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  lilpurplekat  |  9

not true. though at this point there it's too bad for the piercer to do anything.

if you get it done by a professional they don't have a problem with you calling to ask questions or coming in for help with changing jewelry or discussing concerns.

  Tripartita  |  44

Normally, I hate it when people give sincere advice on FML, but #3 is on point. If you hold on to the ear after removal, it makes an incredibly romantic gift, too.

By  Tripartita  |  44

The piercing is protecting itself from you. This is phase one of its takeover. You'll know phase two has begun once your hand is bigger than your face and you start hearing the voices.

(Okay, now somebody hits the OP's hand)

By  plaguer  |  26

Pease see a doctor! Your piercer can do nothing at this point and you'll most likely be put on some form of antibiotics to help your ear. At least now you know about your allergy and can avoid this in the future.


If it is an allergy, an antibiotic will do absolutely nothing. Please don't spread antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections only. An anti-inflammatory medication would actually be most effective.

  Purexinsanity  |  46

I think #9 said antibiotics because OP mentioned having an infection from their allergy. If it's swollen, I'd try warm water and sea salt. Not sure how much that helps with allergic reactions but that's what I use when I clean my piercings.

By  ZombieScoobyDoo  |  20

I suffer from a nickel allergy which most earrings contain. Those earrings turn my ears black. Gold, sterling silver, and stainless steel work for me. Stick to the earrings in cases.

  TheMathMajor  |  26

I'm pretty sure I have a nickel allergy too. Sterling silver earrings used to really bother my ears, and if I left them in my ear lobes would swell up. I think people are better about putting nickel in earrings now because the allergy is pretty common.