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Industrial piercing, swollen and red

I got an industrial piercing a week ago. Till this day it was ok. Now it is red and swollen, but literally, half of my ear is in this condition. I'm freaked out, I give it a salt soak once a day and carefully wash it 2 times a day. Is it normal? What should I do?
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replied December 23rd, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
No it is not normal. It's probably inflamed and infected
Do warm compression, take acetaminophen to reduce pain and inflammation. It would need antibiotic aswell so contact your physician
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