or allergy, contact Dr. Shenouda’s office immediately.

Signs of infection or allergies include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Discharge
  • Persistent pain

Dr. Shenouda can evaluate the health of the earlobe to determine if there is an infection. He can treat infections with oral antibiotics or topical medications.

If your child has an allergy, Dr. Shenouda may recommend hypoallergenic earrings that contain no nickel to reduce allergy symptoms.