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December 16, 2011
8:45 am
LoBo
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My fellow Moders,

Im having a bit of a dilemma here and need a bit of advice.  Not sure if anyone else has had this happen, but I have a huge knot in my right ear lobe right now and not too sure what it is.  My ears are stretched to a 2G and have been for quite some time now.  I have to take my earings out due to work (US Military), which isnt a problem.  My ears havent closed up or had any problems until now.  I always clean the jewlery as well as my ears daily.  It doesnt hurt or anything but has me a little concerned. I can still get my earring in no problem.  If anyone has any information, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

LoBo

December 16, 2011
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Oakbear
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It's hard to know what the 'huge knot' is without more info or, even better, a picture.

How long have you had this knot for? It sounds like it's happened quite suddenly?

It could be a variety of things such as a blocked pore (like a spot), scar tissue, a reaction to jewellery if you've had a change, a swelling in response to injury (do you sleep with plugs in?), or even an infection.

If it has just appeared, i'd advise not wearing jewellery for a bit and do hot saline soaks a couple of time a day.

Hope this helps and keep us posted!

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
December 17, 2011
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i agree with oakbear you should also check with you local piercer and see if they can figure out what the issue is i hope everything works out

December 19, 2011
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LoBo
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Suprisingly it went away a couple days after I posted this.  It was really weird.  My earlobe swelled up and had a knot towards the bottom.  I sleep with my jewelry in every night.  I did what you suggested Oakbear and did a saline cleaning and left them out for the night and woke up and it was gone.  It was the damnedest thing.  But im glad to be rid of whatever it was.  So all is well.

December 19, 2011
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strommer
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im glad everything worked out for you

December 20, 2011
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yallzee
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sometimes that knot is nothing more than an allergy. It has hapened to me when i use silicone jewelery. just in case it hapen again

December 23, 2011
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There is a large variety of jewelry available for stretched piercing  many jewelry materials can be used in the manufacturing of jewelry for
stretched piercings materials that would ordinarily be too delicate or
brittle to be inserted in smaller-gauge piercings are freely used.

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Murano Glass

December 27, 2011
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gaugingbeauty
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glad you recovered!

 

Ive had the fear that acrylics would do the same, so I try not to sleep with my plugs in…if you can get away with it, maybe changing out to glass?

just a thought. at any rate, hope it stays away!

December 27, 2011
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hey gaugingbeauty you should try geting a pair of silicone plugs there squishy for when you sleep ive had the same issue with acrilics

December 28, 2011
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I remove my plugs at night as well.  Its much more comfortable to sleep without them in and I don't find that my ears really tend to close up at night at all.  At this point I can keep my plugs out for 2 or 3 days before I have to worry about them starting to close up at all.

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