A powder lump is a lump that is formed by the accumulation of bacteria and dirt under the skin.
It can occur even in people who do not have pierced ears.
Essentially, there is no pain or bleeding, so many people leave it alone, but it does not heal itself.
Inflammation of the aneurysm may cause severe pain, swelling, and odor.
An ingrowth in a lump formed by cells being generated in order to eliminate the newly-pierced hole in your ear, as your body judges it as a foreign object.
This often happens when the piercing hole is opened for extended periods, or at an angle, or when a heavy piercing is put into th ears.
It may appear reddish like swelling. It can also sometimes cause pain and pus.
In most cases, an ingrowth will heal naturally if they are small and in the early stages of development.
However, if they become severe, it can become difficult to heal and inflammation can cause pain.
This is a common problem many people with newly-pierced ears face.
The piercing area is very vulnerable and the opening can cause bacteria and germs to enter.
This is why it is extremely important to clean your ears twice a day with the cleaning solution given to you by your piercer.
#4 Piercing Laceration
Piercing lacerations can easily occur if you are not careful.
Acute piercing lacerations can be caused by hooking the piercing on something.
Chronic piercing lacerations can occur with the earlobe being cut off by heavy piercing.
Be careful in keeping your piercing holes in good and healthy condition.
Especially for newly-pierced ears, refrain from wearing heavy and dangly earrings.
#5 Epidermal Cyst
A cyst may form in the pierced hole.
A cyst, is a bag-shaped structure that is surrounded by a cyst wall.
The cyst contains thick keratin and it grows gradually in size as the content inside develops.
Pressing on your cyst may cause a white and muddy discharge to be expelled from the piercing hole.
This can caused by damage to the piercing hole while inserting in your earring.
Why Does Only One of My Earring Hole Hurt?
It is possible that only one ear will show symptoms while the other one doesn’t.
Irritation, just like an allergic reaction, isn’t in just one body part.
It is controlled by your immune system.
A possible reason could be that the metal content in your earring is slightly different.
Or perhaps, when plated earrings are scratched, the underlying metal can be exposed to your skin which causes the reaction.
How Do I Prevent Earring Irritations?
Discomfort can minimized and mitigated by completely removing your earrings.
For newly pierced ears, there is a high possibility that the piercing hole will be blocked when your earring is removed.
However, if the symptoms are severe, this might be your only option.
In this case, you might want to replace your earring with a design or material that doesn’t irritate your ears.
A good option would be a pair of small and light studs made of tempered glass.
You want to let your ear holes rest as much as possible.
Sterling silver needles are a great option for sensitive ears.
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Our gorgeous Mia ear jacket
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Try out some of our favourites pieces that are light and gold-plated - they're great for sensitive ears.