Blowouts are formed when you stretch the ear too quickly. The inner ring of skin around the piercing will become red and irritated, and potentially even lumpy. It will most likely be itchy or painful, and you may also experience an infection.
Why did I randomly get a blowout in my stretched ear?
Overstretching usually leads to an ear stretching blowout, which is why ear stretching should be done slowly and gradually. If you increase the size too quickly, blowout stretched ears are all but guaranteed. You could also be dealing with lobe tears and infections if you are not taking it slow enough.
How long do ear blowouts last?
It may take a few weeks or more, but if you keep to a routine of cleaning and massaging your ears, the blowout will gradually heal back into the healthy tissue.
How do I know if I blew out my ear?
Mucuslike, pus-filled or bloody drainage from the ear. Hearing loss. Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) Spinning sensation (vertigo)
How do you know if your stretched ear is blown out?
A blowout occurs when the pressure on the stretched skin becomes too great and, as a result, a lip of skin bulges out. In extreme cases, your piercing may actually look as though it has been turned inside-out. (There's a reason it's often called “cat butt;” it's not attractive.)
How do you know if your ear is stretching blowout?
The development of a blowout causes a ring of skin to form behind the piercing. This ring is usually red, irritated, and painful. A blowout may give the piercing the appearance of turning inside out. Overstretching your ear may also lead to an infection.