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Minor ear issue

Okay I'm sure someone here has an idea for this. 

I got my ears pierced so that they would have plenty of time to heal by the wedding, allowing me to wear my great-grandmothers opal earrings I've always loved.(They are large though, hence me wanting the holes healed). 

One of the ears is irritated, not infected. No irregular puss or anything gross like that. The other is fine. I'm trying to get the one ear to calm down. 

So far I'm going out of my way to see nothing bothers it (hair and the like) and cleaning it twice a day. Any other ideas?
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    In addition to cleaning it twice a day, I would also use a triple antibiotic ointment on it at night just in case there is an infection brewing. You can either slather it all around that area or take your earring out, put the post in the ointment after cleaning it and put it back in your ear. Other than that I think you are doing everything right!
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    Not sure what you're using to clean it - but when I got my belly button pierced and my second hole in my ears done the solution they gave me didn't help at ALL - it actually made my belly button hole get infected. I used Dial foaming soap and everything cleared up and my ears healed quicker than I had expected!
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    are you just wearing studs?

    When and where did you get it pierced?


    My sister found out the hard way that she has allergies to certain metals.  She ended up getting her eyes pierced at the Dr with 14 kt gold studs.

    I wonder if you're ears are sensitive to the metal used?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_minor-ear-issue?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:15Discussion:2f9d8926-d32c-4131-a788-16338a35ab26Post:cef1382a-f7af-4544-8dd3-cd3039b33428">Re: Minor ear issue</a>:
    [QUOTE]are you just wearing studs? When and where did you get it pierced? My sister found out the hard way that she has allergies to certain metals.  She ended up getting her eyes pierced at the Dr with 14 kt gold studs. <strong>I wonder if you're ears are sensitive to the metal used?</strong>
    Posted by hz80408[/QUOTE]

    Good point. I know certain people can't wear nickel, etc.

    I would continue to clean it with peroxide and make sure you apply Neosporin several times a day. If it doesn't get any better, you may have to go to your doc or a derm.
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    Sorry "MyWedding13"- But antibiotic ointment is a band idea.  Taking the earring out of a new piecing is a bad idea.  The area is sensitive and swells, putting the earring back in could cause more damage.

    Make sure you have the hole area cleaned really well before turning the earring. (No crusties...)
    Your best bet is sea salt water.

    Take 1/8th tbsp of sea salt and mix in with a cup of really warm water.
    Either dip your lobes in a small cup with this solution, or squeeze it on with a cottonball. (This sounds painful, but I PROMISE, it is soothing.) Just make sure to put it on heavily and then rinse it off with warm water.
    Twice a day

    NO- alchohol or peroxide, they are too abrasive and will damage the new skin trying to heal.

    Wash your hands before handling the piercing in any way.
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    Love the ideas. 

    To respond to the inquiries. I got them pierced 6 weeks ago and SHOULD be able to take them out. Not going to with the irritation I think. I've never liked yellow gold but I have little loops made of 28k white gold. They were not cheap. I was told the nicer metals would behave better. This is my third try, after the first two failed(cheaper metals I reacted to.)

    Nice to know I'm on the right path, though. 
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    I'd have to check the box again but it might be 14k.

    They are hoops with straight posts. I'l looking to buy irish ones with straight posts as soon as the lobes calm down. No reason I can't have fun with this. :)
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