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Suggest remedy for lumps on ear

I had my ear pierced for nearly a year now and i took my ear ring out and put a real silver one in but over time i checked and the hole has dirt in it and it looks bigger and it has a lump when i feel the hole and it really scares me my old piercing of 14 years is now getting dirt in it as well, im 15, please help
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to Health care magic.
1.Its infection caused to the pierced area.
2.That infection is causing pus collection which seems like a lump with pain.
3.Do not wear any rings for some time - leave it free. Clean the area with antiseptic liquid and local anti inflammatory cream will be helpful.
4.A course of antibiotic treatment also helps in better healing.
5.Get an appointment and examined and get treatment.
Hope it helps you. Wish you a good health.
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