I just saw it right now when I was giving her a bath... I noticed some discharge before... it was watery and built up between her ear and the pin behind the earring, but tonight I saw an abscess! =( I don't think it hurts or anything, she doesn't pull on it or grab it... only when i was trying to look at it... so I put that saline solution (antiseptic) that they gave me when they did the piercing to cleanse it.
Should I call the doctor???? should I put some antibiotic ointment on it?? i mean, i know you can't use just anything on a baby.... and the doctors office (of course) is closed right now, so I just used some of that solution for now.
This happened to my daughter too after she had had her earrings in over 6 months and I did everything right keeping them clean. I took both out and let the holes close I will never pierce again until she and my future girls are old enough to ask for it themselves.
My dd's looked like a little bubble on the back of her lobe - I put a warm wash rag on there and it went down then I put antibiotic ointment on it for a few days and she was fine. It never hurt her and today there is no scar. Good Luck
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