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    Hello, I got my tragus pierced last week, and it has been fine until I clean it before I go to bed, the inside of my ear itches like crazy, but I am not sure why? I'm not sure whether it is the piercing, or the ear itself.

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    What are you cleaning it with? It could be that you are allergic or sensitive to whatever it is you are using.

    Ideally you should be cleaning with warm sea salt soaks
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    Mine's the same. I was only using sea salt soaks but the salt can really dry your skin out. That's what I attribute my itch to. When I stopped with the salt the itch went away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achmed_Tarquin View Post
    Mine's the same. I was only using sea salt soaks but the salt can really dry your skin out. That's what I attribute my itch to. When I stopped with the salt the itch went away
    sounds like you were using to much salt.
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    Eek, I use savlon wound wash as that's what I used for my navel with no problems, but am now wondering whether to stick to saline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf04 View Post
    Hello, I got my tragus pierced last week, and it has been fine until I clean it before I go to bed, the inside of my ear itches like crazy, but I am not sure why? I'm not sure whether it is the piercing, or the ear itself.

    Any pointers? x
    it might just be because its new, new piercings can itch alot, when you have a wound itching is normally a sign of healing not sure if its the same with piercings though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf04 View Post
    Eek, I use savlon wound wash as that's what I used for my navel with no problems, but am now wondering whether to stick to saline?

    Thanks for replies
    Sea salt soaks are better, savlon wound wash is ok to use when you don't have time to SSS though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjf04 View Post
    Eek, I use savlon wound wash as that's what I used for my navel with no problems, but am now wondering whether to stick to saline?

    Thanks for replies

    I use savlon wound wash on all my piercings but I have been using it for 12/13 years so my body is used to it.

    I would recommend doing SSS instead of savlon on your ear as the savlon my dry the skin on the ear out
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    Thanks very much all Will try the SSS and see how that goes. Odd it only seems to itch at night though lol x

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    if it itches at night after you clean it I would say its what you are using that is making it itch so maybe change to cleaning it 1st thing in the morning with SSS and see if thats better
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