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    Thanks for the pointers, I've got some organic coconut oil that smells yummy, maybe massaging with that after cleaning would help. I've got Holy Butt'r as well but that seems to make the gunk go into a hard layer on my plugs
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    Hi guys! Just after a bit of advice im not very in the know with piercings haha! i got my rook pierced in october, and all was going well until i got my bar caught on a coat zip! As you can imagi e it bled really bad! This was a good month or so ago now but ever since ive got the dreaded bump on both ends of my piercing and it oozes pretty much everytime its touched! My piercer gave me a saline spray for piercing aftercare which didnt help so i went back and she gave me some lavender/tea tree oil stuff but was adamant my piercing wasnt infected despite the oozing and slight achy feeling. Well today i went to my doctors who said it is definately infected and has given my some antibiotics. Flucloxicillin i think they're called? Has anyone aby experience with these? He suggested taking the piercing out after 2 weeks if infection hasnt gone but i really dont want to lose my beautiful rook piercing! Does anyone have any advice? I'd hate to lose it :( thanks!

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    It doesn't sound infected? My rook got infected and my ear was twice it's normal size, throbbed unbelievably bad, was leaking yellow pus that smelled like death, was bright red and I felt unwell. (fun fact - it cleared up and two weeks later I got kicked in the ear ) yours just sounds irritated - it's been through trauma after all!

    I've never taken flucloxacillin but I know they're penicillin based and thats literally the extent of my knowledge :L

    The best advice I could give is to be patient with it - bumps can take a while to go away and just leave it alone (Stop touching it) and let it heal. If you caught the bar you've set back healing and it's going to be painful because of that. Keep it clean but beyond that I'd just leave it alone.

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    For an anti-brow piercing I don't intend to wear for more than a couple years, should I get a surface bar or MD?
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    Hmm, If you don't intend to keep it I wouldn't do it. Either way it'll leave a scar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehorror View Post
    For an anti-brow piercing I don't intend to wear for more than a couple years, should I get a surface bar or MD?
    MDs will probably leave less of a scar if removed properly than a surface bar would. From experience, I've found surface bars tend to reject more than MDs, (this is only my experience, don't take this as fact), so if you're dead set on getting something, I'd go for the MDs. Personally though, I wouldn't get any kind of surface/MD on my face, just in case of scarring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toofwess View Post
    Hmm, If you don't intend to keep it I wouldn't do it. Either way it'll leave a scar.
    Not always a bad thing, I like the scars from my eyebrow piercings

    But yus if you're worried about scarring then neither.

    I'd personally go for MD's.
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    I recently had my rook pierced and a hoop put in.
    It's been almost 2 weeks and its still really sore. Should I have got a bar put in instead????

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    Rooks can be painful for a long old while; my conch/helix are still sore to sleep on nine months later, so two weeks is nothing! They can take a year to heal. But a bar would make healing easier than a ring.
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    1x 4mm Lobe
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    1x Rook
    2x Navel

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    1x Septum
    1x Daith


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    I will go and speak to the piercer. Thanks Jester

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