I had my ear ring in for about 3 weeks now and I want to change my ear ring now can I?
honestly it depends on your skin type. some people no matter how long they wait, can still get infections. mine healed extremely fast, less then your 3 weeks. here's what I did:
- the best method to 100% avoid infection, is to switch earrings with either gold or pure silver. none of those fake cheap ones found at like claire's...even though they're prettier lol.
- squirt some bactine first aid found at like walmart or drugstores, onto a Q-tip and rub the pierced section (front and back so that it seeps into the hole)
- rub some Vaseline (a little) onto the earring and insert it
do this 2x a day for about a week or until you feel it has fully healed and you don't feel any slight pain left.
OH! and remember, throughout the day, fiddle around with your earring, like push it in and out or turn it. the circulation of movement and air helps it from closing in
if you don't have gold or silver earrings...I guess the fake ones will work too, just takes longer.
6 weeks is the MINIMUM for healing for ear lobes. Most professionals will actually tell you to wait until you've hit the 8 week mark to switch out earrings. I would advise waiting until you've gone to 6 weeks just because it's safe. You may think your ears are ready to have new earrings but they really aren't. I'll tell you when I had my ears pierced I switched my earrings to barbells after 3 weeks and though nothing happened at that moment, I get a lot more ear infections from that piercing than people whose ears are pierced that waited.
You really have to wait until your ears heal themselves and get all of that infectious bacteria out so that it doesn't harm you in the long run. Ear pierces may seem really easy but you have to be careful just as you would any other piercing.
did you twist it the day you got it done and the following days?
if not, your ear may have started to heal onto the post. that's why they tell you to twist it and move it around - so that the tissue will scar on itself instead of healing onto the post. if it's been a while and you still can't twist it, I would talk to someone that has experience with this kind of thing. like the person (or place) that pierced it or someone of the like.
~I got mine pierced about 5 weeks ago...no problems so far :)
k I got my ears pierced 2 weeks ago and I have gold earrings in.. I've been cleaning them 2 times a day and I woke up this morning to find that 1 of my ear lobes is swollen and really itchie.. all I've done is clean it and not itching it.. im not sure if this is normal tho but im hoping since I cleaned it the swelling will go down.. I have really sensitive skin and I think this is the reason why its doing this.. any ideas?
life, ah yes, such a delicate thing. well, it started when I was 11, and then it carried on. we thought it was the right time, maybe it wasnt maybe it was. maybe uncle jimmy shudnt have been playing with me like the way he used to. who knows. well im sure you will agree that just about wraps up all of your questions. godspeed and good riddens
Pierced ear lobes need gold studs when they are first pierced. If you change the jewellery to another metal so soon, your ear could go green.
But yeah, like everyone is saying, you're supposed to keep it in for at least 6 weeks.
Uh, I Would Wait For Like 6-8 weeks, I Had The Same Question, But By Reading Thesee. I've Gotten MY Answer.
I've Gotten Mine Peircedd, For 3 weeks Now I Thinkk. I Want To Change It Badly. So, Waitt. Ok. =P Good Luckk.
I'm in the same situation I can't really take mine off because its a stud. the said that I have to twist the ball infront but I tried a lot of times but I couldn't. Can any of you help me please
Not yet. You may change earrings about 6-8 weeks.
If your lobes are itchy, don't touch them too often, just rub it a bit.
If I was you I would wait in the region of between 6-8 weeks else you can cause infections and your ears might start to swollen !
I changed my earings as soon as I got home they were fine that 6 week stuff is crap
you probably just slept on it wierd thats what mine were doin
You are supposed to wait 6 weeks
3 weeks will leave it infected
wait 6 weeks just yo be safe
no wait atleast 6-8 weeks.