I've had pierced ears for over 15 years. I've never had any problem until about 5 months ago, I tried to wear earrings with a screwdriver-like post (tiffany's) and I forced the earring on my left lobe just a little too much. And since then, i've had pain whenever I try to wear an earring on my left ear (since its only on my left lobe, that rules out allergies of any kind).
I use neosporin and bactin at times to ease the earring in, but after awhile my left ear starts hurting, and the pain spreads, at times to my inner ear.
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replied May 9th, 2004
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The pain probably spreads because it might be traveling up a nerve. I would buy a simple pair of earings with a smooth post and put them in and keep them in for a week or so. Basically go back to what you would have done when you first got them pierced. Clean the area with bactine liquid twice a day while keeping the earrings in and put ice on the area when you can. This will get the inflammation down and then when they are healed you can retry your new earrings.
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