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I pierced my cartlage about a week ago and it still hurts, why?

it hurts so bad

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I got my cartilage pierced 2 weeks ago today. The Friday after I got it pierced it was still really pink, swollen and painful. I thought there was pus, although it was after I went in the shower so it could have just been moistened crust. I went to the doctors and he told me, without looking at it very closely, that it was infected. He prescribed me antibiotics and told me to take it out. However, a week after I'd got it done I went to a piercer, a different one, and he told me that the problem was because the piercer who did it had put pressure in the wrong place and the skin on the back of the piercing tore upwards slightly. Which is why it hurt so much, cause every time I moved it it would split it back open.

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i recently did too its because your ear is like a flat hard surface an when u sleep on it the ring is pushing on the area which is also soar because the cartilage bunches up

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It hurts because your body isn't to use to feeling something like that. In about 2 months it should feel a little better

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I would say because it's cartilage,not the fleshy part that hurts less and heals faster.Make sure it isn't infected though.Clean it thoroughly and often.

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i got mine peircesd october13 2012 it still hirts...

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