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How to treat ear infection?

My son got his ear pierced and it has seemed to have gotten infected almost two months later. It seems to maybe have a small keloid beside it. After i cleaned it and the blood and pus stopped the swelling went down for the most part..should i put an earring back in it or not
Mon, 9 Feb 2015
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Dear, as you have noticed the infection after two months, it may be because of contact dermatitis. Avoid using the same material to wear next time.
In case, you suspect a keloid, its better not to touch it again. A dermatologist may deal it better.
In the first scenario, you can apply an antibiotic + anti-inflammatory steroidal cream on the affected part like cortisporin cream.
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