The ear piercing gun forces the stud through healthy living tissue and it often wreaks havoc on the earlobe. It is blunt force trauma to the earlobe and that in itself guarantees swelling. The problem lies in the gun’s capacity for the type of earring it can hold. It can only hold a stud, which is generally short in length anyway. When the earlobe begins to swell, it will be pinched by the stud, making matters worse.
However, removing the stud is out of the question. It needs to remain in place while the hole heals, otherwise, the hole will simply heal over as best it can. If an infection is present, and the hole heals over, the only point of egress for the infection has been eliminated, and the infection gets worse.