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Doctor insights on: Ear Stretching Gauges

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I'm thinking about stretching my ears, but i don't know what size to start out with. Would it be bad if i started out with an 8 gauge?

I'm thinking about stretching my ears, but i don't know what size to start out with. Would it be bad if i started out with an 8 gauge?

Not healthy: I will start by asking you to consider gauging in the context of the health problems that can result from gauging. A 16-gauge or 18-gauge needle is often used for an initial piercing for ear gauging. ...Read more

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Ears hot, little bit red, and burn after stretching with gauges. Is this normal?

Ears hot, little bit red, and burn after stretching with gauges. Is this normal?

Abnormal situation: It may be a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Your ears are reacting to something which is unnatural for them. If you develop swelling, increasing area of redness, discharge or fever - than it is likely that you have developed an infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Is it safe to stretch my ear lobes with gauges?

Ear lobes: Greetings. Yes, it is safe to use gauges to stretch your ear lobes if you so choose. Keep them clean and if any signs of redness is noted, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you stop pain from ear stretching?

How can you stop pain from ear stretching?

Gauging?: Perhaps you are jumping up in size too quickly if your ear is being gauged. ...Read more

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My ear gets swollen after stretching, is this normal?

Ear swelling: May be a normal response. But need more information to answer this question. ...Read more

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Do you think that ear stretching is an addiction?

Do you think that ear stretching is an addiction?

Do you mean : putting in increasingly larger guages? Or, just pulling on the ear/lobe to vent tension? The former is a fashion statement, similar to what the Ubangi's do with their lips, while the latter is tension release. Either can be compulsive but neither is usually thought of as an addiction ...Read more