Dr Nathan removes an ingrown earring backing

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Here's the back of her ear. It looks like there's no backing, right?

Tonight, Reagan started complaining that her ear was hurting her. Upon closer inspection, I found that her backing had slipped into her earlobe and become infected.

So I cleaned it. I worked at it and used q-tips and hot/warm water. Then we put on a horrible kids movie to distract her. As an earlobe surgeon, I found the movie to be dangerously raising my blood pressure, endangering the delicate procedure, as well as the patient.

I was finally able to push the backing back through Reagan’s sensitive earlobe and remove the earring.

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Actually the backing had slipped inside her earlobe, which caused an infection, which caused pain, which caused Dr Nathan to work on the Sabbath.

Then I walked outside and put the bill for 230.00 in our mailbox. She’ll be working that off through the spring.20120527-183450.jpg

All better. Backing is out and she’s all Neosporin’d up.
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