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So I have had my industrial for 5 weeks now and I noticed the skin where both balls are is white. As in my entire skin pigment is white around both balls. I was doing sss but switched to just h2o twice a day because the soaks were making my ear mad and inflamed. While after doing a soak my top hole developed a white bump only clear fluid came out and now the tissue is white. I was using a bit of diluted tea tree oil but stopped. It never got infected and doesn't hurt at all. I do get the occasionally itch and throb but its off and on. I just want to know why my skin has turned white! Help please.

It would be a good idea to stop by your piercer for a free consultation. If you can't make it in, I have many colleagues in California has a list to help you locate one near you.

From the photos, I see some dryness. The skin does dry and itch as it heals, shedding outer layers which turn white as they part.

I suggest that you avoid tea tree oil, and soaking your ear in anything.

The aftercare which I find works well is here

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I can answer questions in regards to and not limited to: jewelry safety, specifically material, shape, proportion, and related issues; aseptic technique and sterilization as it applies to piercing safety; ethical issues of technique and bedside manner; the aftercare and recovery process for piercings. *Available for consultation.


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Currently serving on the APP Board of Directors as President, formerly as Global Media Director 2013-2014, International Liaison 2010-13, Treasurer 1997-99. Over fifteen years with ASTM and APP.

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