Help my poor Lobes!

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Monday October 29th, 2007 @ 3:44 AM

Filed under: Ear

I have had my ears at a 9/16 for four years and decided it was time to move on to 5/8. I bought some plugs and couldn’t get them in so I made the mistake of buying silicone eyelets. They felt fine, just mild burning which I thought was just the stretch. After 2 days I couldn’t take the pulsing and burning and knew this wasn’t right. Long story short the eyelets had stuck to my inside lobes. After taking them out my ears were swollen and bleeding with clear liquid dripping out. I cleaned them very well before bed and woke up with my lobes actually crusted together. After a long sea salt soak the only jewelry I could get in were a pair of 0g tapers. A week later now, and my ears are slowly getting better with mild swelling and soreness although it seems like the hole has shrunk to a 0g! I’m wondering what I can do to get my lobes back to the way they were and how long I should wait to try and stretch again?

The wonderful joys of stretching with silicone jewelry. Sorry to hear of the trouble you’ve had involving this matter, it doesn’t sound very fun at all.

In regards to how you can get your lobes back to the size you were at and waiting periods,etc you can be directed to the previous entries involving stretching:

Waiting Time

Stretched Ear Jewellery


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5 Responses to “Help my poor Lobes!”

  1. I made the same mistake going to 1″. Luckily for me I removed the kaos after a couple of hours of burning, before any damage was done. The next day i bought an appropriately sized taper and by the end of the day both lobes were quite happily wearing the kaos. :)

    Winch on November 1st, 2007 at 9:23 am
  2. I did that too…for 00g…
    Horrible mistake.
    I ended up back to a 6g-4g…

    Give it like a month, at least.
    Its been a couple months and I am comfortably back to a 00g…though no kaos eyelets for a while for me.

    Phantasmagorical on November 20th, 2007 at 11:47 am
  3. Uh.
    Crap.
    I just stretched to a silicone eyelet this evening. I guess I’m lucky that I always immediately worry about decisions (not fun when you’re actually making good ones) because I started to worry that silicone wouldn’t be a good material.
    I’m about to take them out right now, if I can. This is maybe the sixth or seventh horror story I’ve found in a small amount of time.

    Thanks -so- much!

    Arynn on January 3rd, 2008 at 12:59 am
  4. Gah! The joys of silicone stretching…
    I’ve mainly dead stretched with titanium flesh tunnels. My best friend who has held a stretching regime with me for 18 months now has tried it and it had disastrous consequences! (By stretching regime, by the way, I mean stretching together at appropriate intervals for us both with various materials to decide which was the appropriate one for our own bodies). I found out very quickly that titanium dead stretching worked wonders for me so I rarely varied from that. However my best mate tried with silicone twice, the first time his ear went purple and the second time (yes believe it or not he tried this again!!) The edge of the silicone was too rough and when he slept on it it became embedded in his ear. When he went to the hospital to have it cut out as his ear was so swollen he couldn’t touch it without his eyes welling up. Although according to the doctors he didn’t have a silicone allergy :-S
    Your anti-silicone man

    Zed / anti-silicone man on September 14th, 2008 at 10:48 am
  5. This just happened to me too! I was at 9/16 for a while n none of the 1/2 plugs I had were fitting so I popped the silicon tunnels in. And being the stupid ass that I am, I left em in all day during school despite the burning. -_\ now they’re very gross and they hurt and they’re bleeding and crusting and all full of pus and swollen. I can barely fit 00g plugs in but I’m trying to keep em out as much as possible so they can heal. Sea salt soaks are helping a little. Gawh. Lesson learned I guess. :(

    zae on February 16th, 2013 at 11:17 am

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