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Infected Cartilage piercing–what to do?

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  • November 30, 2016
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Just a sidenote while I’m already on a rampage… However, home piercings are dangerous and often lead to crooked or irregular piercings at best and infections at worse. The results we show for the keyword Infected Earring Hole Pus will change over time as new keyword trends develop in the associated keyword catoegory and market. Stupid, I know. We clean 2x daily still. In Helix Piercing upper ear cartilage is perforated to make wearing jewelry items possible. I know that you’re supposed to keep something inside the pierced hole, but I can’t find the hole now.

The body will however consider the object as a threat and will launch fighting mechanisms. Take out the earrings and leave them out. The pus may dry off resulting in the formation of a stiff dry coating along the fissure of that area or the earring hole. I used to get them a lot while my cartilage was healing. I would start cleaning it again 3 times a day with sea salt soaks. It simply the production of lymph a normal thing in any newly wounded part of the body. You want to clean the piercing at least twice a day for the first few weeks, and then clean it at least once a day until the piercing is healed.

Hopefully, following that regimen for a few days will clear up an infection in its early stages. The better the fold is above the belly button, the more likely your body is to treat it as two separate wounds, rather than one wound with something stuck in it that needs to be rejected. Also, don’t clean the piercing with cotton wool, use something like kitchen towel because the fibres won’t break off and cause further irritation to the site. If you still haven’t managed to get the stud back into the piercing, I would either go back to the piercing place where you got it done, or another one. They will be able to put it back in for you. Dirty environments are more prone to having higher infection rates. Even gently bumping it can irritate it enough to delay healing time.

Same with sleeping on it funny. Use NON-IODIZED sea-salt and mix some with warm water, not hot. Soak your ear in this solution around 2-3 times a day. Especially when you wake up/after you shower if you do so in the morning. As for the bioflex materials mentioned by the previous poster, never ever ever use them in a piercing that isn’t fully healed. With correct treatment, you can considerably minimize your possibilities of infection However, bacterial infections do take place and you really should know how to take care of them. Yet while most people are aware of the symptoms of killer diseases such as meningitis and heart attacks, few can spot the warning signs of sepsis.

Don’t get me wrong here, I love bioflex pieces and use them myself in piercings of mine; but always use surgical stainless steal in fresh piercings until they are fully healed. Chances are that because you took out the jewelry the piercing closed up since it wasn’t fully healed. You’ll have to wait for it to heal fully then get it re-pierced. In these cases, because irritated skin is more likely to become infected, you may have no choice but to remove the earring. The environment is sterile and they use needles which cause less trauma to the area. As for the bioflex materials mentioned by the previous poster, never ever ever use them in a piercing that isn’t fully healed. They can harbor bacteria and cause infection making the problem worse and potentially life threatening.


Always use them in a healed piercings only since they are not sterilized. Don’t get me wrong here, I love bioflex pieces and use them myself in piercings of mine; but always use surgical stainless steal in fresh piercings until they are fully healed. Yep, since the material is porous the bacteria gets in all of the little pores which can be bad. The alcohol would help sterilize them but you’d have to continue to keep them clean while healing which is a big hassle and not worth the risk in my opinion. Especially since taking out the jewelry to clean it all the time will only severely irritate the piercing and can create bad scarring. We had a girl come into the shop yesterday who wanted to take her belly button piercing out after 3 months to put a bioflex retainer in for surgery. We had to refuse because it wasn’t fully healed yet.

I have heard it all day long, and I am about to go crazy. If there’s a tattoo & body piercing studio near you that sells Industrial Strength or Neo-Metal’s jewelry use one of those. It’s the only thing the guy I go to uses for piercings uses for ears, facial piercings, etc. Oh geez… it was like thirty bucks or something at claire’s. :/ I’m pretty sure it’ll have to come out of my own pocket if I have to do that. Could I maybe get it done at wal-mart instead, and just have them re-pierced the original hole then put the ring I want in it?

But do all that sea salt stuff first? Originally Posted by iLikeToMoveIt Oh geez… it was like thirty bucks or something at claire’s. :/ I’m pretty sure it’ll have to come out of my own pocket if I have to do that. Could I maybe get it done at wal-mart instead, and just have them re-pierced the original hole then put the ring I want in it? But do all that sea salt stuff first? That’s part of the problem.

Since you got it done at Claire’s it was done by a piercing gun. Orbital piercings are very much safer, as they’re actually two separate standard earlobe piercings that are placed closely together with a ring connecting them to make it look like the ring is orbiting the earlobe. Next time please go to a professional piercer at a tattoo shop. It will be a lot cleaner procedure, not to mention a needle causes far less trauma, leading to faster healing times. Instead of pushing the tissues to the side of the jewelry like the gun, it will just take that section of tissues out. Not to mention it’s a sharp single use needle over a dull earring stud being used to pierce it. It will be around the same price you paid before.

and around the piercing itself (not entire ear or ear lobe), it is a little pink-ish. Injury to the skin, application of potentially irritating substances on the sensitive skin and use of cartilage guns can be serious for your ear. You know what I mean? There are people who are allergic to nickel used in steel jewellery. If not, just keep it clean and let it heal fully before getting it re-pierced. Thanks for all the tips, guys! I didn’t know that it was such a mistake to get it done at a place like claire’s :/ All the information’s appreciated should I decide to get another piercing, however, I wasn’t too enthralled to go get it re-done and pay forty bucks, so I treated the infection with sea salt, alchohol, rubbed neosporin on it (xD), the little bump deflated and I kind of scraped it off (gross, I know, but it looks MUCH less gross now actually xD).

After that, I could see the hole, so I put neosporin on it for another day and tried to get the stud through–It bled, but I got it all the way through, though my ear’s still kind of red, I’m just going to keep doing all that good stuff until it’s completely gone. I understand now that I really should have gotten it done at a more refutable shop, but now my question is, will this do? Say, I keep treating the infection, and that goes away, is it all going to be peachy keen?? Or is that business with the tissue (how it got “pushed aside” instead) going to keep this from ever healing properly? From loops and hoops with exotic designs to rings designed for sensitive skin to jewelry made specifically for pregnant women, the industry has you covered. Say, I keep treating the infection, and that goes away, is it all going to be peachy keen?? Or is that business with the tissue (how it got “pushed aside” instead) going to keep this from ever healing properly?

Keep treating it with sea salt soaks and baby-ing your ear should take care of the infection. Just clean it around 3 times a day and you should be good! Once it’s healed everything should be fine.

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