about two weeks ago, i got my cartilage pierced and and then I went back a few days later and got two more. the pain and swelling wasn't bad at all. now the bottom one hurts and that part of my ear is swollen and really red. I've cleaned them repeatedly and I didn't sleep on the side, that I know of. I've been using the ear solution they gave me, but it doesn't seem to be working. Is it infected, what should I do?
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replied April 17th, 2018
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

It needs to be examined to look if any infected debris formation is present. Topical and/ or systemic antibiotics can be started based on the severity of the infection. Ibuprofen can be used for the associated pain and inflammation.

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