It’s normal to have some redness, swelling or pain for a couple of days after getting your ears pierced. But your ears should look and feel better each day. If you find that your ears do great and then suddenly start to become red, inflamed or crusty a week or two later, that’s usually a sign of infection.
Similarly, how do you treat a sore ear piercing?
Follow these steps to take care of a minor piercing infection:
- Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
- Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day. …
- Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments. …
- Don’t remove the piercing.
Beside above, how long should a piercing be sore?
This piercing can cause swelling and soreness (so you might look like you’ve done a round in the boxing ring!) but will usually heal fairly quickly and should stop being sore within a fortnight, however it can take 6-8 weeks for the piercing to heal enough to change the bar- so be patient!
Can I sleep on my side after ear piercing?
Paper towels or any kind of towels sit out and harbor bacteria. If you feel you need to use something to clean the area a little better,, use pre-packaged sterile gauze pads. Avoid sleeping directly on your new piercing. The pressure can not only change the angle of your piercing, but it can cause it to swell.