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Grrrr, I can't get my earring in!!!!! :o nd 2 other questions

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ok so i got my ears pierced about 7 weeks ago. Last week I took out the posts for the first time and really struggled with that. Some of you in the chat rooms remember this lol I felt faint as I was trying to get my other earrings in, and one of my ears bled a bit.

After wearing my new ones, I put my posts in again to wear to bed and haven't taken them out again since cuz I was so paniced the first time. Today I'm going away on an anniversary trip and I want to wear my new earrings. I put in one but I can't get the other one in. They are fish hooks. Any tips for getting the angle right and for NOT panicing? :o lol

Also ... 2 other Q's

1. Do you think I need a hair dryer at a 5 star B&B or will they provide one? (It's a surprise where we are going so I can't call and ask.)

2. I forgot what my second question was ... oh yeah, if you run out of the ear cleaner you get when you first get your ears pierced, but you want more just to be on the safe side for a few weeks (like if you have ears that bleed a little like mine, etc) where would you get it? A jewelry store?

Posted at 5:08 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

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If all else fails with the earring just put some ice on it to numb it then shove it through! I had to do that when I first got my ears pierced and accidentally pulled my earring out fiddling with it.

Not sure about the hairdryer

In New Zealand we buy ear cleaner from the chemist - I think you call them drug stores?

Posted at 5:13 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

spadie says

Ok...
First: for cleaning your ears you can take any chlorexidine diluted solution you will find at the drugstore, it will be perfect..
Second: I'm surprised that your ear bleeded even a little after 6 weeks.. Where you that panicky that your scratched yourself the nside of the hole with the posts?

To correctly put earrings, without stress: wash hands, put yourself in front or a mirror, gently get the posts out (back first, then wriggle the front out of your ear), swipe a little disenfectant on the ear.
Then You take the lower part of your her in your left hand your you're right handed, reverse if you're a leftie,and you tug ho so lightly (lightly I said) to see the hole.
With the other hand, you grab the lower part of the hook(cleaned), and still slowly, you direct it in the hole. You wriggle it a litlle to be sure it's in it, then you slide it softly. You can repeat it with the oher ear.
:)

Posted at 5:17 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

oh good tips, thank you! i did manage to get it in before reading these but i will def. use your advice lol

i think i did scratch the inside of my ear the first time. my hands were a lil shaky and i started to feel faint :p

i thought that holding my ear would make it harder because it seemed to put the back of the hole at such an angle that the post or hook was actually poking in a different place inside my ear (I think this is part of what freaked me out the first time)

but maybe i was holding it wrong. i will try your tips next time!

ok will ask in boots or somewhere for something to clean ears with. have found mine get a tiny bit yellow at times i think mainly because i have long hair and when i wash it, shampoo goes near my ears, and sometimes hair gets caught in the posts, and it all gets kind of messy. hard to keep long hair away from ears i've noticed, even when you braid it :o

Posted at 5:25 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

aranndil says

1) I didn't take out my posts until after a year.

2) ;) If it's 5 star they'd better!!!

3) I got more from my family doctor -- and she also gave me a little syringe and she took the needle part off, so that I could more directly put the flow of wash stuff where I needed it to go :)

Posted at 5:27 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

suuk says

just use some saline solution...help the healing much better than the stuff you get in a jewelers shop.
if you had your piercings done there, I'm guessing they used a piercing gun? I know it's too late for this little bit of advice, but NEVER EVER get ANYTHING pierced with a gun. it basically shreds the inside of your lobe, making healing a lot more complicated and longer. you're also more likely to get infections that way. next time, better go see a professional piercer, they will use a scary looking needle, but at least your lobes will be all done healing within a month or so...

they better have a hairdryer.

Posted at 6:11 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

spadie says

Piercing guns are stille allowed in the US?
Whoaa... Baaaad! I agree with Suuk, I hope you went to a piercer... :-/

Posted at 6:17 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

suuk
suuk says:
just use some saline solution...help the healing much better than the stuff you get in a jewelers shop.
if you had your piercings done there, I'm guessing they used a piercing gun? I know it's too late for this little bit of advice, but NEVER EVER get ANYTHING pierced with a gun. it basically shreds the inside of your lobe, making healing a lot more complicated and longer. you're also more likely to get infections that way. next time, better go see a professional piercer, they will use a scary looking needle, but at least your lobes will be all done healing within a month or so...
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Are you serious? =0 I wonder if that is why my ears still get puffy and sore six years after... I keep them clean and I keep my earrings clean, but occasionally, puff! There they go a-swelling.

But to the original question... Or at least one of them. Wherever you got your ears pierced probably sells the solution (I got mine pierced at Claires, bought more solution at Claires).

And don't feel bad about the fainting thing... ;) I almost passed out when I had to take mine out for the first time too. I think I was a wimp and got my mother to do it for me, actually. That way I could hold onto the counter for support.

Posted at 6:38 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

hellome says

I've had my ears pierced since high school (I won't even tell you how long that is lol) and I still have to keep earrings in my ears at all times or one of them will close up on me. The earring will still go halfway in but I have to poke it through the back part. Ouch! So if it were me, I wouldn't force the new earrings just yet if you're having trouble as they might feel uncomfortable after awhile and you'll just want to take them out anyway. Also, do you remember to twist the posts while they are in your ears? That can be just as important as cleaning them. Also maybe push and rock them back and forth a little just to get your ears used to that feeling and toughen up that skin a little in there.

Posted at 6:46 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

looks like the problem's been solved. here's a hint that a friend of mine uses - she has sensative ears and often the holes start to get infected. she makes a habit of alwasy putting a little neosporin on the post or wire before putting her earrings on. no more infected holes!

Posted at 7:05 am Aug 14, 2009 EDT

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