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Hi. I got my cartilage pierced 5 days ago and it had been healing well. I’ve been cleaning it at least 2 times a day. However today the piercing is aching and my ear is very red and swollen. I’m worried it could be infected, is this normal or should I be concerned?
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It doesn’t look infected, and it’s normal for new piercings to swell at first. I’d reduce cleaning it to only once a day with a sea salt soak. Over-cleaning (or too much salt if you’re mixing it yourself) will irritate it.

If the swelling doesn’t recede within a week or two or it begins leaking puss go back to your piercer.
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My brand new cartilage piercing which I got done 6 days ago started swelling up yesterday.I got it done with a needle at a professional piercer and it is very soreIt is so painful it hurts when cleaningIts shows no signs of infection thoughI clean it twice a day with salt and waterName:  15728912412023099788561159462852.jpg
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As I had a shower and came out I noticed a bit of whit epus and blood come out and as I went to wipe it put with a q tip dark thick blood started to seep a bit Name:  15729112839311933520134474520593.jpg
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