Need dire cartilage piercing help…?

I got my industrial pierced back at the beginning of october, and ever since it has not fully healed. In the past month or two 2 unsightly bumps on the inside had gotten bigger and looks infected. Started to rigour my clean and care procedures (stopped bactine, daily salt soaks, clean with spectro gel in the shower). Went to see the doctor in the middle of January where she gave me an oral antibiotic (cloxacillin) for 10 days, which was largely ineffective. I dont know what to do, I feel like I have exhausted all options except lancing the bumps, draining it, and cleaning the bejesus out of it. I almost want to take it out, because it's just getting labourous and the problems I've had are just turning me off from this jewlery. I've read other posts and experts say not to remove it until the infection is gone. What should I do? I'd keep the piercing if I can just get an upper hand on this thing, if not, then its not worth keeping. I was thinking of just dousing the piercing with an antiseptic just to eliminate the infection (if it even is infected?), i know this can destroy healthy cells, but if it means pushing back healing time in order to get rid of this infection then so be it. If i did take it out right now, would i contnue to clean up the site as i would if there was still a piercing? I'm not sure if they're keloids or just infection... Any suggestions are welcome. Help!

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  1. Sam Says:

    Have you tried going back to the place you got it at? if not, you should.. its the best thing to do in my mind. Those bumps always arise in cartilage piercings, and they told me you just go back and they remove them or something. Its probably all normal, just go back and ask, but DON’T TAKE IT OUT and keep cleaning it, but don’t clean it too much, because that just makes healing longer. twice is day is good.
    good luck!
    hope I helped a little.

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