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Generally speaking, all piercings can take anywhere between 6 months and a year to completely heal, this is because piercings tend to heal in a “peak and valley” pattern, as one week they could feel completely healed, then go back to being sore and slightly swollen. These signs in your piercing are completely normal, but it’s important to keep up with your aftercare until those signs stop returning, and if after two months the healing signs are still there, it’s best to keep your jewellery in place until all redness has gone away.
Almost all piercers will give you a slightly different rendition of their aftercare preference, and correct aftercare is just as important as finding a good, reputable piercer, because if something goes wrong with your piercing, or you need advice, they should be the first person you can contact.
The most common consensus among piercers is usually the simplest: clean the front and back side of your piercing gently with saline solution (salt water) twice a day for the first two months of healing. Twisting your jewellery is considered an outdated practice for piercings, and can cause an unnecessary amount of irritation, and your hands shouldn’t be anywhere near your piercing.
A Daith (pronounced to rhyme with “goth”) piercing is an ear piercing that passes through the ear’s innermost cartilage fold, the crus of the helix, and is usually performed with a straight hollow needle.
The Daith piercing was co-created in 1992 by Erik Dakota and a Jewish woman piercing client, who say a true Daith must be done in such a way that the bottom part of the ring appears to come directly out of the ear canal. If one can see both the entrance and exit hole of the ring, it is not a true Daith. The technique for this piercing is quite advanced, and requires a specifically curved needle.
Piercing bumps, while annoying, can show up in the healing process even with meticulous care, and the most common causes are bumping, snagging, or sleeping on new piercings (two to six months old), and poorly fitted jewellery, so don’t worry!
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. It can take several weeks to fully heal a nose piercing bump, but you should see improvement within 2 or 3 days of treatment. If you don’t, see your piercer. Your piercer is the best person to assess your symptoms and provide guidance on how to care for your individual problem.
In general, people experience a pain rating between a 4 and a 6 for a septum piercing, however, it will likely hurt less than an industrial piercing of the ear cartilage, and it almost certainly hurts less than nipple or genital piercings. That may sound quite painful, but remember that it’s over in just a few seconds. If you have a deviated septum or similar condition, this kind of piercing can hurt even more because your septum nerves can be overactive.
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