Oh darlin’…welcome to the weird & wonderful world of piercings where it seems like they get infected/irritated/migrated by just looking at them. We all know that looking at them doesn’t hurt them but it always seems so out of the blue! Don’t be so worried if you can help it! You’ve got great advice by u/beeahug!
I want to elaborate a little on their advice though: saline rinses twice a day are important but folks like to use cotton/qtips to dry off the saline. Don’t do that. Use non-woven wipes or let them air dry. (Some of us use a quick hit of the hair dryer on low heat but that gets frowned upon too, especially if you’re experiencing irritation bumps. Maybe save that idea for later (or never) or what-have-you.)
The whole idea you’re striving for is:
And then keep dry.
When in doubt? Ask your piercer! Find pus and/or blood? Ear seems hot? See a doctor. And ask for an oral antibiotic if infected; don’t remove any jewelry until you’ve consulted a piercer after the infection is cleared.
Best of luck & health & well-being to you!!!
Clean it with saline twice a day, only saline. Warm water is fine when you’re taking a shower, but don’t soak it in the bath or anything.
Keep it dry & don’t touch or move it as best you can. Use non woven disposable cloths (like these) instead of qtips. Never use qtips or other wipes that might leave lint or fibers near/in your piercing.
If it gets hot or swollen or you have pus discharge then you should consider seeing a doctor. If infected the doctor can write you a prescription for an oral antibiotic. And if it’s infected you do not want to take it out until the infection is cleared up lest the infection spread with the jewelry removed.
Best of luck!
Keep an eye out for redness, heat, throbbing, and swelling. If you think it's infected, you need medical care.
To me, this looks like it is very irritated because of improper jewelry. I hope that when your piercers reopen, you can get an implant grade titanium or niobium ring. The chain is probably causing a lot of movement that is reopening the wound over and over. Also, I know those crusties look gross, but going overboard trying to remove them is also harmful at this point.
Here's my suggestion for cleaning: when you get in the shower, give your ear a rinse. Let the crusties start softening. Give it another quick rinse halfway through, and before you get out of the shower, rinse it for 15-20 seconds. When you get out, GENTLY blot it dry with some unwoven gauze. If the crusties are ready to come off, they will stick to the gauze. I like to use something like this to clean the rest of my ear. Don't go poking around at your piercing or the jewelry, but you can use them to clean the crusties off of your rook and make your ear look a little tidier. Follow up by drying your ear with a hair dryer on cool. The most important thing is to keep babying it until you can get some better jewelry for it!
I have heard of piercers using two different pieces of jewelry for an industrial, but it does look like unfortunately those holes will never line up. Cool piercings none the less! Ibuprofen/Tylenol (I alternate) is good advice! There are a lot of people who use h2ocean and never have problems, but i always use neilmed piercing spray (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TZUJW6O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2GXiFb7G91JN7) and touch it as absolutely little as I can. On top of that, if you have to touch it, only ever touch it with clean hands! I think that bleeding can be normal, but if you are freaked, see any signs of infection, or just need reassuring, contacting your piercer (or any piercer) can never hurt! Good luck!
Get a ring opener. I’d explain how to use them, but it would honestly be easier to watch a video. Just google how to open captive bead ring
Shouldn't be bad for you if you swallow it, but try not to. Just spray on both sides of your piercing and spit. Also don't mess with the bar, don't push it up and down or fiddle with it at all. The movement irritates the wound and causes the bumps. I'm not an expert on tongue piercings but I think them looking like that early in healing is pretty normal.
Edited to Add: That bottle of spray should last you about 2/3 of your healing process (or all of it as I think tongue piercings have a shorter healing span than cartilage piercings. Just spritz once or twice on each side. That should be enough.
This is a late reply so sorry....
Donut Plush Pillow Stuffed Cushion Soft Toy Decor, 14 Inches (Pink Icing) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAYR68N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_4R536VACSB5GB1F815PM
Try using that donut plushie to sleep on if you need to sleep on your side (like me, I have to sleep on my side to fall asleep). The point is to not let your healing ear holes touch anything as much as possible. Your ear would go into the hole.
Or any travel U-shaped pillow could work too, but I need a small section to hold my neck up, so the donut works better for me. Hope your healing is going well.
There isn't really high quality jewelry on Amazon. If you're looking for seam rings or clickers your best bet would be a piercing shop.
If it's just for your fully healed lobes and you aren't sensitive to metals I don't think it's the end of the world to use some cheaper metals. I've had some mystery metal clickers in my first and third lobes for years and they've never been a problem. The gold color has sort of worn off a little but they still look yellowish unless you're really inspecting them. They didn't discolor or irritate my ears at all but your mileage may vary.
Btw, I would absolutely not recommend this if your piercings are cartilage piercings or still healing or have given you any trouble. Mine had been fully healed for years before I used these.
I wouldn’t even use the sea salt spray - try Neilmed instead! It doesn’t have additives and is great for piercings. Sea salt spray dried my piercings out so badly, causing a lot of irritation.
NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TZUJW6O?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
A really quick google found these but they’re not ideal as the metal is stainless steel. I’m not sure how common they would be in titanium though.
I probably wouldn’t recommend these for like a NEW NEW piercing, as they can be temperamental (especially on the helix), but I don’t have a time when you could change to these either. Not a piercer!! Just seen these recommended before :)
Edit: these are just the tops. They thread into the bars that go through your ears.
the brand funlmo on amazon has good options if you can take surgical steel. i have five pieces from them currently in, they’re good quality as long as you’re not allergic to the material
There is no way to turn a regular earring into a flatback, but you can find some good quality ones. First you need to know the size or your piercing. If you have regular lobe earrings in, it's most likely a 20g. If you need help with putting in jewelry, or finding good quality jewelry that fits, a professional piercer can help you.
Here's something that might work for you!
Amazon.com: Pierced Owl 20G Implant Grade Titanium Threadless Push-in Crystal Flat Back Labret Monroe Lip Cartilage Helix Tragus Stud (Vitrail Medium): Jewelry
Unless it’s oozing green or dark discharge I think for the most part you’re fine. From the sound of things you pretty much did everything that was necessary with care. When your piercer put in the longer bar it likely irritated the already open wound so it swelled even more. Have you tried doing a warm salt soak? I know from what my piercer told me since the cartilage is an area of the ear that doesn’t get a lot of blood supply, the warmth and heat increases blood flow which helps with the healing process. The same thing happened to my conch a week after I had it pierced last year and I freaked out and went to my piercer for a longer bar, and it swelled even more for a few days. I did a salt soak once a day for a few days and it slowly went down. You can use regular sea salt or Urban ReLeaf Piercing Salt Soak which is what I use interchangeably depending on where I am in the house. The only difference is the Urban ReLeaf has some tea tree oil and aloe vera added. In diluted amounts the tea tree oil should act as as an additional mild antiseptic.
If they're infected, you really need to see a doctor. You won't be able to get antibiotics on your own, and it won't be a good idea to fully cover them up because that can make it much worse. When you go to the doctor, they might be able to help you bandage it up appropriately.
You could maybe get these ear covers they use for hairdressers, but it'll just be more obvious anyways. You should discuss this with your boss though, since it could pose a contamination risk with the food depending on how bad it is.
Both of these are salines I’ve used before! The first one is around $7 on Amazon and the second one is around $14. Personally the steriwash I like better because Neilmeds feels like the mist just shoots at me but both have their pros and cons as to the type of top they use.
Good! It is definitely easier from the outside, since your nose is the barrier and the post can’t fall through.
These are they types of tweezers
Unfortunately, just because a business is well established that doesn't always mean they keep up on the most modern or well researched data. NeliMed is a big brand name that sells this, but there are many companies that sell their own, any are good if they are sterile and list only water and sodium chloride. Here's a link for the NeliMed one, but your local drugstore will have some kind in the wound care section.
Use saline spray twice a day. Neilmed is a great option, but any saline spray with 0.9% solution works.
Don't touch your jewelry. That leads to irritation, notably the dreaded nose piercing bump. To remove crusties, let water run over it in the shower.
Hiya, I had a similar one before but it’s almost gone now. I suggest you just get a longer earring. So a 10mm or 12mm post earring with a smaller stud. It might be there because your earring is constantly very close and rubbing against your newly pierced ear.
Here’s the earring I got that made it go away: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heather-Needham-Silver-Sterling-Zirconia/dp/B00AEROMAS/ref=mp_s_a_1_22?crid=2VL9WXHBL6Q4G&keywords=long+butterfly+back+single+earring&qid=1654612621&sprefix=long+butterfly+back+single+earring%2Caps%2C84&sr=...
It was quite cheap but very good quality. I’ve washed my hair in it so many time already and it’s not turned green at all and is still very shiny. The bump has almost gone away too. It’s been 17 days.
it's fine to use...once.
the solution itself is perfect; it's sterile 0.9% concentration sodium chloride solution.
the problem is the bottle. note how it's single dose, and the white caution section; once the seal is broken, it's no longer sterile, so you risk contaminating it.
you can get a very similar product that is used for injections that is much smaller; you can also find them labelled as eye wash (not contact solution! very different!) or topical irrigation. always check your ingredients; you only want 0.9% sodium chloride, and water. it has to be sterile.
if you've bought this already and don't want to waste product, you could transfer it to a sterilised spray bottle for use; just rinse it with a lot of boiling water and you should be good.
Actually, ONE of the best jewelry I found was on Amazon.
idk if I got lucky or what but these have been wonderful
i don’t recommend the at home sea salt soaks bc it’s not sterile that way. it’s also usually the wrong ratio of salt:water which can irritate it more. i just recommend buying a can of sterile saline. also pls stop using tea tree oil. it is so harsh for a healing piercing and won’t fix anything. all you need is warm clean water to clean it with, and if you wanna go the extra mile, sterile saline. that’s it. and make sure after you clean it, dry with a paper towel or it’ll just introduce new bacteria https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TZUJW6O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R3RQXGPT9VBMMRK2V7HE
Another commenter mentioned nipple balm, which I also came to recommend !!
Lanolin is exactly what you’re looking for
A bit untraditional but if you’re like me and need a firmer pillow that won’t have your ear grazing aaaaanything… this has worked for me for a consecutive full year of sleeping on it:
Soft Nap Donut Pillow, WOWSEA Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foa...
If you don’t like L bars may I suggest Bone shaped nose rings? Its what I use because of my septum.
this is what they look like
First of all, the piercer said to clean with what?. Do not use that anti-bacterial soap abs switch to wound wash specifically the Neil Med piercing after care. You can find this on Amazon!. Any reputable piercer knows you should not use anti-bacterial soap to wash piercings. Use the Neil meds no more than 1-2 times a day and it should slowly start hurting less.
Note: freshly done piercings, specifically helix’s will hurt for the first couple weeks. If you are taking care of it, properly cleaning it, and avoiding any unnecessary touching, it should start to hurt less until it’s completely stops.
I will attach the link to the wound wash below :). Happy healing
NeilMed wound wash
u can use bioplast retainers like these :"))
H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray, 4 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009U4JESQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ANVJB7FJ5ZQ5BN0D4QZ9?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This is what I used throughout my entire process of my nipple piercings healing, it works amazingly! Yes you have to order online but it’s so worth it! It sprays out and in a mist and is in no way painful for fresh piercings! 😊
get a piercing pillow.
Make ur own straps with elastic and velcro so. that it can stay on the whole night if you toss and turn. that helps ALOT
Sure np! 😁
GAGABODY 2 Pcs Nose Rings 20G 18G 16G 14G 12G 10G 8G Surgical Steel Piercing Rings for Nose Septum Cartilage Helix Tragus Conch Rook Daith Lobe from 5mm to 16mm Seamless Hoop Unisex Hinged Earrings https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MDVVGQR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_6KGNG1A724RW76DDTX50?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Yeah I've definitely heard that before.
These are the ones I bought: https://www.amazon.com/3-Pack-Surgical-Internally-Threaded-Tragus/dp/B076KXM67W
It seems to have a lot of good review but idk what to think. I plan to buy better quality ones later but I'm kind of im need of a short term solution, I just don't know how safe it is
Thank you for the answer. Never try this product before . I used to clean it with sterile salt water solution . This is the one you mentioned?? Neilmed
Ah, okay. Go ask him to take a look and see whether the piercings can be saved. If not, you’ll know what to do different next time.
I recommend using a travel pillow or a Pillow With A Hole if you tend to sleep on that side. I use a PWAH myself and it’s helped tremendously.
The Original Pillow with a Hole - Your Ear's Best Friend [Made in England] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NCDSINI/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_M1N4TY7CTV9ATJZN2042
If u have an extra $7 just invest in one of these. They are so bomb and make switching jewelry so simple and fast. HTS 191D5 5 Prong Jeweler's Pick-Up Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DPZ08P8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_HRXGN927YGWMM5DNQRAV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
>labret style flat back
Ahh okay! So something like this then?
Amazon Stud Link
I was about to say sleeping on your piercings can make them crooked then I Read your comment.
I bought piercings pillows to help with my double helix to prevent one getting crooked. I've tried multiple ones but this one was the best now so far. In my opinion it all depends on you. eventually when you downside the jewlery will not stick out at all and it might not be noticeable. definitely consider getting a piercing pillow.
you can buy flat back jewelry, but if you have a pair of studs you really like that have butterfly backs, you can buy alternative backs for them from craft/jewelry making stores and online. These probbaly arent made from the best materials, but they are the right type of back to replace butterfly backers. Link 1 /Link 2 .
You could wear a mask extender to stop the mask straps from getting caught on the piercing and irritating it. If the irritation is only at the back, that's probably the cause - too much movement and friction from the ear mask straps moving around back there.
There's no agreed definition of what stainless steel constitutes, so it might be a good idea to change to a bar / labret made of implant-grade titanium.
Conches are usually 16G / 1.2mm when healed so you could consider getting a 16G bar if you wanted. 14G / 1.6mm is more typical for body piercings like navels, but some piercers pierce with a thicker bar so it's not necessarily a problem - I got two piercings for a chain industrial and both were pierced at 14G.
Inverness Replacement Stainless Steel Clutches 4 pc by Inverness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZVP8NN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_QRKE2SSDMP6JAZZPH39B
I use these on studs in my earlobes. Sometimes if the earrings heavy I put a rubber one in between to keep in in place.
i have this pillow. i sleep with my ear over the hole and the lil bite fits my shoulder perfectly. https://www.amazon.com/Pillow-Stuffed-Cushion-Inches-Chocolate/dp/B01MSDDZZT/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?keywords=donut+pillow&qid=1644936923&sr=8-15
Non iodized is the kind you'll want.
Here's one on amazon that should work for you. My piercer gives out small bags of salt when he does piercings. Just take a small amount in hot water mix it up and then just kinda sit there with your nose in it for a couple mins
I also started these for mine too. Helped my daith when I had some irritation bumps. Dr. piercing
im very sensitive to piercings and these are perfect and piercing grade. i wouldn’t recommend changing until your septum is fully healed.
SCERRING 16G Septum Jewelry Stainless Steel Hinged Seamless Nose Hoop Ring Cartilage Daith Tragus Clicker Rings Retainer Body Piercing Jewelry 18-20PCS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GS8H48K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_GZ5JRJBDQPB346GZJAYJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use NeilMed Wound Wash. It's slightly more accessible than their piercing aftercare spray but if you are able to get this one it'll work too :)
I have the exact same problem with saline when I get a piercing. What worked for me was getting some ear piercing stretching balm with all natural ingredients to rub on my skin (only rub it on the affected areas and make sure you do not apply it close to the piercing hole, you should not be touching this!!) this cleared up the dry skin for me link to product here
From the 2nd week of my nose being pierced, the only thing I used is: Prontolind spray 75 ml - For the antibacterial cleaning and care of piercings, tunnels, plugs and Body modifications - recommended by leading piercing studios! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q8S7WU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PE48J4MCV70CE3DM1T94?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have very sensitive skin so I have to be very careful with the products I use but this is and was a godsend. I changed my stud to a hoop and it got a bit irritated and sore but within 4/5 days, using this product, it got so much better.
I would also do hot compresses with boiled hot water (not straight away obviously) and a pinch of sea salt. I would take some inflammatory medication that you can get over the counter as well.
Example of what masks worked for me
Glad to hear!
Here is a link to the type of jewelry I am talking about- https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Earrings-Piercing-Stainless-Cartilage/dp/B09DXWV851?th=1&psc=1
I highly recommend you dont buy jewlery off amazon since most of there stuff is plates instead of pure which will cause you irration bumps. You should consider going to a reputation piercer you trust and have them get you that jewelry I mentioned from a good wholesale place like BVLA or People jewelry just to list a few. And hope you had a good Thanksgiving if you celebrate such holiday!
I looked into body candy a little bit and they do not seem to sell quality jewelry, this site alone lists 93 reviews form customers who have had bad experiences. I do understand that online reviews are skewed and unhappy people are more likely to leave poor reviews but one review showed a picture of a nose ring that had purple plastic peeling off it.
Big fan ofBlissbury because I can sleep on my back or either side just like a normal pillow.
Here you go - great product and easiest way to get it within a day or two with prime.
NeilMed NeilCleanse Piercing Aftercare, Fine Mist, 6.3 Fluid Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TZUJW6O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_RT59ZZPCET7MNJ6R97B4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I can confirm that this is the best route to take, instead of going from store to store searching for something.
There are these things. It's just a bracket that goes under your mask to keep it off your nose/mouth and a lot of people find it handy for reducing “mascne” (mask acne) so it might be helpful to you too? I've never used one but it's a neat idea.
Yes. I got this one from Amazon. I love it bc it’s seamless. You can get a bigger diameter one if you want to see it more clearly when you smile. Mines small so it can only be seen if I smile or laugh hard. I like it that way for work.
There are ear covers like this, I suppose you tape it to your face with medical tape to make sure it won't bump your piercing. I've never tried it, but it seems like a decent way to provide a buffer between the hairdresser and your piercing.
You need a pair of ring opening pliers made specially for this kind of jewelry. They sell them on Amazon, and all you do is put them in the jewelry and open them, the little notches will help push open the ring. They’re a little smaller than regular pliers.
Stainless Steel Ring Opening Pliers - Medium 6" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ERZ57K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_H4DWVG12Q91N6711EZVC
You will wanna swap to a seem less ring like this one
Though I wouldn’t necessarily buy these ones as I’m not sure what they are made out of
Saline spray twice a day, let it air dry or use non-woven wipes to blot away excess moisture. Keep it clean, keep it dry, keep it STILL! Seriously, don’t touch or move it.
A warm water rinse while bathing is fine but please avoid putting any kind of soap on it if possible. Saline & water only. No sea-salt soaks or tea-tree oil or topical ointments. No qtips or cotton balls/swabs.
NeilMed seems to be industry standard. You can get it at most pharmacies & Amazon or other online stores.
Non-woven gauze like this. You can also get it at pharmacies & Amazon or other online stores.
Industrials are notoriously difficult to heal. I’d imagine wearing a mask all day isn’t helping either! Maybe look into getting one of those mask holders? Like this
I hope links are allowed, but I got this in 10G I believe. Starting w 14g though https://www.amazon.com/8-14G-Stainless-Septum-Pincher-Rings/dp/B0889ZVM5D/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=titanium%2Bpincher%2Bseptum&qid=1629837677&sr=8-12&th=1&psc=1
I’m surprised your piercer I didn’t give you proper (saline wound wash spray)[https://www.amazon.ca/NeilMed-Antiseptic-Wound-Wash-177-Milliliter/dp/B00EC6DE7Y] or aftercare instructions. Basically your piercing is not infected (yet) it is showing signs of irritation. This can be from lack of proper cleaning (I’ll leave instructions soon), dirty hands touching it, sleeping on it, poor quality jewelry etc. My guess is you aren’t cleaning it properly because no one instructed you to.
Wash your hands well with soap and warm water, after dry them off and spray your ear with saline spray. Don’t make salt soak at home it is not sterile. I don’t recommend putting salt, oils, products, alcohols or anything else (ignore some of the online advise some of it is harmful!)
After spraying, pat dry with a paper towel. Don’t use cotton swabs as they can leave cotton fibres and harm your piercing. (Here’s a video explaining everything)[https://youtu.be/6DPwbxffsqI]
I think the general advice is to cover em up until they're fully healed, especially if you're gonna be in a public pool or the ocean, places with a lot of bacteria. I'm at 7 months with my nipple piercings and I still cover them when i go swimming with transparent film dressing
No. You should use wound wash that is *only* saline solution. This is actually the best stuff I've found. Use twice a day and leave it to dry. Leave the piercing alone otherwise.
i recommend not using a q-tip to clean!! it just irritates the piercing. my go-to for cleaning/piercing care is the H2Ocean spray. happy healing!
Well the piercer I went to is app certified and has been to many conferences that elayne angel has done. Have you heard of her. The woman who wrote the piercing bible. I read her book so many times. And even got the new and improved piercing bible that just came out. Nothing else worked for my piercings and even emailed her for advice and she told me about emu oil it works wonders for me.
I found this but I'm not sure if the length is long enough
I had mine done at the beginning of April and found these on Amazon and they are great! They keep your mask off the piercing directly. Apparently you can "hook" them in, but I just place them directly under a cloth mask and they work just fine and stay in place.
I learned that mixing your own salt solution is bad bc it’s not sterile & things like H20 sea salt spray aren’t good for piercings since it has additives in it. H20 was drying my piercing out too. Neilmed made all the difference!
ive read online that this product can really help with piercing bumps, has anybody tried it or maybe have some better recommendations? i have been struggling with the bumps for years now, as every time i get my nostrils pierced i’d get a bump, leading up to me taking them out as a result and getting them repierced at a later date
Studex this stuff is a lifesaver. it comes in a very small tube so id recommend maybe 3 tubes. Use it everyday twice a day and it will help
Are either of these suitable? One says 'implant grade' but the other is internally threaded
I would change it to two studs. I found these on amazon and they are good quality. I have them in my 2 piercings for my industrial and another in my conch. They are small and dainty!
Amazon.com: SCERRING 3 Pairs 14g Stainless Steel 2mm 3mm 4mm Prong Setting Clear CZ Internally Threaded Tragus Daith Cartilage Helix Earring Ring Body Piercing Jewelry 6mm - Silver: Clothing
I get mine from my shop but it’s on Amazon on well. I’m in Canada unfortunately so I’m not too sure if it’ll ship to you. cleanser
Latex or nitrile gloves are saviours for getting tight jewelry off! They're super grippy. A taper is a tool that starts really thin (so it can slide into piercing channels easier) and gets wider up to whatever gauge you are (probably 14G or 16G). A pin taper has a little thin pin on the widest end of it, so it links up with your jewelry and guides it in without tearing up your piercing channel! Something that's kind of important here is whether your jewelry is internally threaded or externally threaded though. If it's externally threaded, it's crap quality and a pin taper won't work with the post because the post won't be hollow, the threading is on the outside. You can either take the end off your stud and figure it out that way, or call/message your piercer and ask what they use! This is a perfect example, so you can see the taper has that little pin on the back and that photo also shows the jewelry linked up to one. That taper is from painful pleasures which is crap quality, but honestly for at-home use tapers, the quality really doesn't matter because you're not wearing it inside your body and you probably won't ever need it again anyways.
It could be irritated because of the mask, I had that issue with one of my nostrils too. You can get mask inserts that keep the mask off of your nose on Amazon and that helped for me! I’ll link them below!
3D Face Bracket, Face Covering Inner Support Frame Lipstick Protector Under Frame [Clear,5Pcs] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F1ZCW4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Phr9Fb4QDSEBB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Neometal makes jewelry that looks like a small freckle. Last I knew you could purchase it on Amazon.
H2Ocean isn’t great, it has a lot of preservatives in that can irritate your piercing. Try switching to another brand: the ONLY contents should be sterile water and salt. I’ve had good success with this brand.
Blissbury Ear Pillow on Amazon for $39.99.
Not the cheapest and still an investment, but after using a travel pillow for a while I just wanted something for the long haul! It's been amazing, I have healed lobes and conch as well as fresh helix, faux rook and flat. I found even sleeping on healed piercings were uncomfortable on a regular pillow. This pillow has a removable flat foam if you need the pillow height to be lowered.
oh my bad. how about these?
Pierced Owl 20G Implant Grade Titanium Threadless Push-in Crystal Flat Back Labret Monroe Lip Cartilage Helix Tragus Stud https://www.amazon.ae/dp/B08GYRL24T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_8V3TFbGDSKEVC
Pierced Owl 16-20G Implant Grade Titanium Threadless Push-in Synthetic Opal Flat Back Labret Monroe Lip Cartilage Helix Tragus Stud https://www.amazon.ae/dp/B08GYJLSPF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_mX3TFbG3T229D
Use this stuff 2-3x per day. Steri-Wash Aftercare Piercing Spray 3 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FFCGZG9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_GSHRFb8549AY1 . 1-2x per day use a camomile tea bag as a hot compress to decrease inflammation. At night grind up an aspirin and add some of the saline/ steri-wash to make a paste and leave it overnight. That’s what my piercer recommended and it’s worked any time my piercings got bumpy or angry looking. Also, titanium stud is preferable. Good luck.
I’ve got my anti-tragus on both ears pierced, one is about 6 weeks old & the other is 2 weeks old. I got the most amazing travel pillow that I am going to use forever because I’ve slept like a rock every night with it. I sleep on it sidewise, so it’s supporting my neck & my head above my ears. I fucking love it.
Here is a good piercing pillow that I found, if you are looking for a premade comfortable one. Otherwise, make sure the piercings are done with a hollow needle and titanium jewelry, LITHA, use saline spray 1-2x per day, shower, and never ever touch it (even when cleaning; qtips are your enemy). By avoiding movement, you avoid irritation and damage. This should greatly reduce the pain that you have to little to none.
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I recently got my nips pierced and my piercer recommend hypoallergenic, stainless steal or like your mom said real silver.
I’m also very similar I hit up aliexpress for earrings BECAUSE THEY’RE RIDICULOUS CHEAP so i usually go ham and get like 5 Paris for under $10 but they aren’t “real” and they work fine but I think the nose might be more sensitive to infection so using better quality stuffs might be your best go - let me know if it works for you!
Make sure you get the right gauge - ears are usually 14g for reference
Link to a basic nose ring:
Nose Rings 18 Gauge Nose Ring Hoop Earrings Silver Nose Hoop 18g Cartilage Earring Septum Ring Septum Clicker Lip Rings Helix Earring Rook Earrings Nose Piercing Septum Jewelry Surgical Steel 2pcs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWQ1GZH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wV2oDbY3AA2HF
I got a clear acrylic septum retainer off amazon for when I want to hide mine. It works beautifully. (4pcs) Clear Acrylic and Steel Septum Retainer 316L Surgical Steel 16GA 1/4" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012L6G5I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EDWYDb00T1Q71
It honestly wasn’t bad. The piercing shop also pierced by double forward helix the same day too, and those sucked lol (one got rejected, lot of bumps)
Daith took me like 1 year until I felt okay switching out the jewelry.
Didn’t hurt too bad. Just was a lot of pressure. I got it for migraines and it helped.
Make sure to only use saline solution. And don’t mess with it. I bought some saline from amazon for less than $10 and it sprays:
Lastly, try not to sleep on it!! Best of luck🖤
I'm not gunna lie.. looks like an irritation bump. I've been doing all the things recommend by my piercer AND Reddit. The ONE thing that has gotten either of them to go down was this... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084WHR38M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aQqIFbR5GNDQS
I actually plan to do a before and after of my nostril bump and now and it's only been a day..
This is what we use in Germany.
You should be able to get it in a pharmacy. If not they can order it for you.
Thanks. Yes I have used it before.
I was wondering because "Easypiercing" says it is saline solution click
These are 20g, and surgical steel which has never caused me any issues
If you're still having trouble I've been using this Blissbury Ear pillow and it is epic. Comfier than any pillow I've tried and protects my ear. I'll probably keep using it to sleep with when the pain goes away too haha
I had something similar happen to my tragus piercing after an earbud got pulled out at a weird angle.
Popped the fluid bubble with a sterile needle, put some medihoney and covered with a bandaid at night and bout a week later, all better.
Try these. Take the needle out, exchange the jewelry with the plastic, trim to fit. After surgery exchange the plastic for your jewelry.
Catheter Needle,New Star Tattoo 5PCS 14 Gauge Piercing Needles IV Catheter Needles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GU35VZ4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_i_q.TuFbB9P1VZP
It smells like tea tree but it’s https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N8WVAEJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_F7MsFb58219CP - what they recommended when I had it done.
It does twinge a little when I put it on, but I’ll stop for a few days and see if it calms down. Thanks a lot, C
I haven’t personally experienced this b it I have see. Others post about it and they raved about a salt soak called Urban ReLeaf Piercing Care
Maybe it hasn't completely healed. Try switching from the ring to a internally threaded flat labret.
When I got my double helix piercing with the beaded rings a year and half ago, the top one didn't heal correctly in the first 4 months. It was irritated. It ended up getting infected with a weird bump because the ring kept on moving.
I looked at ways to save it (from doing homemade sea salt spray and cleaning it). Eventually I read up on switching to a flat labret because they don't move as much. Did that and used a sea salt spray my original piercer for my lobes recommended (In her opinion homemade sea salt sprays aren't recommended because the measurements are off.) and the bump stopped hurting and went away in about 2 weeks.
The bottom piercing throughout all of this was healing fine. I think it's all a matter of luck.
I forgot to mention that I bought this and this to aid in my aftercare, most especially for my helixes and rook. It’s been a week since I started using them 2-3x daily, and they have done wonders to my newest piercings.
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