Cartilage piercing infection?

Okay, so I got my cartilage pierced by a sterile piercing NEEDLE (yes, not a gun) a few days ago. It has been fine up until the third day after it was done. I had to take the back off the stud because it swelled up so much. It is very red, as is the area around it (my whole upper ear, though the lobe and most of the lower half are fine). There is no puss or greenish/yellow discharge, but when I took the back out there was blood. It is a bit hot to the touch, I believe, but it is mostly just very swollen and pinkish red. I have washed it with saline solution, but once I suspected infection, I put hydrogen peroxide and neosporin on it. It has been less than 24 hours since the extreme swelling started. I contacted the piercer, and he advised that I just rinse it out, but that was before the extreme swelling. So: 1) Is it infected? 2) Do I need to remove the earring? (some people say to remove it, others say it will trap the infection) 3) If not, should I replace the earring (I believe it is titanium, but I'm not entirely sure) 4) Should I continue treatment and wait a little while? Thank you.

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