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Do Ear Holes Close Up If You Don't Wear Pierced Ears For Years
No: Ear lobe holes if they are of large size will not close up. ...Read more
How long does it take for a ear piercing to close my daughter had her ear pierced since she was 3 maybe 4 months she is now 1 years old?
Ear piercing: What are you asking? If the ear piercing is all healed it will never close. If it has not healed you should see your doctor because it should have healed in about 2 weeks. ...Read more
I had a ear piercing 4 months ago, I woke up, it was bloody and my hole was closed, now, it’s just hard. When is it a good time to get it re-pierced?
Soft scar: The ear piercing involves a puncture through the skin on top and behind the ear lobe as well as the fat in between. This closure makes thick, hard scar. One can massage the scar tissue and try to soften it more quickly. The repiercing could be sooner than six months with such attention. Once the soft tissue feels supple, one can then mark the ear lobe to achieve symmetry for the new piercing. ...Read more
Pierced ears: Wait 2-3 weeks before changing ear rings. That way you'll know that the hole won't vlose up on you. ...Read more
Antibiotics: If this is newly pierced, you may consider removing the earrings. You need antibiotics to treat the infection. ...Read more
Consult your Doctor: If it is causing pain or getting infected you should consult your doctor as the ear ring might need to be taken out. It can only be determined after examination, . ...Read more
What to do about ear piercing hurts after I changed the earrings and won't heal. Been pierced for over 6 months. What's going on?
Do you have a: Metal allergy to the new earrings? Is the post thicker on the more recent earrings? Do you have an infection? ...Read more
Clean: Your piercer should provide you with instructions, but cleanliness is the key. Clean your hands prior to touching your ears and earrings. Clean the front and back of the earrings 2-3 times a day. Do not remove the earirings for 6 weeks, but twist them both directions in the ears 2-3 times a day. ...Read more
Not for me, but. ..:
This quote from ralph waldo emerson comes to mind: “one man's beauty is another's ugliness".
(i don't think either of us need spend any more time on this question). ...Read more
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A little harsh: I would not soak in saline nor would I recommend full strength peroxide as it may slow healing. Rinsing with sali e and cleansing with half strength peroxide every day is preferable. ...Read more
I have pierced ears that are stretched and need stitching. Can you recommend a reasonable surgeon in my area?
Sure...: ...where do you live (that information is not readily available to us in this forum to help protect your privacy)? ...Read more
I was told I could use contact solution (saline solution) to clean my newly pierced ears. Is this a good safe idea?
No problem: Contact saline is sterile and to the extent that cleaning a fresh piercing helps with the healing, those solutions are a good way to do it. Make sure you move the keeper in the piercing several time per day which will encourage the clean out and healing. ...Read more
Takes long time: The regular ear piercing takes up to 8 weeks to heal, the cartilage piercing can take much longer, and you need to make sure that you clean and rotate earrings during all this time 2-3 times a day. If it has been longer than that, return to the place that did the piercing or go to your doctor. ...Read more
Pierced ears: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more
Infection: Because they are infected - please seek medical help now. ...Read more
Have pierced ears for earrings. Over time holes have stretched and ear lobes have become floppy. Any ear lobe procedure for this?
Yes, there is: Yes ear lobe tare can be corrected, which is common, see a plastic surgeon for reconstruction of ear lobule. ...Read more
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
Pierced ears 41 yrs. Rec'd 2 pr. 14k estate jewelry w/larger studs. 1 is tight fit during insertion. Hydrocortisone ointment OK lubricant til stretch?
Hello, I was wondering is it normal for my industrial ear piercing to remain swollen twelve days after getting it pierced, and it is slightly bruised!
I recently got my ears pierced and now they are a bit red and there are lots of tiny spots all around my ear piercing. Do I have an infection?
Certainly that: Would be a common complication of piercing. Get it checked out. ...Read more
I recently took off my earrings and my pierced ears are itchy and sore. I am allergic to the nickel earrings but what is a way to soothe the ear?
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