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    I got my ears pierced yesterday evening, and I've been told that I have to clean them and turn the earrings twice a day so that I don't get an infection. But when I cleaned them and tried to turn them last night I almost fainted (though it didn't hurt) and it was the same this morning. Has this happened to anyone else who had their ears pierced? I'm hoping that it will stop soon
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    Well I had that, but that's because you're afraid it hurts and then you hold your breath.
    Try to breathe, it helps haha.

    Also if you feel bad turning them, then... don't. It won't kill you.
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    I almost fainted when I actually got them pierced but not afterwards when I cleaned them. If it's not the pain then it's probably then sensation and worrying about it. Why don't you try getting a friend or your mum to do it for you and see if it helps? I think you just need to get used to the feeling and the idea and then you'll be fine.
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    (Original post by tabbycat1)
    I almost fainted when I actually got them pierced but not afterwards when I cleaned them.
    I actually fainted
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    Don't turn them, simply nudge away any debris with a cotton bud soaked in saline (gently)

    Did you get them done with a gun, by any chance? That's usually where you get ridiculous advice like 'turn them twice a day'. lol.
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    Don't turn them, simply nudge away any debris with a cotton bud soaked in saline (gently)

    Did you get them done with a gun, by any chance? That's usually where you get ridiculous advice like 'turn them twice a day'. lol.
    Yeah I did. It's getting a bit better though.
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    why do they still use guns? :/

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IKCW76znIwk
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    I presume they still use guns because a lot of people wouldn't have it done with a needle, it looks and seems scarier!! Also lots of people will want to get it done in the same way as someone they know who has had it done...
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    They still use guns because the majority of the people using them and paying for their use, aren't educated to know the difference.
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    (Original post by Red_Sky)
    I presume they still use guns because a lot of people wouldn't have it done with a needle, it looks and seems scarier!! Also lots of people will want to get it done in the same way as someone they know who has had it done...
    I'm sure the 'looking and seeming scarier' will be compensated by the actual facts to why needles are better.
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    (Original post by littlemiss-sunshine)
    I got my ears pierced yesterday evening, and I've been told that I have to clean them and turn the earrings twice a day so that I don't get an infection. But when I cleaned them and tried to turn them last night I almost fainted (though it didn't hurt) and it was the same this morning. Has this happened to anyone else who had their ears pierced? I'm hoping that it will stop soon
    ffs dont turn them. and what are you cleaning them with. it should be saline solution and nothing else. also with the frankly **** cleaning advice you've been given, i would assume you had them gunned and now have them crappy butterfly stud things in them.

    NEXT TIME go to a proper piercer and get them done properly
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)

    NEXT TIME go to a proper piercer and get them done properly
    Just out of interest because i've never considered it before, or had any experience of it...what do they actually do diffferently at a proper piercer?
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    (Original post by Red_Sky)
    Just out of interest because i've never considered it before, or had any experience of it...what do they actually do diffferently at a proper piercer?
    Proper piercer = Needle.
    Dodgy place = Gun. Unforutnately, I got mine all done for £2.99 a pair. Fortunately, my ears are fine.
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    I got my first pearcings at the pharmacy, second holes at a jewellers...both did them the same way... with a gun, why would you se a needle?? when the gun is just as good??

    and to the clenaing bit, I took them out every day since the day I got them, had to put them back in quickly before they closed, but the feeling of cotton wool in my ear made me fell all wierd, but only chance this if you know how to put them back in quickly!!! lol
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    (Original post by Red_Sky)
    Just out of interest because i've never considered it before, or had any experience of it...what do they actually do diffferently at a proper piercer?
    they will use a needle which is infinitely better than a gun. use high quality, sterile jewellery. actually do it in a properly clean environment, and give proper cleaning advice
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Proper piercer = Needle.
    Dodgy place = Gun. Unforutnately, I got mine all done for £2.99 a pair. Fortunately, my ears are fine.
    why is thatt unfortunate??? thats dead cheap mine were £5 and £7!!!
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    Don't turn them. You're most likely to twist dirt into the wound. There's absolutely no need to turn the jewellery.

    With advice like that, it sounds like you've had your ears pierced using a gun. There's nothing you can do about it now except follow proper after care (google 'sea salt soak'). I would suggest that after a few weeks you switch to proper titanium jewellery. Piercing gun studs are completely the wrong shape and the wrong kind of material, and butterfly backs harbour bacteria which you do not want near a new, open wound. Research more thoroughly before you get any more piercings.

    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    I got my first pearcings at the pharmacy, second holes at a jewellers...both did them the same way... with a gun, why would you se a needle?? when the gun is just as good??
    http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Piercing_gun

    Educate yourself. Piercings should only be done with piercing needles.
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    (Original post by x_dwin_ffeimys_x)
    why is thatt unfortunate??? thats dead cheap mine were £5 and £7!!!

    Heh it's not really unfortunate tbh, my ears were fine and no problems. I just say unfortunately so the piercing nazis on here don't start moaning about the evils of piercing guns. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by nolongerhearthemusic)
    Don't turn them. You're most likely to twist dirt into the wound. There's absolutely no need to turn the jewellery.

    With advice like that, it sounds like you've had your ears pierced using a gun. There's nothing you can do about it now except follow proper after care (google 'sea salt soak'). I would suggest that after a few weeks you switch to proper titanium jewellery. Piercing gun studs are completely the wrong shape and the wrong kind of material, and butterfly backs harbour bacteria which you do not want near a new, open wound. Research more thoroughly before you get any more piercings.

    Doesn't turning them stop the skin sorta growing onto the earring?
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Doesn't turning them stop the skin sorta growing onto the earring?
    Not really. Skin doesn't grow onto metal. It could stick due to lymph, but the proper way to remove that is to soak it off with hot salt water, not to twist the jewellery which just damages the wound and twists dirt and bacteria into it, leading to increased healing times and the possibility of infection.
 
 
 
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