I had my left ear lobe pierced about a year ago, it healed fine. A few months ago I went ahead and did my right ear lobe as well, but up to this day, it's not fully healed. Im pretty sure it's infected, but what can I do? I dip my earlobe in alcohol 2-3 times a day, morning, midday, and at night. Whenever I twist the earring, it hurts. It's not swollen, it just hurts, it hurts like it was a new piercing. Please advise me on what I should do. I dont really want to take out the earring and let it heal, because then I would have to go back and get it pierced again. HELP!!