A regular earring, like one used for an earlobe piercing that hasn’t been stretched, is usually 20 gauge. This is thinner than the average gauge used for a helix piercing performed in a professional setting, which means it isn’t advisable to wear a regular earring in your cartilage piercing.
Also question is, what kind of earrings are hypoallergenic?
The best earrings for sensitive ears are generally made with gold, platinum, or silver. Make sure you buy earrings that are 14k gold or above or sterling silver 925 to avoid the possibility of nickel being mixed in.
In this way, do you need special earrings for cartilage?
Although you do not need specific jewelry for a helix piercing, it is crucial to make sure that the earrings you do use are the proper size. The standard gauges for helix piercings are 16-gauge and 18-gauge, and the standard lengths are 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, and 4/8”.
Can I put a stud in my helix piercing?
Your piercer will probably recommend labret studs – longer studs will accommodate for how much the piercing will swell. Hoops may be too small to give your piercing breathing space, and they also like to move around a lot more than studs, which can irritate the piercing and slow down your healing time.
You can choose earring studs, hoops, dangles, or open hoop dangles. The best type of jewelry for your ear piercing are gold earrings, as many people with metal allergies can tolerate nickel-free 14k gold in their piercings.
Like gold, sterling silver is typically a safe bet if you have sensitive ears.
The smell comes from naturally occurring oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Your ear piercing sites are the perfect breeding ground for this mixture. Oil, sweat, bacteria, and dead skin cells can all easily be trapped there and quickly start to smell.
The other reason for an earache is that the earring you’re wearing is heavy. If it has gemstones on it, then you will feel the weight of it on your earlobe. At first, your ears will be able to take the weight of it, but as the day wears on, your ears will definitely begin to hurt.
The good news is that crusting is quite common after getting a body piercing, and it’s the result of your body’s natural healing process. This crusting is the result of the dead blood cells and plasma drying out when exposed to the air – these body fluids will always make their way to the surface during healing.
Also, the more gold in a setting, the softer and more vulnerable the earrings will be, making 14K gold often preferable. But the higher gold content also makes for a richer yellow hue, giving the gold stud earrings more character with 18K gold. Because 24K gold is pure gold, it is not suggested for wear in jewelry.
Cartilage piercings are apparently significantly slower to heal than earlobe piercings because there is no direct blood supply to deliver “healing nutrients.” For this my doctor prescribed two antibacterial treatments: mupirocin ointment (similar to Polysporin) and chlorhexidine rinse.
It is very possible for your piercing to close up that quickly, especially if it is a cartilage piercing. Cartilage takes longer to heal and takes less to irritate. Ear cartilage piercings take anywhere from 6 months to two years to heal completely, which is something they should have told you when you got it.