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    Junior Member tandakku's Avatar
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    Default Industrial not healing!

    I've had my industrial almost two years now. I don't do much aftercare anymore, but it's got a gross bump on one side that I just can't seem to get rid of.

    The jewelry I have in the piercing is bioplast. It needs to be clear for up to a year for professional reasons. I think a part of why it won't heal is because I may have gotten the wrong size (it seems too fat), and that it is flexible and therefore it bends in my ear. It currently looks like a very flat upside-down U.

    Any suggestions? Perhaps an idea on where I can get a better, clear piece of jewelry? And ideas on how to reduce the swelling?

    Thanks!

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    Sounds like it's bending weirdly and putting pressure on the piercing.. Maybe try two separate small gauge glass retainers if it needs to be clear ? Like this one: https://www.glasswearstudios.com/PDG...NoFlareBar.jpg

    There's a sticky thread about how to get rid of bumps somewhere around here, have a read of that.

    For what it's worth, my first helix was like that and I had to retire it, it had so much scar tissue built up for so long that I don't think it was ever going to heal tbh.
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    I'm not sure of what size to get for a retainer! I'm thinking 1/2" or 1/4". Opinions?

    And I don't know how to post pics! I'm sorry. :(

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    I wear a 1/4" in my helix piercings, but everyone is different. If you post a pic we could help more, upload the image to a site like tumblr or photobucket, then right click and 'copy image url'. Then click on the little 'insert image' button in the toolbar above the reply box, and paste the url into it
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