Infection from acupuncture needles?

Can you get an infection from acupuncture needles? I saw the acupuncturist several times about a year ago. I noticed since then that I have bumps inside my ear from where needles were. They are sore to the touch. They aren't pimples which makes me think they are due to acupuncture. Has anyone heard of... show more Can you get an infection from acupuncture needles? I saw the acupuncturist several times about a year ago. I noticed since then that I have bumps inside my ear from where needles were. They are sore to the touch. They aren't pimples which makes me think they are due to acupuncture. Has anyone heard of anything like this or had similar trouble?
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