So 6 weeks ago I got my ears pierced and today I decided to take them out. Once they were out I cleaned them then just put a random stud in and it went in perfectly, I then took it out cleaned the earrings I've had in and went to put them back in but it wouldn't go through the back so I had to push through the skin. I then felt that there was a knot which I don't if that's normal or what. What should I do about this and is this normal? I used the ear car solution up until I ran out now I use salt water. Do I keep the earrings in longer?
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Sounds like what happened was that the stud you put in temporarily was a smaller gauge than the ones you were pierced with. Since it's such a new piercing, it will shrink very fast. When you tried to replace the original earrings, the fistula was slightly too small.
As for the 'knot'... Is it a bump, maybe behind your ear, on the piercing? That's usually scar tissue, something called hypertrophic scarring. It's pretty common with piercings. It could also be a small cyst. They're also pretty common.
Salt water is even better than an ear care spray. You'll want 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon of non-iodised sea salt, in a cup of clean, warm water, preferably boiled.
Just out of curiosity, where did you get your piercing? And with a gun, or a needle?0
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