If your child's pierced ear gets infected, it may swell, and be red and sore. You may also see yellow pus or fluid.
Take out the earring 3 times a day. Clean the earring and both sides of the earlobe with rubbing alcohol. Put an antibiotic ointment on the post and put it in again. Keep putting on the ointment for 2 days after the infection seems cleared up.
When ears are first pierced:
Some children should not have their ears pierced. DO NOT pierce the ears if your child bleeds easily, gets thick scars (keloids), or gets skin infections easily.