A blowout is one of the most common complications of ear gauging. It's a ring of scar tissue that forms behind the jewelry and gives the piercing the appearance of turning inside out. Blowouts usually occur from trying to stretch the hole too quickly. They often cause sharp pain and inflammation.
Will a blown out ear heal on its own?
A ruptured eardrum can result in hearing loss. It can also make the middle ear vulnerable to infections. A ruptured eardrum usually heals within a few weeks without treatment. But sometimes it requires a patch or surgical repair to heal.
What helps stretched ears heal?
Moisturized skin is less likely to tear and will stretch to accommodate stress. Some of the best oils to ensure that your ears are moist, which promotes healing, include castor oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil.
What to do if stretched ear is swollen?
If there are still signs of swelling and redness after three days, do not touch your ears, and leave it alone for a while. Ice packs will probably be the best solution. Downsizing is an option but if your ear is irritating you, maybe it is a sign that you should downsize.
How do I know if I blew out my ear stretching?
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.