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    Default Will removing the piercing help hypertrophic scarring to go away? +

    I have had hypertrophic scarring on my tragus that won't go away for anything, and now I've noticed that there appears to be some hypertrophic scarring on my upper cartilage piercing as well. I'm so frustrated with the scarring, but I guess my body is more prone to it, maybe? My question is , if I remove the piercings, will the hypertrophic scarring go away or will it stay? I'm considering removing my piercings, but I don't want to be left with a pimple looking thing on my tragus if it won't go away. Would it be safe to remove the piercings if that's what I wanted to do? I will try chamomile soaks first, but if that doesn't help the scarring I think I will remove the piercings. Advice? Thanks all!

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    it will!! definitely! I had my tragus pierced twice, first time with a cbr and it grew a huuggee bump and wouldn't go away for a long time so I took it out. And within a few days it totally dissapeared!

    If you have a cbr in there, maybe you could have a piercer change it to a BB for you if you want to keep the piercing

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    it might do, it might nopt, the give away is in the name, "scarring" scarring can be pernament with out care.

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    Do the camomile soaks. Twice a day for ten mins. The bump should go away - sometimes within a few days or a few weeks.
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    Tbh if you take it out - there's not actually more chance of it healing than leaving it in, as said before the fact that it's a scar may mean it's permanent - or you may be luck enough for it to go. I took my helix out for about 6 months and it never went away so i put the jewellery back in and just left it.

    If it's not sore, i'd stick it out for a bit longer, doing chamomile soaks to see if it goes down a bit.
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    maybe try it with a retainer in it. i had a retainer in my industrail when i was doing the camomile.
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    Sorry to pseudo spam guys but I need to make 5 posts to create a new thread.

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    well how about actually replying to some of the threads properly.
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    mrs potts left foot (major ouch!)

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