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Day 7 - Body piercing issues anyone?

accunewbie

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One week closer to clear skin!!

My question for the day is - has anyone else had issues with new piercings while taking accutane? I have my tragus and rook pierced and both seem to have developed an infection. Im using rock salt x3 per day but it isnt helping. I hear this is normal but would love some feedback.

The cetephil lotion and moisturiser is burning my skin every time i use it an my face is as itchy as hell.... what can I try as an alternative??

Really starting to dry out now but on the positive side, the cyst is shrinking and that 'thing' under my nose is almost gone. Yay!

Accutane is starting to really suck.



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I had my Tragus pierced and it was perminanlyl infected for 14 months, i took 2 courses of antibiotics but nothing really cleared it up.About 10 months in i swapped the metal bar for a plastic one and i didnt touch it or clean it with salt or come anywhere near it and it healed !!I had everyone i know moaning at me that is was never going to heal and i should take it out but i refused. (i did not go through getting that pierced with no knumbing for nothing)I had a lump next to the hole for 12 months and i learned this was becuase i had been twisting the bar every now an then as you would with a general lobe piercing BIG MISTAKE as the piercing is in cartilidge by twisting it you cause friction to the cartilidge and cause the lump which is like Cauliflower ear rugby players suffer from.My advice is not to touch it full stop not even to clean it !! this is te quickest way to heal it, my friend had her second tragus piercing and didnt touch it/play about with it at all and it cleared so much faster.Good luck !

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I had my Tragus pierced and it was perminanlyl infected for 14 months, i took 2 courses of antibiotics but nothing really cleared it up.About 10 months in i swapped the metal bar for a plastic one and i didnt touch it or clean it with salt or come anywhere near it and it healed !!I had everyone i know moaning at me that is was never going to heal and i should take it out but i refused. (i did not go through getting that pierced with no knumbing for nothing)I had a lump next to the hole for 12 months and i learned this was becuase i had been twisting the bar every now an then as you would with a general lobe piercing BIG MISTAKE as the piercing is in cartilidge by twisting it you cause friction to the cartilidge and cause the lump which is like Cauliflower ear rugby players suffer from.My advice is not to touch it full stop not even to clean it !! this is te quickest way to heal it, my friend had her second tragus piercing and didnt touch it/play about with it at all and it cleared so much faster.Good luck !
Thanks for your advice!! Im, off to the doctor today, It got worse overnight and its time for antibiotics. I was twisting it, I had no idea that it would cause so much damage!! I have a kind of lump on the inside now and a blister type thing on the outside and its red and really gross. Like you, I really dont want to take it out, it was the most painful piercing I have and would hate to have to get it redone after I finish accutane. :-

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