Ashley explains, “Cartilage is not very vascular tissue and because blood flow is an integral part of the healing process the healing time takes a bit longer.” However, Ashley tells me not to worry too much about the pain, “This does not mean that it hurts for the entirety of that time; usually, if the piercing is …
Just so, how long will cartilage piercing be sore?
It is normal for the skin around the piercing to swell, turn red, and be painful to touch for a few days. You may also notice a little bleeding. If the swelling, redness, and bleeding last longer than 2-3 days, contact your doctor. You should keep inspecting the pierced area for at least 3 months.
In this manner, is it normal for a cartilage piercing to hurt after 2 months?
While you might get over a lobe piercing in around a month, a helix piercing can take anywhere between three to six months to heal. Unfortunately, like the pain factor, it’s hard to give an exact healing time as everyone is different. Expect the piercing area to feel sore, turn red and even swell or bleed (initially).
Do cartilage piercings ever stop hurting?
How long does the pain last? It is normal for your ear to hurt immediately after getting a cartilage piercing, pain that commonly lasts for two weeks to a month. Be careful to not sleep on the side that was pierced: Doing so will cause healing complications and unnecessary discomfort.
Signs that the piercing is fully healed include the site of the piercing being normal colored and not red, swollen, or tender; no clear or yellowish fluid draining; and no pain when the area is touched. The earliest a cartilage piercing heals for most people is 3 months.
Cartilage piercings, which take place on the harder part of your ear, generally take longer to heal and can be more prone to infection.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle to promote healing.
Your body will be able to heal itself more quickly if you take good care of it. It’s always important to eat a healthy diet, but it’s especially important while you’re healing. You should also make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Rest will help you heal.
How can I make a cartilage piercing swelling go down? Use a hot compress – get a small towel or washcloth, soak it in hot water, squeeze out any excess water and gently press it to the piercing. You can also ice it or take ibuprofen to help reduce swelling.
Cartilage piercings can have major differences in pain level and healing time. Cartilage is thick, hard tissue that doesn’t pierce as easily as soft earlobes. … This intense throbbing pain will last for at least a few days before easing up. You can expect to have some difficulty sleeping the first few nights.
4 to 12 months
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.
Check if you have an infected piercing
- 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.