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Apr. 11th, 2003

My ear hurts. A lot. I think the piercer was a little too quick on the draw with that taper, and must've ripped my cartilage a little. I've been putting antibiotics on it at night, and it feels ok when I wake up, but during the day it's supersensitive. I can't tell if it's infected or not, so I'll just keep treating it like it is. My immune system's pretty good so hopefully my ear will submit like the bitch it is in a few days.

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just_the_ash
Apr. 11th, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
Body parts with attitude
How does your ear otherwise manifest being a bitch? Is the other ear equally bitchy? I once had an irritated pancreas, and man, was THAT a bitch.
floyd_mephit
Apr. 11th, 2003 10:32 am (UTC)
Re: Body parts with attitude
My left ear has been a bitch ever since I first pierced it in '97 or so. I was foolish enough to get gun-pierced,and paid the price. I pierced it myself a few times afterwards and when I eventually removed the piercings I had a lot of scar tissue inside the lobe. I had to take a pair of pliers and rip out the scar tissue with one hand while cutting it away with scissors in the other hand. It was definitely being bitchy then; but it's been okay since, until now.
kekyana
Apr. 11th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC)
My cartilege piercing gets infected on a regular basis. Neosporin and stuff helps a lot, and also cleaning it twice a day to get rid of gunk buildup. Plus the Neosporin helps the pain some. I think I treated mine with peroxide too..... I can't remember anymore *shrugs*
floyd_mephit
Apr. 11th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
I wouldn't feel right if I didn't warn you not to use hydrogen peroxide or neosporin on a piercing.. H202 burns your tissue and retards the healing process, and Neosporin traps debris in the wound and prevents it from getting any air-flow. You'd be better served by gently washing it with soapy water a few times a day and patting it dry, along with some tylenol.

Also, if it gets infected often, you might want to think about taking it out (when it's not infected)... chronic infections are very bad.
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