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4 year old having reddish swollen ear lobes after ear piercing. Need medical attention?

My 4 year old daughter has had her ears pierced for almost 4 months. We changed her earrings when we were supposed to and everything has been fine. She has had this particular pair in for about 2 weeks now. One of her ears is red and swollen. I took it out and it bled some. She doesnt want to have to get it re-pierced. Should I doctor it and put the original earring back in and then continue to watch or should I not put the earring in?
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Your child is having infection at pierced site ,you should not put any earings right now.
Get her examined by doctor as she needs oral and topical the meantime give her acetaminophen for pain relief .
Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
It seems there a local bacterial infection developed causing local cellulitis.
Usually it happens after ear piercing and after the changing the ear rings.
Oral antibiotic like cephalexin or cefadroxil along with local application of antibacterial cream like mupirocin will treat the condition.
So consult your Pediatrician for advise and medical management.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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