Infected double tragus piercing, sea salt soak options?
I had my tragus pierced twice almost two weeks ago and its now infected. One of the piercings isn't overly swollen, just a little pus. The other is swollen, almost to the point that the ball is completely covered over.
This has happened before with another piercing and I had to get it taken out (because I had a flight Sydney-London the next day), so I know its definitely infected. I've taken paracetamol, antihistamine and antibiotics (leftovers from the last infection).
I just want an opinion- considering the amount of swelling, would a proper sea salt soak (cup over ear, 5-10 minutes), or a cotton pad/q-tip with saline solution being applied as close as possible be more effective?