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A 16-year-old female asked:

Just pierced my ears and its swollen. i don't want to take the earring out cause the hole will close. can i out antibiotic cream(neosporin) on it?

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Dr. Eric Fete
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: take motrin as well as directed. if it gets red or more swollen you may have to take it out
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