I think my new tragus piercing is getting a bump?

I have had my tragus pierced for about 2 weeks and 3 days. I've been turning the piercing to clean off the gunky stuff and idk if I'm supposed to. What do I do to get rid of it before its bad?

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  1. Kimbra Says:

    Go back to your piercer. If you aren’t near your piercer, go to any reputable piercer in your area. It could be an abscess, like what happened when I got mine done. Are you cleaning it regularly and following the instructions that were given to you when you got it done?

  2. Stasha-Pistachio Says:

    Don’t turn it. And just soak the gunk off. Use a q-tip to get to fiddly bits.
    Just leave it alone when you aren’t cleaning it.

    If it gets a bump(hypertrophic scarring), cartilidge piercings often do, do warm, hot cammomile teabag soaks once day.
    Or a drop of emu or tea tree oil once a day.

  3. KendallKhaos<3 Says:

    I have my tragus pierced.. and i got one of those too.
    I wasnt really cleaning it as much as i was supposed to,
    And about 3 weeks after i noticed i had one of those bumps.
    you ARE supposed to turn the piercing to clean off the gunky stuff.
    And wash the piercing with antibacterial hand soap ( i use dial) everyday. NOT the piercing hole, just the piece of jewelry.
    Also use the cleaning stuff they gave you when you got it pierced twice a day.
    Also use hydrogen peroxide everyday to clean the hole.
    once its infected and has the bump you’re going to want to do that.
    If it dosent go away after a few weeks, go back to your piercer.

    Hope i helped(:

  4. ?rhcp? Says:

    okay you shouldn’t be turning it during the first month or so because its really healing and shouldn’t be disturbed, that is probably why a bump is starting.
    here are some things you can do:
    -DONT sleep on it
    - soak it in 1 cup of water with 1 tsp non iodized sea salts for 5-10 mins a day
    - clean it with a neutrogena/cetaphil soap gently once or twice a day

    basically just let it rest and heal and don’t stress it and the bump will go away

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