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Infected cartilage piercing?

So, I got my cartilage piercing on April 2nd, abit over 3 months ago.. and my right ear cartilage piercing got infected and i had to take the earing out and let the hole close up. Now, my left cartilage piercing is actng up. My ear is hurting and is bleeding :-/
When i twist the earing it stings and wont turn easily.. and the blood drys up and gets crusty... What should I do??
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Keep the area clean. Apply local antiseptic and antibacterial creams on the piercings. The swellings will go down in a few days after infection subsides. If you are mildly allergic to the material in the pierced ear, then also the swelling can persist. Please consult a doctor. Get your blood sugar tested as you are having repeated infection.
Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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get hydrogen peroxide and every day in the morning and before bed drench the piercing that should work if not see your doctor
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