On Wednesday I stretched my ear from a 6mm - 8mm and that's the general thing to do because I couldn't find 7mm anywhere and even my piercer didn't know where to get them from. My lobe has swollen to about double the size of the other one which I also stretched Wednesday (5mm-6mm) and its absolutely fine. I cleaned the swollen lobe twice on Thursday and twice today and it's got a crust around it an a little pus but no blood, how long will the swelling take to go down or will I have to downsize? Also, please don't refer me to the doctors, they are no help with piercings at all! Thanks.