Grasp the backing with a hemostat and apply posterior pressure until the anterior decorative portion becomes visible and a hemostat can be used to disengage the two pieces of the earring. Once the earring is removed, the area should be dressed with antibiotic ointment and left to heal by secondary intention.
Simply so, how do you remove an embedded piercing?
Correspondingly, should I take my earring out if its swelling?
When to remove a piercing
Removing the piercing can allow the wound to close, trapping the infection within the skin. For this reason, it is advisable not to remove an earring from an infected ear unless advised by a doctor or professional piercer.
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.
If this is the case, it’s absolutely time to have it looked at by a professional piercer – they may still be able to remove it. If not, you might have to visit a doctor to have it surgically removed.
All silver tarnishes over time, and most piercers warn against wearing sterling silver in a new, unhealed piercing. Sterling silver will likely tarnish, and the blackish oxidization will become trapped inside the healing tissue, where it can leave a permanent black or gray “tattoo” mark at the piercing site.
Don’t panic: simply hold the post of the earring with your thumb and forefinger and try to rotate the screw-type back to and fro until the threading inside gives way. When you finally feel something loosen, simply keeping rotate the back to left until it releases the thread completely.
Don’t touch your healing piercings unless you have CLEAN disinfected hands! Twisting your piercing can also cause it to become irritated, inflamed, and could cause the piercing to migrate or heal crooked!
You are not able to remove your
- Burning and itching.
- Tenderness or ongoing pain.
- Yellow and pus-like discharge.
Your piercing might be infected if: the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour) there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow. you feel hot or shivery or generally unwell.
Depending on the location of the piercing, healing time varies and could range between 4 to 6 weeks or up to a year, such is the case with cartilage and navel piercings (Healthwise Staff). Once the piercing has healed, the jewelry can be removed and switched out with a different piece.