In some cases, your ear lobes may go beyond being sore, they may even swell, itch, or bleed. If earrings make your ears sore, even when you’ve had your ears pierced for years, the most likely reason is that you are allergic to the materials in the earrings you are wearing.
Also to know is, why does my healed ear piercing hurt?
Second, the earring hole hurt because of infection.
On the other hand, it may be because of contaminating the new piercing site to the bacteria from the skin. Infection usually occurs when the piercing continues to undergo redness and pain and swelling around the piercing site.
Similarly one may ask, can an old closed piercing get infected?
If the piercing is only partially closed
Resist the urge to break through the skin, even if you’re pretty sure you can do it. Even a tiny tear in the tissue can open you up to an infection or some bleeding.
Should I clean the crust off my piercing?
Crusting after body piercing is perfectly normal—this is just the result of your body trying to heal itself. 1? Dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air. While perfectly normal, these crusties do need to be cleaned carefully and thoroughly whenever you notice them.
It’s most likely just sebum and dead skin cells. It can look like a thick, white substance that comes out of the holes when you put pressure on them or when you put jewelry in them.
Your skin secrets a natural oil called sebum which can mix with the dead cells in your piercings and cause a buildup. This buildup serves as a great environment for bacteria to thrive and hence you end up with the foul smell.
If your ear piercing is tender or painful to the touch it may be a sign of infection. The level of pain can range from mild to acute. This can vary by individual person, piercing location, or by infection. Generally, persistent pain is a more accurate indicator of infection than the level of pain.
Earring holes may hurt due to infection. Infection usually occurs when the piercing continues to undergo redness and pain and swelling around the piercing site. Ears can get sore if you have an allergy to some metal like gold, platinum, silver.
During the healing phase, clear/lightly tinted liquids and mucous and generally a sign of your body cleaning the wound. It’s all part of the heaing process. If it’s ever a green or yellow or red or any unusual colour that would be a sign of infection and should be looked at immediately.
With proper care, most mild earlobe infections will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks. It is common to have mild infections come back without daily earring care.
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.
An infected ear piercing can also develop years after a person got the original piercing. Usually, the infections are minor, and people can treat them at home without complications. Touching the piercing too often with dirty hands or not cleaning the area can lead to infections.
Some piercing establishments are of the opinion that you cannot get re-pierced in the same location. This is not true. Scar tissue (fibrosis) which has formed as a result of your piercing being removed, is quite dense. Also, it is often just the entry and exit points which have healed over.
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.