Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Infected cartilage piercing

  1. #11
    Senior Member kuku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct-2008
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    6,403

    Default

    To be honest now that the piercing isn't there any more its not worth going to your piercer... now its just a wound like any other that will need to be seen by a doctor and treated with antiseptics / antibotics to help it clear up!
    Body Piercer and Creator of Body Poetry
    A Body Piercing advice site complete with fully detailed aftercare guides.

  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar-2010
    Location
    UK, Wales
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kuku View Post
    To be honest now that the piercing isn't there any more its not worth going to your piercer...
    Should i got to another piercist, after its totaly heald?

  3. #13
    Senior Member insideout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb-2005
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    12,021

    Default

    What? Kuku didn't say that your piercer isn't there - she said your piercing isn't. You no longer have a piercing, therefore your piercer probably won't do anything except say 'go to the doctor'. So just skip going to the piercer, and go straight to your doctor

  4. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar-2010
    Location
    UK, Wales
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by insideout View Post
    What? Kuku didn't say that your piercer isn't there - she said your piercing isn't. You no longer have a piercing, therefore your piercer probably won't do anything except say 'go to the doctor'. So just skip going to the piercer, and go straight to your doctor

    oops i mis-red ^^; but is it possible for me to get it re-pierced after its heald?

  5. #15
    Senior Member insideout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb-2005
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    12,021

    Default

    Yep, but you may have to wait a while - obviously at least until the infection has gone, but if you want it redone in the exact same place your piercer may suggest waiting extra so any scar tissue can settle down.

  6. #16
    Senior Member kuku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct-2008
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    6,403

    Default

    As inside out said really

    And it might also be worth doing some research as it doesn't sound like you'd been cleaning in the best of ways. Ideally you should use sea salt soaks on a piercing as anything else will just clean the surface and won't get rid inside to pull out the gunk. Sea salt soaks also have the added benefit of speeding healing as they encourage blood to the area. Try reading this guide if you want to know how they're done: http://ku-ku.co.uk/Rim.htm
    Body Piercer and Creator of Body Poetry
    A Body Piercing advice site complete with fully detailed aftercare guides.

  7. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar-2010
    Location
    UK, Wales
    Posts
    57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by insideout View Post
    Yep, but you may have to wait a while - obviously at least until the infection has gone, but if you want it redone in the exact same place your piercer may suggest waiting extra so any scar tissue can settle down.
    how long would i have to wait if i wanted it re-pierced?

  8. #18
    Senior Member kuku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct-2008
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    6,403

    Default

    At least a month or two. You want to give it time to heal but also time for any scar tissue to be broken down with oil massages (which you'll need to start doing after the infection has gone away using something like vitamin e oil).
    Body Piercer and Creator of Body Poetry
    A Body Piercing advice site complete with fully detailed aftercare guides.

  9. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar-2010
    Location
    UK, Wales
    Posts
    57

    Default

    could i used somthing that has Vitamin E in it or does it have to be strictkly Vitamin E oil?

  10. #20
    Senior Member kuku's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct-2008
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    6,403

    Default

    Oil is best because your skin can absorb it better that creams and its the act of massaging the oil in that helps too because it brings blood to the area which aids healing and helps to break down the scar tissue itself. You can also use bio oil and emu oil if you cant find vitamin e (it can be found in little capsules that people take for health that can be cracked open and used).
    Body Piercer and Creator of Body Poetry
    A Body Piercing advice site complete with fully detailed aftercare guides.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •