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Conch Piercing HELP!

Discussion in 'Ear Piercings' started by makena.xx, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. makena.xx

    makena.xx New Member

    i've had my conch pierced for about 3 weeks down. the swelling has gone down significantly and pain has reduced, but the redness doesn't seem to be going away. i thought it was completely normal until tonight, when i took a picture of the back of my ear. it is VERY red and it is concerning me. it's not painful or sore to the touch so i don't know what's going on. i've had occasional crusties but there hasn't been any oozing or pus. so it doesn't seem like an infection. but i don't know, i need more opinions and some help.
    btw; i've been sea salt soaking at least once a day and cleaning with the anti bacterial soap my piercer suggested.
     
  2. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Antibacterial soaps are a bad idea. Here is some information at to why.

    https://bodyjewelryforum.painfulpleasures.com/threads/antibacterial-soap.21129/

    The soap could very well be the source of the redness. When showering it is probably not possible to keep all soap from splashing into the area. If it should, that wouldn't be the end of the world. Just don't apply it directly to the piercing and be sure to thoroughly rinse the area thoroughly at the end. I had a problem with my PA due to antibacterial soap. Everything was fine after I switched soap and was more careful on how I washed.

    Having the correct mix ratio for salt is also important. The mix needs to be 1/4 tsp to 1 cup water. More is not better.

    Let us know how you make out.
     
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