Cartilage Piercing red and swollen
I'm not surprised that it is still red, swollen and tender. Cartilage piercings are one of the hardest piercings to heal, and they are also the slowest to heal as well. With most other piercings, you start feeling better the next day after getting pierced, or the day after that. Cartilage piercings can remain this way for up to 2 weeks before you start feeling better.
Signs of infection include severe redness, severe swelling, and a yellow or green discharge that smells bad. An advanced infection can also include fever and/or chills. What I mean by severe redness is, it would be so red that its actually almost purplish in color. Severe swelling can look like your ear is actually swelling around the jewelry, almost looking like its going to swallow it. If you have any of those symptoms, infection is possible and you should see a doctor.
Remember that a piercing is a wound to your body, and any wound is going to cause some form of swelling and discomfort. If it is taken care of properly, these things that you are experiencing will go away as fast as your body allows them to.
Small cysts on the back of the ear at the site of the piercing are normal for up to several months after the time of the piercing; they typically contain small amounts of normal bodily fluid like concentrations of white blood cells, andand wholesale cheap Raptors jerseys china
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at cysts on the ear if abnormal pain, size, and/or color is observed on/around the cyst. This would be an early sign of infection, and should be treated as soon as possible. To easily treat such an issue before it becomes serious, one should clean the area with antibacterial soap or solution or hydrogen peroxide and apply a triple antibiotic ointment such as neosporin directly to the site (generic brand ointment works just as well and about half the price, as long as it contains the same type and amount of active ingredients). Do this once or twice a day (right after showering and right before bed works great). If this simple treatment does not cause the cyst(s) to decrease in size after aa cheap chinese Raptors jerseys
day or two, one can go a step further and physically drain excessexcess cheap Raptors jerseys china free shipping
fluids from the cyst(s). To do so, clean the area as mentioned before and gently but firmly pop the cyst using a needle sterilized with alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibacterial solution. Bleeding at this point is normal. Once again clean the area, gently blot dry and apply antibacterial ointment. Continue to perform the cleaning process for several more days or until you are comfortable that your ears are once again healthy. Some medical professionals advise against the use of hydrogen peroxide for such treatments only because it kills healthy cells in addition to bacterial cells. However, for purposes of short term wound treatment such as this, hydrogen peroxide proves effective in quickly removing harmful substances (like pus) without permanent damage to epidermal cells on ear cartilage. Damaged cells will almost always regenerate in healthy, non cancerous skin. I have 3 cartilage piercings in addition to 4 lobe piercings and have extensive experince in performing, cleaning and treating various types of piercings. It bled slightly during the first night as I rolled onto it in my sleep, but has given me no problems since then no discharge, no pus, nothing. The swelling took a few days. Its sore to touch and twist the stud. I don't know if this is normal or if it is infected. I know I just put a hole through my skin so it's going to take a while to heal but I don't want to get any infections. When should I.
Does your cartilage piercing get swollen? [ 2 Answers ]
I pierced my cartilage on Friday which was like 4 days ago but it's a little swollenswollen cheap Raptors jerseys china
I noticed it a little flat but I clean it alott during the day I clean it whenever I can but I want to know if the swelling will go down because I'm kind of worried about it
Cartilage piercing red and swollen? [ 2 Answers ]
Okay, so I was a tad stupid and got my first cartilage piercing 1 week ago, then decided to get the one right underneath it done 2 days later, even though I know it would increase change of infection, anyway it was fine, I was cleaning them twice a day, and they were painless, and going well. But.