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I pierced my ears ages ago but they sometimes get sore. How do I take care of them?

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Even if it's not a new piercing, you should always clean your earlobes and earrings with alcohol.

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Taking Care of your Kid's Ears

Ears aren't very high maintenence but there some things you should know about ear care that will help ensure healthy, happy ears.

What's the story with earwax?
Do you need to clean it out or should you leave it alone? Alot of kids don't realize that earwax is really helpful as it is there to protect the ear.
In general ear wax doesn't need removing as it makes it's own way to the entrance of the ear and comes out by itself.
although ear buds are really popular, they are actually damaging to the ear as it pushes the wax deeper in and can damdage the ear drum.
So don't stick anything small in your kids' ears to clean out the wax. Let it just do it's own thing and come out when it's ready.
Is swimming a problem for ears?
Water and ears are generally ok but there is a condition called swimmer's ear. It's basically an infection in the outer ear that is caused by swimming water getting stuck in the ear canal.
Usually ear drops will help sort it out quickly. If you have a problem with persistant ear infections you can buy special ear plugs that help keep the water out while you're swimming.
Pierced Ears - Is there anything special that I need to do for them?
When you get your ears pierced you need to follow the instructions from the salon and not remove the earings for up to 6 weeks, otherwise the hole might close up.
Pierced ears can easily get infected, so use an alchohol rub if you start to see any redness or sores.
If it gets very badly infected you may need an anti biotic cream but don't panic, it's very common and should clear up quickly.
Be Well.

on Feb 03, 2014 | Health & Beauty

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Where can I get the latest and fashionable earrings collections?

There are some websites where you can buy cheap earings online. These earrings can help you achieve that girly feel that you are aiming for. Ear rings are the most versatile body piercings ever. They will work well with casual wear, beach wear, formal wear, or party wear. Some of them are designed to be suitable for both men and women to wear. The ear piercings trend will never fall out of fashion. Earings always enhance your beauty.

Sep 05, 2017 | The Clothing Accessories

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Do kids need permission from their parents to get their ears pierced? My daughter wants to get it done and I am against it so I wondered if she would be able to go to a shop and get it done without me?

That's a really complex question and depends on many things including your daughter's age. I don't think there is a clear cut law requiring piercers to get permission before doing it to minors but I would think that in the case of younger kids coming to them without a parent, most shops/ salons would clarify first. If you daughter is a teenager, it's unlikely that people will request parental approval.

Piercing is very common and socially acceptable these days. Many parents worry about their kids getting excessive amounts of piercings or doing it in strange places on the body but if your daughter wants just earrings in her ear lobes, you might find it's easier not to oppose her and hopefully then prevent her feeling the need to defy you.

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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How long do ear piercings take to heal?

It depends where on the ear you mean. If you are talking about regular ear lobe piercing, then you can expect on a healing time of 4 to 6 weeks and I wouldn't take out your earrings before that time.

For ear cartilage piercings, it can take anywhere from 4 months to 1 year to heal and is reported to be very painful.

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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How many piercings can you fit in to your ear lobe? My mum says that one is enough and more than that will cause problems.

Piercings are very much a matter of taste. Whilst one hole in the ear lobe was always the more traditional norm, it has become increasingly popular to have multiple piercings and people don't just stick to the ear lobe but also use the cartilage to add studs etc.

But in theory you can fit 3 holes in the ear lobe as it's the softest and biggest part of the ear.

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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What is conch piercing?

Conch piercing is a type of ear piercing: Inner conch piercing is done at the center of the ear cartilage. Likewise outer conch piercing is done on the outer part of ear cartilage.

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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Any tips for preventing infections in pierced ears?

Yes - first of all you should always wash your hands before you change your earrings. The holes are very sensitive to infections. Using alcohol on cotton balls swabs to sanitize your holes and the earrings before you put them in and after you take them out is a major reducer of potential infection

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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I woke up this morning and suddenly could not hear anything? I have not been sick but now my ear does feel a bit sore. What is it?

It could just be liquid in the ear or a blockage of some kind but you should go see your doctor today just to be sure.

Feb 20, 2013 | Health & Beauty

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