Not yet, I don't have them, because my mom's not going anywhere today, so just like always, I'm forced to not get medication I need until it's convenient for HER. But I start them probably day after tomorrow. God I hate not being able to drive.
1. talk to your piercer 2. make sure you're washing your piercing area and jewelery before you put it in and from time to time while it's in (I'm a germ freak, but I washed all my piercings once a week just to keep them clean, bacteria and germs can get in them even while they're in) 3. if it's not healing completely it could be because you're tearing it before it heals causing pretty much a continuous open wound. 4. make sure you're using good jewelery. sterling silver, gold (for most people), etc. Not nickle, I don't know why but a lot of people have a problem with nickle.
Have you tried cleaning your ears and earring more often? I have five piercings in my ears (two on on ear, two and one cartilage on the other) so I've dealt with my fair share of infections. I keep around that bottle of liquid they give you when you first get your ears pierced to clean them every now and then, and I also use bacitracin zinc ointment when putting a different pair of earrings in. You just dip the post in before putting it in. It works well.
Blackrosekane89Featured By OwnerJan 7, 2013Professional General Artist
I have the same problem. I have to wear fake piercings. They sell some good ones pretty cheap if you don't wanna have to invest in gold and silver. I figured out to rig the real body piercings into fake ones so I could buy whatever body piercings I came across. You can buy whatever body jewelry you want, you just gotta be creative haha.
It could be that you cannot wear earrings. You had better check with your piercer first, I'm just jumping into conclusion. I know someone who had pierced her ears 5 times but it keeps on getting infection and would not stop hurting until she removed it and it healed itself right back.
I hope I'm not right but it can be the hard truth, just pray I'm not jinxing you ._. Also you should search for those disinfectant cleaning for your ears, if your piercer is from B*Dazzle she might should have given you something to clean your ears daily.
For 3 months? Not a good sign even if it goes away. Ball in your ear? It cold be a buildup of pus or something, it happened to me once when I sort of tore the inside of my ear hole. it kept producing pus and got the weird ball thing. It should go away once your infection is gone.
Damn, try finding a specialist or something. The specialist should give you a disinfectant and stuff, maybe ask your friends who have their ears pierced where they got it from and maybe ask the piercer who pierced your friend's ear its best to find out the cause of it since its not healing.
If you don't have them done by a professional piercer, or have any reliable follow-up, then it's little wonder that things got so bad. Don't be discouraged from piercings altogether, just have them done properly next time. Also, don't use any powerful disinfectants, like those that are alcohol-based, because that will only make things worse.
I think the only problem here is your foolishness. I mean you keep getting infections yet you still keep your peircings. If anything your ear probably has some sort of puss buildup. If isn't properly treated they will probably have to cut off your ear. Then again I am just some random person on the internet and am not qualified to offer medical advice nor do I really care what happens to your nasty ear. I am just saying.
Holy crap, I know this feeling. I just got the 4th piercing in my ear and it got every other one infected. My ear is just swollen. I feel your pain. You could try icing them, and using aloe vera. It helps a lot for me. (:
Gallifreyan-girlFeatured By OwnerJan 6, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's why I don't wear earrings, when I was five my left ear got infected by a silver one and the doctor had to rip it out, so now part of my ear is missing. Also, Garlic can be used to help ear infections, if that already hasn't been said.