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Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Auricle ear piercing information. Is it normal to bed red and swollen? Also should it be pierced with a normal earring or a bar?

Red not normal: Red and swollen is not normal. It is a sign of inflammation and possibly infection. As far as to whether you use a regular earring or a bar, it depends on what you want in the end. If you are only going to be putting regular earrings in, this will be fine to use for your initial piercing. If you plan to use thicker jewelry, you would need a bar. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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What are the auricles of the heart? What do they do?

What are the auricles of the heart? What do they do?

Parts of the atria: The auricles are pouches that are parts of the left and right atria. They do more or less the same things as the rest of the atria - they store blood and help push blood into the ventricles, which in turn pump the blood into the luings (for the right ventricle) and to the rest of the body (for the left ventricle). ...Read more

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What's the purpose of the outer ear auricle?

What's the purpose of the outer ear auricle?

Outer ear auricle: At one time in our development, the outer ear used to be as big as an elephant's auricle. Only kidding. The purpose of all of the structures of the outer ear are to funnel sound waves down the canal towards the eardrum. A equally good question is why do we have ear wax to clutter the entire system up? ...Read more

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Should I use neomycin and polymyxin for my ear auricle?

Should I use neomycin and polymyxin for my ear auricle?

Why?: Neomycin and polymixin are topical antibiotics and can be used for external infections of the skin or ears to treat susciptible bacteria. Whether or not you should use it depends on the diagnosis and cause of your ear problem. It is always best to see your physician. ...Read more

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How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

?Allergy: Not sure exactly what you mean by "rejecting". It is possible that you have a nickel allergy. Most piercing jewelry is made of a nickel alloy. It is a common metal to which one can develop an allergy. This could also be an infection so you should have this examined. ...Read more

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Are tongue piercings safe?

Are tongue piercings safe?

Don't know: Its probably ok but thats a long time to wait i would see my dentist and have an evaluation done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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What body piercing hurts the most?

What body piercing hurts the most?

Nipple & genital: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. ...Read more

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What are dermal piercings made of?

What are dermal piercings made of?

Not sure: Not sure what your asking but usually various metals-gold, steel, nickel, titanium etc. ...Read more