How Long Does It Take for an Ear Piercing to Close?

Ear piercings can be a fashionable and personal way to express yourself. Whether you have multiple ear piercings or are considering getting one, it's important to understand the healing process and the time it takes for an ear piercing to close.

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The time it takes for an ear piercing to close depends on several factors, including the location of the piercing, the type of jewelry used, and individual healing abilities. On average, ear piercings can start to close within a few hours to a few days if left without jewelry.

It's important to note that everyone's body is different, and some piercings may take longer to close than others. Cartilage piercings, such as helix or tragus piercings, tend to take longer to close compared to lobe piercings.

To maintain an open ear piercing, proper aftercare is essential. Here are some tips to help prevent your piercing from closing:

  • Keep the piercing clean by gently washing it with saline solution or mild soap and water.
  • Avoid touching the piercing with dirty hands.
  • Avoid removing the jewelry unless necessary, especially during the initial healing period.
  • Be cautious while sleeping, as pressure on the piercing can cause irritation.
  • Avoid swimming in pools, hot tubs, or bodies of water that may contain bacteria.
  • Follow any specific aftercare instructions provided by your piercer.

If you notice any signs of infection, such as excessive redness, swelling, pain, or discharge, it's important to seek medical attention.

Remember, maintaining proper care and hygiene for your ear piercings will help promote healing and prevent closure.

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