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A 37-year-old female asked about a female:

Got my 6yr old's ears pierced today. one hole is uneven. if we take it out tomorrow, how long does it need to heal before piercing it again?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Several months: The sooner you remove it, the faster it will heal. Keep it clean and apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). It sound be ready to pierce again in several months. She may have a tiny scar at the previous site. All the best.

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