Have you recently stretched your ear or got some new plugs?Stretching your ears shouldn’t cause much discomfort if done correctly, for a guide on how to stretch your ears, click here.
We suggest not wearing plugs overnight. If your wearing ear weights or teardrop shaped plugs then please take regular breaks to avoid uneven stretching.
If you have reason to believe your ear has become infected, please read our guide below.We will start out by saying that we are not licensed to offer medical advice but understand that you may be panicked and want to quickly find out what to do.
Most people think they have an infection when in reality they do not.There is also no one size fits all remedy for treating a possible infection as multiple factors are at play.You could have some mild irritation or an irritation bump, that would require a consultation with a professional who can troubleshoot the cause of the irritation as this is the only way to stop it from coming back.
We always suggest you seek professional advice from your GP or a reputable piercer.Even if you haven’t been pierced there, or bought the jewellery from them, professional piercers will be happy to help you and offer their advice or if needed send you in the right direction to help your situation.
The correct treatment for your piercing should be catered to your specific issue and take into consideration your lifestyle, the jewellery and the position of the piercing.
DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWELLERY without being told to do so by a reputable piercer or professional.
If you remove your plug whilst there is irritation it can often seal up and prevent any discharge or fluid from escaping as well as creating other issues. If this is to occur you may end up losing your piercing unnecessarily.
Once again, there is no one time fix that meets everyone's needs. Please always consult a professional before trying home remedies.