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Mar 23
22:06
I got this piercing about 2 months ago (have took it out tonight because it’s just been a bother) and seen this lump. Just wondering if anyone has any idea what it is? It’s not constantly painful and only sore a bit if i go and touch it? I’m going to continue with my salt water cleaning and sprays but other than that idk
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Mar 23
22:26
It could be a keloid?
 
Mar 23
22:28
I had something similar when my industrial piercing was healing & it would get worse when my hair would tug on it. Just keep cleaning it with salt water & it should be okay (:
 
Mar 23
22:38
It’s a keloid I had one on my nose when I first got my nose piercing done make a salt paste with a tiny bit of hot water and put it on over night works a miracle mine went away in 3 days
 
Mar 23
22:39
Definitely don’t take it out for 8+ months to a year!!
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Mar 23
22:49
It’s a Keloid. Keep cleaning with salt water 3 times a day. & don’t touch.
 
Mar 23
23:26
It’s hypertrophic scarring. I had that on my tragus and double auricle piercings to the point where I took them out. I did the sea salt soaks religiously but couldn’t get rid of them. Considering you took the piercing out, if you leave it out, it’ll correct itself in a couple weeks.
 
Mar 23
23:42
I have something similar on my nose and the only thing that’s been helping is an aspirin paste. So crushed aspirin, with no coating, and some drops of water. You let it dry on the piercing for like 10 mins and rinse, I do it 2-3 times a day.
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Mar 24
06:37
I read a few years back when I had my daith pierced and had something similar, it definitely looks like a keloid. Anyway, I read that tea tree oil helps bring it down. It’s basically just building scar tissue.
 
Mar 24
08:24
See tho a keloid I heard, as youse have said is scar tissue. This seems to have pus (ew) inside it which I didn’t realise until after I took it out which according to online seems to be an infection? I’ll attach a photo of it now that the piercing is out
 
Mar 24
08:24
 
Mar 24
08:27
I have just had constant bother with it ever since I got it done, even tho I clean it every day :( @a_marieee You don’t reckon then it can get trapped inside? I read that because I’ve taken the piercing out it can get trapped inside the closed hole and cause an abscess? @cEk02 I’ll try that thanks! @uNcrushablep Oh perfect I never thought of that. I’ll try that too!
 
Mar 24
16:44
Ahhh don’t take your piercings out ever until it’s completely healed!! That’s the golden rule!! You are adding bacteria in
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Mar 24
16:49
NEVER take them out especially cartilage piercings. I leave mine in a year and never touch them and have never had a problem! Just keep cleaning and let it calm down. Don’t spin the hoop or anything because you’re adding the bacteria from the outside of the hoop into the open would inside😩
 
Mar 24
18:59
@Pilluser01 You’re not suppose to take out your piercing until it heals, that would make it take longer to heal, your allowing bacteria in. Put jewelry back in, continue to cleaning it 3 times a day with salt water & don’t touch.
 
Mar 24
19:38
Unfortunately, the hole probably closed already
 
Mar 24
22:23
I know I’m aware you’re not meant to take it out but I’ve had absolutely nothing but bother with it since I’ve had it done that I just had too :( my other cartilage piercings have always been completely fine as I have my helix etc done but this one has just been hard work and has never wanted to settle, the lump was went down a lot since I’ve taken it out and the pain has went down a good bit as well. So hoping for the best
 
Mar 24
23:23
I’d wait and get it re pierced! I can imagine that one wouldn’t be a fun time being infected!😕
 

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