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Ears pierced, repeated infections, red lobes, lumps of pus. Cleaned with salt and warm water. Treatment?

i have a six year old child who had her ears pierced at xmas. she has had recurrent piercing infections, different ears at different times. Today her left ear became infected again, I noted a very red lobe and a lump of pus/ discharge at the rear of the piercing. I removed the piercing and pushed out the pus and blood with salt and warm water and replaced the earring (9ct gold) after soaking it also in the salty water. I am worried and unsure what to do, this would be about the 7th infection today. I have tried silver, surgical steel and now 9ct gold.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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It seems that she is having infection on piercing site and not healing due to irritation by the ear rings.
Remove ear rings for few days.
Go go for one antibiotic syrup course for 3-5 days.
Clean the wound and apply antibiotic cream.
After infection clears, put ear rings again.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 Apr 2014
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