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sarahwaxxy
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Quote sarahwaxxy Replybullet Topic: Triple Forward Helix Problems
    Posted: June/21/2013 at 5:40pm
Okay so, I got my triple forward helix done in late March and I've been having a lot of issues with it lately. I got "The Bumps" on the front of 2/3 of the holes and on the back of at least 1. I tried almost everything to get rid of them, but I haven't had a lot of luck. Lately the middle piercing has been sore, bleeding, and leaking some kind of goop. There isn't any pus, however, so I'm not really sure if it's infected or "The Bump" is messing with it. I'm pretty concerned about it, so someone please point me in the right direction!
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Quote Alanwest19832 Replybullet Posted: June/22/2013 at 7:16am
I had something that sounded like that on the back of my cartilage piercing they called it a keloids they told me to grind up some aspirin and add a little water to make a paste and put it on the front and back of my pricing and I did for about 2 weeks and it cleared up I hope this helps
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Quote Keiran1980 Replybullet Posted: June/22/2013 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by alanwest19832

I had something that sounded like that on the back of my cartilage piercing they called it a keloids they told me to grind up some aspirin and add a little water to make a paste and put it on the front and back of my pricing and I did for about 2 weeks and it cleared up I hope this helps


Asprin would not cure a keliod scar anymore than than it would regrow a severed limb. The basic treatment for a keloid is a course of intralesional corticosteroid injections followed by cryosurgial removal if the keloid does not respond to the injections. Other treatments include exision and radiation therapy.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/skin/Pages/Keloidscarring.aspx
http://www.channel4embarrassingillnesses.com/conditions/keloid-scars/

Asprin paste will act as a mild remedy for acne, which is very different as a keloid scar. A keloid scar will not heal without significant medical treatment.

Based on the photograph it does not look like the OP has keloid scars. It seems more likely to me swelling from a very mild infection or simple wound irritation. The best treatment would be to repeatedly soak the ear several times a day with an isotonic saline solution and to avoid touching or moving the piercing and surrounding tissue.
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Quote AyaMcCabre Replybullet Posted: June/22/2013 at 9:20pm
Bumps can be caused by irritation, and removing the cause of the irritation can help. For an ear piercing, that would mean not sleeping on it, not touching it, not letting hair touch it, not getting shampoo or other chemicals on it, and perhaps changing the rings out to bars (less movement) or to a better quality piece (depending on what you're wearing).
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Quote randy flagg Replybullet Posted: June/24/2013 at 9:56pm
Put saline solution on a paper towel/gauze/Q-tip.
Microwave the towel/Q-tip for 5-10 seconds.
Make sure it is not too hot to be handled.
Put the towel/Q-tip over the entire piercing and inside your nose, massage gently. You are not trying to pop it or drain it.
Massage for 2 minutes in a circular motion.
The heat and massage should help improve circulation to the piercing.
The salt from the saline should help pull some of the moisture out.
This should help decrease the bump in size.
Ice is the next thing you should do. Ice the piercing 2-3x daily. It will also help decrease the size. You should notice results in 5-7 days.
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