I got three new holes a week ago, all pierce and stretch, and they've just now started crusting. I got my septum and both lobes done.
The jewelry I have for my septum is a CBB, and it moves a lot. Every time it crusts up, somehow the jewelry gets knocked around or I move it without thinking. When that happens, I usually get up and clean away the crusties, is that bad? My jewelry also moves a lot, it's really loose. I've tried putting it inside my nose so I doesn't move but my nostrils are to small. Is that a problem? I feel like it moving too much would hinder the healing. It feels fine though.
My ears are crusting now too, when I clean them I get a good amount of crust on the q-tip, am I pushing too hard? My right ear is also pretty itchy sometimes. I thought it was because I wasn't cleaning it good enough, so I took my o-rings off and rings of crust came off. I wont be doing that often, but I think it made it better. Is taking o-rings off bad or is it okay to do? I put them back right after!
I also have a question about cleaning. My piercer told me that for daily cleaning I should make saline, soak a q-tip in the solution and then clean around the piercings and that's it for basic cleaning. She told me I could soak them too, but that using a q-tip would be fine. I wan't to make sure that's okay for daily cleaning. I haven't soaked my piercings yet, should I be doing that like once a week or is it fine to just do what I'm doing? I don't really want to stare at a table for 15 minutes while I soak each piercing. I will If I have to though!
My lobes are also slightly warm, but not hot. I'm sure that's not a problem, but with my right ear being itchy and them both being warm it was slightly worrying, but I don't think it's 'infection hot'. Would I be able to tell if they were infected? I definitely don't think they're infected but I want to know what to look out for!
One more, I promise!
My piercer said 6 months for my piercings to heal, but how long until I can change the jewelry? I'd like to change my septum jewelry to something that gets knocked around less, like a retainer.
These are my first piercings, and I'm nervous I'm not doing things right! They're also both 8g, so I'm a little intimidated. Thanks for answering all my questions, I know this is a long post, but I really appreciate your time!