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Infection after ear piercing. What can be done?

my daughter had her ear pierced in the same spot as last time... its been about 9 weeks .... so I was cleaning them and saw this big white bump beside the piercing on the back ear lob. so took it out cleaned it and the front started bleeding when I put it back in ,then it tried to come out the bump instead of The whole. but took it out retried and it when in... what should I do . its red,bleeding a little, a little swollen, and has a big white bump
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Wash it with anti-bacterial soap. do not use alcohol or peroxide, as they tend to make it worse and don't pick at it. don't move the earring.

Put Neosporin on your earring every night before bed, then take it out in the morning and leave it out all day. Repeat until well.

Most mild earlobe infections will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks.

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