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    Weird sore?

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    Pictures of your healthy and unhealthy lobe would probably help.
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    I don't have a ton of experience with larger size stretches, but it isn't totally unusual to have a bad reaction to a material in one piercing and not in another. Especially if it's a mechanical problem (silicone can be too drying for some) instead of an allergy. One ear is often more sensitive than the other, and if that ear just has a weak spot or something, it might be too much for it. I would try wearing glass and see if your ear still gets irritated.

    As afrostache said, people will be able to help you better with pics.
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    I unfortunately don't have access to a camera right now, but my ears do not look any different which is why I'm confused. However I've had nothing in them and the 'bad' ear has gone back to normal. In a couple days I might experiment and see what happens if I wear silicone again, but I'm thinking this is the cause. Glass for me I guess

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    What brand of silicone jewelry are you using? A lot of cheaper silicone jewelry is rather low quality and has impurities that can cause irritation. I tried a pair of silicone tunnels from Hot Topic, their selection is pretty craptastic but every now and then there are some hidden jems in their stock, my ears hated it. I now know that if it isn't Kaos my ears won't have it. I also have much better results with the parylene coating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twack View Post
    What brand of silicone jewelry are you using? A lot of cheaper silicone jewelry is rather low quality and has impurities that can cause irritation. I tried a pair of silicone tunnels from Hot Topic, their selection is pretty craptastic but every now and then there are some hidden jems in their stock, my ears hated it. I now know that if it isn't Kaos my ears won't have it. I also have much better results with the parylene coating.
    HT sells Kaos? I've not seen them stock anything except for Kaos? *shrug* Different stores, different selections, I guess.


    Glass for now is probably a good idea. Also: washing your silicone with soap & water before wearing it might help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawrrrchicken View Post
    HT sells Kaos?
    Yeah, we stock kaos earskins (with the brand label in the case) and then our silicone eyelets are a mystery brand.

    Every store should have similar selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha_Sick View Post
    Yeah, we stock kaos earskins (with the brand label in the case) and then our silicone eyelets are a mystery brand.

    Every store should have similar selection.
    Oh. Sorry. The questionmark punctuation was me punctuating my facial expression (a confused look because I thought they said HT didn't sell Kaos).
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