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x_knelie asked:

13 May 2010

My ear piercing is infected, and I have to wait for it to grow over. How long will it take?

I've had my ears pierced (lobes) for about 4 or 5 years now. 3 of which, I wore no earrings at all, and my holes were still there. My left ear is fine, its my right ear that is the problem. For some reason, the whole got bigger in that ear, and it seems infected to me. It keeps scabbing over, even though its not a cut, and will puss, rarely. My mom said to let it grow over, and we can get it re-pierced, but I've been looking around and some people are saying that sometimes ear piercings never grow over (for some people). Is this true? And how long do you think it will take for my hole to grow over? And is there anything that can help speed the closing process up?



Thanks so much!

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barbipixi

barbipixi says:

Posted on 14 May 2010

really if you have an infection it's perfectly safe to leave the earring in ( you want a gold or hypoallergenic earring) and use a mixture of warm salt water as often as you like



you take warm water and mix in as much salt as you can.



then you hold the cup up to your head over your ear and let the liquid cover the hole. it's great if you can do this to both sides.



if you ever think you have an infection or something from a piercing always call the place you had it done and ask what you should do. but i've seen infected piercings get well in a few days and everyhting be fine and you don't have to re do the hole



my belly button ring hole is still there and i haven't used it in years. also my tounge ring hole is still big enough for a regular sized earring and i haven't had it in for even longer than my belly ring



some holes won't seal up you'll have to injure them again to seal properly and if your ear is infected that could be enough to seal up but yea i'd just treat it

shadyca

shadyca says:

Posted on 14 May 2010

oh my god this is awful. I remember when I had my ears pierced, and it was good for couple of months. and then I HAD to go and put some new earrings and, of course, it came out as an epic fail and my left ear had humongous hole. I removed the earrings from both ears and it grew over. but it was hurting like hell. -.-''

juicystar07

juicystar07 says:

Posted on 15 May 2010

maybe you are allergic to something. the same thing happened to my little sister. it turned out that she was allergic to one of the metals in the earrings. my mom bought her ever kind of earrings avaliable but nothing worked. you might have to have the hole sewed up at your doctor's office (maybe it's the hospital. i'm not sure). i wouldn't recommend getting your ears re-pierced though. just buy clip-on earrings when you do want to wear earrings.

lorii_grace

lorii_grace says:

Posted on 17 May 2010

put polysporin on it... i pierced my own ears as a kid and one time i got one of the holes a little off centre, so i used polysporin to help it heal fast :) use the heal-fast formula. :P

talk to a doctor about it, they'll have all the answers you need, and can tell you whether its an allergic reaction, an infection, or who knows what else.

x_knelie

x_knelie says:

Posted on 14 May 2010

Its not so much as its infected, as it seems like something cut it open.

And I already have to wear real gold/silver/hyopallergetic earrings, cause if I don't my ears will get really bad.

The hole is so big, that ball of the stud I was wearing, went in through the front, and the whole earring came out the back of my ear.

x_knelie

x_knelie says:

Posted on 18 May 2010

I'm not allergic to anything, but I can't have fake metal earrings in my ears. These were real gold, so I don't see what the problem was there.

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