Because a hollow needle is used to puncture the skin and remove a small amount of body tissue from the piercing site, some of these vessels will be damaged during the piercing which can cause the new piercing to bleed.
Likewise, will my ear piercing close after 2 months?
It’s hard to predict how quickly your body will attempt to close a piercing, but as a general rule, the newer it is, the more likely it will close up. For instance: If your piercing is less than a year old, it can close in a few days, and if your piercing is several years old, it can take several weeks.
Secondly, how do you know if your earring is infected?
How to identify an infected piercing
- yellow, pus-like discharge.
- ongoing pain or tenderness.
- itching and burning.
What do I do if my piercing is bleeding?
- Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the piercing site.
- Apply a cold pack to help reduce swelling or bruising. …
- Wash the wound for 5 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day, with large amounts of warm water.
- Elevate the piercing area, if possible, to help reduce swelling.
Piercings in certain areas take longer to heal than others. … Ear lobes, tongues and lips have some of the fastest healing times, says Tash, at four to six weeks, thanks to their high blood flow, or vascularity. Cartilage on the outer ear or nose takes longer to heal.
- Put direct pressure on the area from both sides of the ear. The best way to do this is to squeeze with your thumb and index finger. Use gauze or a clean cloth.
- Call you doctor if the bleeding does not stop after 10 minutes.
If you suspect your piercing may be infected, don’t try to wait it out. This will prolong your discomfort and may lead to further complications. You should never try to drain pus or fluid from the infected area. This can make the infection worse.
How are infected ear piercings treated?
- Applying a warm compress to the infected earlobe or cartilage.
- Rinsing the infected earlobe with sterile saline.
- Using antibiotic ointment on the affected area.
- Taking oral antibiotics for more severe infections.
At times, you may follow all the advice given religiously, and the piercing may look healed, but against all the odds and in other cases, after months without wearing earrings despite years of healing, the piercing may close up overnight.
This usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. If you don’t,your holes could close up and you’ll have to go througheverything all over again!
If the piercing’s fully closed
If your piercing’s fully closed, you‘ll need to enlist the help of a piercing professional to re-pierce your ear(s) for you. According to Columbia University, around half of at-home piercings end up requiring medical attention.