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A 50-year-old member asked:

Could use your help docs! my daughter just got her ears pierced now one is infected!?

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Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Different choices: We do get better from most infections without antibiotics, but it generally takes longer, and once in a while the infection exacerbates and becomes a serious problem. A topical antibiotic and local heat MAY resolve the issue. Your family doc or pediatrician might prescribe an antibiotic. Certainly worsening redness, swelling, pain and/or high fever should prompt a prompt visit to your doc

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A 31-year-old member asked:

My daughter just got her ears pierced now one is infected. What should we do?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Ear piercing: remove the infected ear ring and apply antibiotic ointment to the affected area several times a day. It may take several weeks to heal and a new hole may need to be made
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