Sometimes perichondritis cannot be prevented, such as in the case of accidental injury. However, piercing the cartilage in your ear, which is typically piercing in the upper part of your ear, puts you at a significantly greater risk of developing perichondritis. You can also increase your risk of developing perichondritis by having multiple piercings in close proximity in your upper ear. By keeping your ear piercings in your ear lobe, you can greatly reduce your risk of having any complications related to your ear piercings. Prognosis of perichondritis is good if treated promptly; a full recovery is typically expected.
GAS pharyngitis may also include fever, chills, malaise, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or maculopapular rash ( scarlet fever ). Cough, coryza/rhinitis, and conjunctivitis are uncommon symptoms for GAS pharyngitis. However, clinically diagnosing GAS pharyngitis based on history and physical is incredibly unreliable, so patients with a convincing presentation would benefit from laboratory confirmation (., throat culture, rapid antigen detection test of throat swab). The Centor and McIsaac criteria are useful for helping rule out GAS pharyngitis, but shouldn’t be used exclusively to diagnose it.