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    New piercing and itching...advice please!

    How do you combat itching in a new/healing piercing? I got my rook pierced on Tuesday and it itches like crazy! I know that it's a sign of healing and that I shouldn't scratch...so how do I deal with it?

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    SSSing always seems to help me.
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    Tapping on the helix of your ear may help, its not touching the piercing but it is a way of alleviating the itch.

    I also found putting a little bit of lavender oil on my helix area would also relieve some of the itching. Just dont touch the piercing or get the oil on it.
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    I've tried SSS, they feel good, but don't do much for itching. I'll try the tapping though.

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    A real SSS, or a pseudo-soak with a washcloth?
    Petra - I attack from the back, because it's easy; and I can assail while wearing very nice jewelry:
    5/8" lobes, 8g + 6g R flats, 14g R daith, 12g L/R nostrils, 2g septum, torso micro. 23hrs tattooing.
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    Both. As I said...feels good, but doesn't help the itching.

    But a compress rather than regular soak is what my piercer recommended anyway, so that's what I do generally.
    Last edited by KeepOnSingin; 07-23-2011 at 05:48 PM.

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    Your piercer is wrong and so are you.

    Keep those compresses away from your piercings. This is why you have problems.
    If I want your opinion I will give it to you.

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    Is this about your new rook? I feel like you could have continued that thread, but whatevs... I agree that compresses aren't good. Just let it itch...take a benadryl if it's really that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SorrowsEnd View Post
    Your piercer is wrong and so are you.

    Keep those compresses away from your piercings. This is why you have problems.
    I trust my piercer 100%. I also don't have problems. I have itching. New piercings itch...therefore, no problem.

    And the problems that I had with my helix had nothing to do with my piercer, they were from outside circumstances...me running into a mesh fence, and me wresting with a 4 year old boy and somehow twisting the CBR and popping the ball out during that.
    Last edited by KeepOnSingin; 07-23-2011 at 08:32 PM.

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    Whenever my nostril piercings itched too terribly, I stuck my nose under warm running water.

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