The front of my earrings got sucked due to swelling need some advice wthat to do

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I got my ears pierced both about 4 days ago but my right ear got pretty swollen and I have a small ball type earrings and the ball is slowly getting sucked inside I can still see it the top of the ball and the back lock is still visible. Should I push it out through the back or wait until the swelling goes away? I'm currently doing the sea salt soak method if it helps. Please trying to avoid going to the Dr. Because I am short on money any home procedures or suggestions will help.

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    Update can't see the ball on the front but when I push it out it come back up and bleeds then go back inside again

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    Many years ago my daughter suffered a severe swelling after her ears were pierced.  You may have an infection, like she did.  She was given a tetanus injection.  She had to have the earrings out and let the hole heal over as it was too painful to keep messing about with.

    Bathe it in antiseption lotion or buy a cream.  Also go into your pharmacist they'll be able to help.

    Good luck


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    You have an infection .......if you havent removed the stud[s] yet then do keep your fingers and hair away from your ears.  If you have a shower then wash your hands first,then  shower your ears and carefully and gently work a lather [ordinary soap will do] around your lobes. Then shower off,making sure you remove all traces of soap from the earrings and ears. Try carefully on a clean tissue. Then smother your ears and earrings in Vaseline on the back and front. Do not touch your ears at any other time. Make sure you have a clean pillowcase.

    Use this treatment once a day.

    Sea salt soaking can make the ears quite sore.

    If the swelling spreads and starts throbbing then you may need antibiotics and removal of the rings,

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    Thanks for the info guys as of now my ears are okay I had to remove the earing on my right ear cause it was stuck and I'm letting it heal first before I start to pierce it again because the holes in the front closed up. One earing look doesn't look that bad for a guy. And apologies for the late response I forgot the password of my account here in patient lol.


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