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    Default Problems with Helix Piercing! Urgent help needed:)

    hi all,
    just a quick question thats been bothering me for the past few days

    had my helix pierced professionally, with a needle of course in spain. It will be 9 weeks on friday since it has been done.
    It was pierced and fitted with a 1.2mm straight bar and after 6 weeks, i changed it to a 1.2 mm ring. i kno i know i shouldnt have but i was cleaning it and ball off one end of the bar fell off and i paniced and put ring in!
    its been fine ever since and ive had to switch to a retainer for school but im back to the bar now.
    so basically 3/4 changes in 3 weeks....and now in the past few days quite a big lump or 'bump' at the back of the piercing has formed...im just worried and dont kno if i should take it out? it so swollen i cant put the back ball on the bar! having said that, ear feels fine, not sore or red at all,

    any advice?
    im cleaning it 2/3 times a day with both salt water and saline solution

    thanks
    conor


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    Senior Member CaffeinatedGuy's Avatar
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    It's just swollen from you changing jewellery so often, cartilage is pissy like that.

    Leave it alone! 2 Saline soaks a day - saline solution is salt water, so you've definately been overcleaning.

    Also, try a chamomile tea compress.
    Tom

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    Also make sure your salt solution isn't too strong - a quarter teaspoon of sea salt in a mug of boiled water
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    thank you guys (:

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    had mine done 9 months ago had a lump on it and it eventually went and it went ok then its gone bad again same for my rook :( i clean it twice maybe 3 times everyday with salt water then spray some savlon antiseptic thing on it its really good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebobbaby<3 View Post
    had mine done 9 months ago had a lump on it and it eventually went and it went ok then its gone bad again same for my rook :( i clean it twice maybe 3 times everyday with salt water then spray some savlon antiseptic thing on it its really good!!
    You could try detol spray or that savlon spray they have really helped with my piercings.

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