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Old 29-01-2012, 02:59 AM   #381
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Hey, I've been having some trouble with an eyebrow piercing. There seems to be a little bit of swelling near the bottom hole (though not all the way around it). It's not red or anything and is only really sore to the touch (doesn't really hurt that much then) There's nothing to indicate that it's infected or anything and I keep it clean, still even though it's way past the healing stage.

At first I thought it was an ingrown hair but now I just think that it's irritation. I have a ring and there seems to be a little tearing around the edges, probably from me bumping it in my sleep or something. Should I be worried about this? Is there anything I can do other than keep it clean and watch to make sure it doesn't get infected? I'm taking some immune system boosters...I apparently have a weakened immune system and I have a hard time getting anything to heal anyway.

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #382
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You might want to call your piercer and see if they can swap the ring out for a bar. Rings often reject and can get really irritated, so a bar is usually the better way to go anyway. Sea salt soaks with warm water (make sure it's sea salt and not table salt) should help soothe it.



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Old 05-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #383
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Thanks, I didn't know that...I'll try to get to my piercer as soon as I can, hopefully in the next week.

So does that mean I'll never be able to wear a ring or that I should just wear a bar for a while and wait until everything has been healed for a long time?

Also...in order to soak it with warm salt water, would I just soak a washcloth with the water and hold it on my face? Probably a dumb question, but I just thought I'd ask.

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:28 AM   #384
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Once it's fully healed you can use a ring, but it's generally a better idea to use a bar since it's harder to knock around and eyebrow piercings can be fickle. When I had my eyebrow pierced I actually mixed sea salt and water in a shot glass, held it to my piercing, and tipped my head back (all done in the shower) to let it soak that way. You can also use gauze soaked in the sea salt solution, but washcloths can harbor bacteria so I wouldn't use one.



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Old 11-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #385
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It was fully healed (I mean according to time and the way it looked)...or so I thought. Oh well, I'm using one of those mouth rinse cups (similar to a shot glass in shape) and the swelling has been going down. It looks a lot better now. I think I'll keep doing that, unless it gets worse for whatever reason, then I switch back to a bar.

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Old 13-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #386
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I need to get my wrist microdermal removed I keep catching it at work and stuff and its in the way and annoying me. I dont know how they are removed? Does it hurt and will it bleed(I have a phobia of blood)

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Old 18-04-2012, 12:20 AM   #387
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I have a scaffold piercing in my left eat. The bottom is healed well and has not been an issue. The top one started out a bit funky, but I kept it clean and such and it got better. Only now it's started really hunting. It's red and inflamed but has no puss of bleeding or any discharge. I've been keeping it clean as before but it's not stopping hurting.

Any ideas as to why? The hole seems fine it's just the pain and slight swelling that is an issue.




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Old 22-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #388
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had belly pierced for just short of 3yr. how long [roughly?] could i leave it out before it starts healing over?

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Old 25-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #389
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I need ideas to help me stop biting my lipring.

Its wearing a gap between my 3 left and teeth. (where i play with my lipring, and bite it. Its making me have gaps.)

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Old 13-07-2012, 01:43 AM   #390
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I have a scaffold piercing in my left eat. The bottom is healed well and has not been an issue. The top one started out a bit funky, but I kept it clean and such and it got better. Only now it's started really hunting. It's red and inflamed but has no puss of bleeding or any discharge. I've been keeping it clean as before but it's not stopping hurting.

Any ideas as to why? The hole seems fine it's just the pain and slight swelling that is an issue.
Not gonna want to hear this but could it be rejecting?

(I'm assuming you're talking about the horizontal type, we generally call those Industrial piercings in the US. Though I suppose information would still be relevant if it's vertical)

If theres not enough cartilage, or the bar is pushing on how your ear's shaped, it could push out regardless of how well it's kept.



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Old 26-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #391
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I need ideas to help me stop biting my lipring.

Its wearing a gap between my 3 left and teeth. (where i play with my lipring, and bite it. Its making me have gaps.)

Any ideas?

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Stop wearing a ring? Have you tried a stud?



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Old 27-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #392
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Just wanted to add if using salt soaks used cool boiled water and only a little salt as too much salt can actually burn the piercing and skin around it.

And Chesterlilly you sound as though you would really benefit from having a bar in it, not sure if I missed it but how Long has it been pierced? A new eyebrow piecing should always be a bar until properly healed.



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Old 29-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #393
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A teaspoon of sea salt in a mug of boiling water is the correct ratio. The boiling water has to be left to cool naturally and not have anything added (such as ice or cold water) to quicken the cooling as this is just un-sterilizing it which is not good.
Just to confirm.




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Old 29-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #394
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^Spot on. =)



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Old 29-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #395
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I used to religiously read BME for fun. I am quite partial to body modification so tend to be the first to say "YOU ARE WRONG! Do it like this." Just because if it goes wrong, it can mean very very bad things...




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Old 29-09-2012, 10:30 PM   #396
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Not gonna want to hear this but could it be rejecting?

(I'm assuming you're talking about the horizontal type, we generally call those Industrial piercings in the US. Though I suppose information would still be relevant if it's vertical)

If theres not enough cartilage, or the bar is pushing on how your ear's shaped, it could push out regardless of how well it's kept.
This is indeed what happened. I have small ears and it was pierced thought the very edge of the cartilage and it pushed out. Like, I had a < shaped hole. Didn't hurt a bit though!

So I took it out. And now I have a double helix in that ear and a surface piercing (two balls) next to my tragus




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Old 29-09-2012, 10:32 PM   #397
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Also, any advice on changing the balls on my surface piercing. I can't get them to undo (though i shouldn't yet anyway as it's new).




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Old 30-09-2012, 12:24 AM   #398
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Try getting hold of some latex gloves. They give you more grip so you might be able to get it undone with them.

That is a point. All this talk of rejection reminds me. I think my Micro Dermal is rejecting towards the top. It's way over a year old so no biggie but I do really need to go to my piercer at some point this week. It will have to be either Monday or Tuesday... (Ponders.)




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Old 06-11-2012, 08:57 PM   #399
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A teaspoon of sea salt in a mug of boiling water is the correct ratio. The boiling water has to be left to cool naturally and not have anything added (such as ice or cold water) to quicken the cooling as this is just un-sterilizing it which is not good.
Just to confirm.
You might have read BME extensively , but that is definitely not correct.
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to 250ml (1 cup) boiled water. Adding a teaspoon would dry your skin out and irritate your piercing a ridiculous amount! Whilst the information on here is better than some elsewhere, it's not all correct. Promoting tea tree for healing etc. Tea tree oil should only be used on HEALED piercings;it can irritate piercings and cause more aggro to the piercing whilst healing. For hypertrophic scars, chamomile teabag compresses are good, of fucidin cream as a very last resort. Normally however, correct jewellery and cleaning will mean they'll go away on their own.



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Old 08-11-2012, 12:33 AM   #400
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I take teaspoon to mean level teaspoon which I guess is the same as 1/4 of a heaped teaspoon.




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