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04-02-2010 06:28 AM
GingerFoxx Call the piercist, or better yet, stop by and let them take a look and offer advice. It's part of what you paid them for. Keloids are common for this type of piercing. I had one briefly when I got my nose pierced. The soap and H2Ocean worked wonders.
04-02-2010 05:33 AM
janiejones
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Originally Posted by Pirate Ferret View Post

Its probably not a keloid. Keloid scarring looks like this:

http://belaray.com/photos/keloid_before.jpg

It is permenant, and has to be surgically removed which doesnt always work.



Hypertrophic scarring looks like this:

http://www.painfullpleasures.com/xca...car_tissue.jpg

and you can get rid of it with no permenant mark



Like Jess said, try not to touch it. We don't have H20cean over here but I hear its just convenient sea salt water that is mixed up for you. A big cause of hypertophic scarring is the jewellery irritating the piercing, or after its been knocked. Try changing your stud for a good quality one and then leaving it alone apart from doing sea salt (not table or epsom) soaks/h20ocean.



I definitely second all of this. It is possible, but much more unlikely that you're keloiding. I've had some luck with massaging the tissue gently, key word is gently, but there really is no fast fix, unfortunately. I hope it gets better, try not to over irritate it, be gentle, and cross your fingers
04-01-2010 09:52 PM
RadioGirl I had my belly button pierced when I was 14 and it rejected, it had a nasty bubble on it and I was advised to clean it with salt water, it did nothing. It just kept getting worse & worse to the point where it literally ate through the skin and fell out. I know, Gross. I bent over one night and heard *ting* looked down and there was my bb ring on the floor, and my belly button was split & bleeding. It was NASTY. I then got it re-pierced when I was 17 and again, it rejected. Obviously I knew the signs a little earlier this time, so I went to the piercer asked him what he thought and he said some people just can't get pierced, they always reject. So I took it out and gave up. Both times I had the piercing for months before anything nasty developed. I would go talk to your piercer.
04-01-2010 12:31 PM
Pirate Ferret
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Originally Posted by Jessss2008 View Post

That would be a keloid (key-loyd).



Its probably not a keloid. Keloid scarring looks like this:

http://belaray.com/photos/keloid_before.jpg

It is permenant, and has to be surgically removed which doesnt always work.



Hypertrophic scarring looks like this:

http://www.painfullpleasures.com/xca...car_tissue.jpg

and you can get rid of it with no permenant mark



Like Jess said, try not to touch it. We don't have H20cean over here but I hear its just convenient sea salt water that is mixed up for you. A big cause of hypertophic scarring is the jewellery irritating the piercing, or after its been knocked. Try changing your stud for a good quality one and then leaving it alone apart from doing sea salt (not table or epsom) soaks/h20ocean.



I had one of these on my nose too, very diluted tea tree oil got rid of it. but i've since read theres a lot of mixed reviews about putting it on piercings.
04-01-2010 11:29 AM
jeneticallymodified there is a 'locations' button on this page: http://aftercare.h2ocean.com/



... i'd desperately want to poke the crap out of it with a pin, personally. which is probably a very clear sign- as jess said- that you should not touch it.



you really do not want a keloid scar at all. especially as if it is surgically removed, they come back bigger more than 50% of the time. you might wanna look into wearing a silicone scar strip (bandaid sell some) over it as well, if you're totally freaked out after looking up pictures of keloids on google images.
03-31-2010 07:25 PM
*la_vegana* Where can I buy this?
03-31-2010 07:11 PM
Jessss2008 That would be a keloid (key-loyd).

Do you know what H2Ocean is? It's probably the best piercing solution ever. I recommend it.



Don't touch it. Make sure it is clean but do not over clean in. And try H2Ocean or use Epsom salt with distilled water to help it flatten. You can try and pop it but that would be painful and it will come back. Try to keep it clean. You may have to take out your piercing if it doesn't go away.
03-31-2010 06:59 PM
*la_vegana* A few months ago I got a nose piercing and it was fine for a long time but now there's this little wart-like bubble right by the piercing. I clean it with saline solution and antibiotic ointment at least a few times a day and press a towel with warm salt water on it about twice a day but still haven't noticed much of a difference! Any suggestions on what to do? I'm trying to get a job and don't want a wart-like bump on my nose during interviews and working when I can't wear the piercing. Thanks!

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