Secondly, why is my ear piercing swollen and hard?
A swollen earlobe is typically caused by damage or a reaction in the earlobe. Bacteria and other germs may get into the earlobe through a cut or piercing and result in an infection. On other occasions, a person may have an allergic reaction to a product or item used on the ear.
Similarly, what is the piercing at the top of the ear called?
A helix piercing typically sits at the top of your ear cartilage. There’s plenty of room in this area, so double and triple helix piercings are quite common. A forward helix sits on the inner and top half of your ear cartilage, it can be a single stud or ring, as well as a series of piercings.
What is the hardest ear piercing to heal?
“They are difficult to heal as a result of being two cartilage piercings instead of one. Since the two are also connected they have a tendency to get irritated quickly and often stay that way,” says Brooks.
According to Mortensen, you can alleviate some of the pain with a numbing cream applied to the piercing location. Another method, says Lopez-March, is making sure you work with a quality, reputable piercing artist. When you do so, it should feel like “a quick pinch that’s over and done before you know it,” she says.
If a new piercing is infected, it is best not to remove the earring. 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.
Sometimes your body makes too much scar tissue, leading to keloids. This extra tissue starts to spread out from the original wound, causing a bump or small mass that’s larger than the original piercing. On the ear, keloids typically begin as small round bumps around the piercing site.
The short answer to whether you should pop the bump near your cartilage piercing or not is, “no.” You shouldn’t be popping anything, especially something close to a new piercing, regardless of why it developed. Popping a sore creates an open wound right next to your piercing, which, technically, is also an open wound.
What does this piercing have to do with anxiety? A daith piercing is located in the innermost fold of your ear. Some people believe that this piercing can help ease anxiety-related migraines and other symptoms.
Proponents of ear stapling claim that the staples stimulate a pressure point that controls appetite, leading to weight loss. Small surgical staples are placed into the inner cartilage of each ear. The staples can be left in place for several weeks or even months.