I have been having a red, swollen earlobe for over a year. After many diagnosis of eczema, fungal infection and reaction to earrings, all of which was incorrect. Finally, it was swabbed and sent to lab. I was told it was e-coli. I cannot take ciprofloxacin, due to many side effects, so I was told to apply Neosporin for a month for it to clear up. I would like to get your opinion on this matter.