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    I had a scaffold peircing put into my right ear seven days ago. My question is can I change it to a slightly shorter bar or is this length ok?

    I understand that the bar is initially bigger to allow swelling, but this seems excessive, especially now what little swelling I had has gone down . I know it's really early but I seem to catch it, mostly gently, but still catch it. It's healing well, no swelling, discharge, it moves easily, with no pain. I will continue the salt washes whether it is changed or not.
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    (Original post by RABlack)
    I had a scaffold peircing put into my right ear seven days ago. My question is can I change it to a slightly shorter bar or is this length ok?

    I understand that the bar is initially bigger to allow swelling, but this seems excessive, especially now what little swelling I had has gone down . I know it's really early but I seem to catch it, mostly gently, but still catch it. It's healing well, no swelling, discharge, it moves easily, with no pain. I will continue the salt washes whether it is changed or not.
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    But if you do change it this early, you need to be really careful about infection. It's best to go to a piercer and get them to change it - they can use sterile jewellery that has been through an autoclave. If you change it yourself you can wash your hands etc but can't guarantee things are as clean. You also can't see what you're doing as well to line up the bar going through the holes, so might poke the wrong place and cause damage.
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    TTIUWP?

    I would get help or go somewhere. My profile pic is updated now to my ear if that helps. I can use the autoclave at work (vet practice) as others have done. But thank you for replying.
 
 
 
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