The cartilage of the ear, in particular, can become susceptible to unique scarring, and in extreme cases, damage caused by a cartilage piercing can lead to permanent disfigurement of the ear, such as cauliflower ear. Don’t let this scare you from this super cute piercing!
Simply so, are helix piercings hard to heal?
I recently had my ear pierced in what is most commonly known as a ‘Helix‘ piercing (to denote the outer ear) and is sometimes also called a ‘Pinna’, or the more anatomically specific ‘Scaphoid Fossa’. … Cartilage piercings are notoriously tough to heal on some, while others do well with this type of piercing.
In this regard, why are my piercings black?
The cause of a gray or black piercing hole is usually jewelry made with improper or inferior metals that turn your skin black, gray, bluish-gray, or grayish-black in color. “Argyria” is the proper term for this condition caused by exposure to silver or silver compounds.
Can a helix piercing paralyze you?
It is a common myth that if a piercing is not done in the exact correct place that you will become paralyzed. This simply is not true! This myth originated because of a single case where after having her ears pierced, 15 year old Grace Etherington became paralyzed.
Although you may want to, you shouldn’t remove your jewelry until your symptoms subside. If you take your jewelry out while symptoms are present, it may result in a painful abscess. If you aren’t experiencing severe symptoms, you may be able to use the following methods to treat your cartilage bump at home.
Well, it’s actually quite simple: follow the curve of your cartilage around the ear until you reach the side of your face (i.e. right above the tragus) and this piercing area is called a forward helix.
How to Sleep with a new cartilage Piercing:
- Get in the habit of sleeping on your back: Yes, I know it’s easier said than done but learning to sleep on your back will benefit you in so many ways. …
- Tie your hair up (or to the side) …
- Use a travel pillow.
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.
However, most experts say that because needles are cleaner and more accurate, those piercings are more likely to heal faster, without infection or complications.
If anything, the white stuff is a natural part of the healing process, and it signals that your body is cleansing the piercing. So, you shouldn’t worry so much when you see white stuff coming out of an old piercing.