Is it normal for a helix piercing to be red?

General Irritation

As mentioned, it’s normal to experience symptoms of irritation right after getting your cartilage pierced. It includes redness, swelling, pain, and bleeding. These are signs that the skin was subjected to abuse or trauma, and it’ll attempt to heal and protect itself.

Additionally, how do you treat an irritated helix piercing?

Follow these steps to take care of a minor piercing infection:

  1. Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
  2. Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day.
  3. Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments.
  4. Don’t remove the piercing.

Similarly one may ask, what is the most painful piercing on the ear?

This can make for a painful or uncomfortable experience. So when taking into account that cartilage piercings are going to be higher on the pain scale, the industrial piercing is the clear winner for most painful ear piercing. The industrial piercing is a super popular piercing amongst piercing fanatics.

Can I ice my helix piercing?

Second, icing your piercing for the first few nights will help reduce swelling and soreness. An easy way to fit icing in is to do it when you have some downtime. Ice it while reading, watching TV, or relaxing. I always ice my new piercings for the initial week or so, and it drastically reduces soreness and tenderness.

Should I pop the bump on my cartilage piercing?

The short answer to whether you should pop the bump near your cartilage piercing or not is, "no." You shouldn’t be popping anything, especially something close to a new piercing, regardless of why it developed. Popping a sore creates an open wound right next to your piercing, which, technically, is also an open wound.

Should I pick the crust off my piercing?

After the first few days, your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust’ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.

Why do cartilage piercings flare up?

‘Most of the time if an ear piercing is flaring up, 9 out of 10 times it’s not an infection (they’re actually really rare) it’s an allergic reaction to the nickel in the jewelry.’

How long does it take for a helix piercing to heal?

Six months

Can you sleep on a healed helix piercing?

Just like all piercings, a cartilage piercing (AKA helix piercing) will be a bit tender while it heals. Bumping it on something (like a hairbrush), getting hair caught on it, and — yes — sleeping on it can cause your piercing to swell or become painful. And it can stay that way, for days even.

How do you know if your body is rejecting a piercing?

Symptoms of piercing rejection

  • More of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
  • The piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
  • The jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
  • The piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
  • The jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.

How long do ears stay red after piercing?

Right after an earlobe piercing, your ear may be red or swollen. That should go away after a day or two. If it continues, feels itchy, or has a discharge, try this three times a day: Wash your hands with soap and water.

Does a helix piercing hurt more than lobe?

Do ear piercings hurt? Different parts of the ear are bound to hurt more than others because the flesh varies – the ear lobe is generally considered the least painful piercing whereas cartilage piercings, like the helix, tragus, conch and so on – will usually be more painful because it’s tougher.

What is the hardest ear piercing to heal?

Industrial Piercing "They are difficult to heal as a result of being two cartilage piercings instead of one. Since the two are also connected they have a tendency to get irritated quickly and often stay that way," says Brooks.

Should I get helix piercing on both ears?

Re: Should you get a cartilage piercing in both ears or just one? I always say go for one first, wait a while, then go back for a second if you want more. It doesn’t look "off" if it’s asymmetrical. I tend to see most people with odd sets in their ears, always have.

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