The dreaded ear cartilage piercing bump? Help!
Asked Oct 12, 2011, 03:31 AM
Hi, I got my cartilage pierced a month ago and I was and am very good at cleaning it. But I irritated it by changing it too early (4 weeks) because I had been told it was okay. A small ring around my piercing formed, and a larger bump around the exit hole on the back of my ear. I'm worried! It's a hard bump and a few days ago a little clear fluid came out (not anymore). Is my piercing simpy irritated? Do I have hypertrophic scarring or... hopefully not, a keloid?
I've read that I should keep my piercing in, and clean with tea tree oil and sea salt soaks and chamomile tea bags. I'd really like to keep my piercing and make this go away!