Immediately after puncture

It should be noted that some time after a puncture of the ear lobe, even if everything was done correctly, you will feel some soreness. This is perfectly normal, because the skin and soft tissue has been damaged and the body will take a few days to wounds beginning to heal. Usually the pain, little swelling and redness are observed the first 2-3 days after a puncture. During this period to accelerate the healing process and not to get into an open wound, infection, punctured several times a day to process a disinfecting alcohol solution or chlorhexidine. This should be done using a sterile cotton swab.

To get involved in scroll earrings in the hole is not necessary, especially during the healing period. Immediately after the puncture and for some time after his wounds can be allocated a small amount of ichor which dries on the earring, forming a hard edge. To remove it, gently wipe the earring with a disinfectant solution and, careful not to move it in the ear, remove any debris. But too sudden movements can re-rip half-healed wound.

If the ears continue to hurt

But if the due time of tissue healing has long passed, and your earlobes still hurt, itch, swell or fester, it is a cause for concern. Most likely, the reason for this phenomenon is the infection that got into the puncture. Like any wound, puncture of the ear lobe – a tasty habitat for a wide variety of pathogenic bacteria. If you made a mistake in primary treatment of wounds or infection brought master during the procedure, the puncture of lobes of ears can hurt and heal a lot longer. The main thing in this situation – not to let the process take its course, and the time to locate the source of inflammation and to destroy all the bacteria that prevent you from enjoying your new earrings!

Rules for the care of the punctures remain the same, however, if there is an infectious process, the number of washes should be increased to 5 per day. Do not touch the earlobes with dirty hands and if during the day you have contact with dust, dirt or water, close the ears with a protective bandage (scarf, hat or bandana). Copes well with infection at the puncture site antibacterial ointment: tetracycline, hydrocortisone, or another antibiotic. Earrings must be made of metal, does not cause allergies and inflammation: gold, silver or titanium.