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How can I treat an infected ear piercing without having to take my earring out? My piercing is brand new and started to swell 2 days after piercing it

You can't. If your ear piercing is infected, you will need to take out the earring. Additionally, you may need to see a medical professional for oral and topical antibiotics. Some suggest hibiclens as a surgical scrub, but take care not to get it in your ear as it can have a negative effect on your ear drum. Another possibility is that you are allergic to the metal in the earring- you may need platinum! Read more...
Use 14 caract gold. It is important to remove the earring to wash in hydrogen peroxide. Clean your earlobe. Most importantly check to verify the type of metal use to make the earring. Most people are allergic to nickel. Use 14 carat gold. Read more...
Remove earring. That may be the source of infection or it may not be pure gold.A common problem is other metals, notably nickel, are present and this is an allergic reaction, not infection. Read more...

I have an infected ear piercing. I took the jewelry out. Is the best antibiotic Ciprofloxacin?

No. Probably you need no antibiotic. Due to uncommon but serious side effects the quinolone antibiotics should be used only if there is no effective alternative. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Dohan. Why did you jump to a quinolone antibiotic? If you have old Ciprofloxacin sitting around your house - please don't self-medicate with it. If you have a serious infection - recommend medical assessment. Read more...

How could I cure my infected ear piercing?

Take out earring. You also probably need a course of antibiotics. Read more...
Have it evaluated. Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic. Read more...

How can you treat my infected ear piercing?

See your doctor. Remove the ear piercing, apply topical antibiotic, see your doctor. You may need antibiotics by mouth as well to control the infection. Read more...

What to do about infected ear piercing! Advice?

Seek medical care. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. . Read more...

Is there a way to treat my infected ear piercing?

Have it evaluated. Remove the ring. Have it evaluated by your physician as you may need and antibiotic. Read more...
Piercing infection. Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). Call your physician for medical evaluation. Your physician may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. Read more...