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I got my upper ear cartilage pierced 6 months ago, and it still hurts and looks bad?

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  • I got my upper ear cartilage pierced 6 months ago, and it still hurts and looks bad?


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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 20:56
You have an ear infection or maybe your allergic to a certain type of earring, i've gone through the same blood and puss thing. What i recommend is to stop wearing earrings for a while till your ear gets better and rub some rubbing alcohol on your ear and Ice will help with swelling and pain. You should also see your doctor. Good Luck!
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 20:57
It sounds like it is infected. When I got my ears pierced again, I remember it was bleeding, and puss was coming out of it. I tried to squeeze the rest of it out. It hurts, and is gross, I know. Well I did that, and then cleaned it. It hurt for a few days after that, but then it started to get better. I would recommend trying that, because it can circulate the white blood cells, which fight infection. If it doesn't get better in a week or two, you should probably see a doctor. Just remember that cartilage piercings can hurt for years after you get them. Good luck with it. I hope it feels better.
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Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 21:04
Take the jewelry out,clean it up and let it heal.Try again at a later date and have an actual piercest do it.It took me three trys before my cartalige piercing took,now I never have to clean it.Tips for next time-keep it clean,don't touch it unless yor hands are clean,clean in the morning when you get up and before you go to bed and after showers or baths,don't lay on it.Keep your hair clean and don't use any stying products in your hair during healing time.Keeping your hair off of it will also help,so if your hair is short,great,if not,try ponytails or bobbypins.Once in a while clean it with a little rubbing alcohol.Good luck!
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Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 02:24
Mine did this!! I got it pierced over a year ago now and it's normal now but I find if you try change the stud or ring it swells up and starts hurting! It's a hard healing piercing too so don't ever leave it without something in it, I've had mine done ages and it closes up if I take it out for a few hours
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