Is there any kind of pain medication I can use to reduce the pain of my cartilage piercing?

It hurts to sleep on, its like someone is slamming a hammer into my ear when I try to lay on it. I don't want to take it out, its not infected at all. It just hurts like crazy when I try to touch it. When I leave it alone its fine, I don't even realise that it's there. Only when I try to move, or sleep on it is when the pain gets unbearable. Is there anything I can do?