I thought I would give a little update on what’s been going on with my middle child’s ears..
She reached the end of the 6 week ‘healing’ on the second week of school after the summer holidays so we decided to take them out purely on the days which she had PE at school with the promise to pop them back in once I picked her up… seems like a great idea apart from the fact that I didn’t anticipate her ears semi healing over during the time she was at school..
A little ‘ouch’ here and a ‘ooo’ there, we managed to push them back in, quickly googling I find out that the six weeks is earliest amount of time for a piercing to be healed, frustrated we decided to leave them in for a little longer…
Roll on four weeks later when I notice her ears had bled, they weren’t infected because they didn’t feel hot and she didn’t say they hurt, so once again I googled and found that she may have a nickel allergy, one of the images I found looked extremely similar to a rash she developed after wearing some cheap necklace..
After doing a bit more research, we removed the gold earrings and replaced them with a silver pair and started cleaning them with sea salt..
The very next day, almost over night, they improved, they weren’t bloody and seemed completely healed, so we stopped with the salt water and just cleaned them with regular water..
Unfortunately, during a party I noticed her ears looked bruised, I checked the back of them and she had this huge pus spot where the butterfly sat, I quickly removed them and when we got home started cleaning them again with salt, she asked for them to go back in but we now have to make sure to clean them morning and at bed time until they are completely healed.
I have never experienced this before with my own ears, I don’t think I even bothered ‘cleaning’ my last set which just healed on their own without any trouble..
Honestly, Not sure where we are going from here on, besides constantly cleaning them and hoping for the best.
Who knew ears could be so much trouble!
Have you ever experienced any difficulty with piercings? or is it a lost cause..
Until next time