Here’s the thing, not all problems with a piercing are “infections”. Now I in no way would tell you to disregard professional medical advice, but the way to verify an actual infection is with a blood test or swab test. If they didn’t perform a test to verify an actual infection before prescribing you “heavy” antibiotics it could very well have been a different issue.
Many medical professionals simply dislike or do not understand piercings. Its very common for medical and dental professionals to simply write off any problem as an “infection” and tell you to remove the jewelry. Especially when they don’t know (or care about) the difference between common piercing irritations.
A swollen piercing could easily be caused by A.) the jewelry being an incorrect size or material B.) dried discharge on the jewelry rotating into the piercing and causing painful inflammation C.) incorrect aftercare, or some combination of these or other problems.
In the future there is no harm in having a consultation with an experienced and reputable piercer in your area first. In many situations a well educated piercer can resolve a problem with a piercing before professional medical care is necessary. As for having it pierced again wait until the area is healed and visit a skilled piercer in person so they can see your ear. If there is no significant scarring re-piercing the daith may be possible. If not you could always just do the other side.
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For this awesome surface piercing, Christina and her client chose a trinity cluster from Industrial Strength that really defines the look she wanted.
This is just a handful of the multi-gem clusters and precious metal tops from anatometal, body vision los angeles, and isbodyjewelry we try to keep in the studio, and they’re a great way to make surface piercings and anchors really stand out.
1” (25mm) Paraná Agate Teardrop Plugs
This is some of my absolute favorite material!!! Paraná or ‘Piranha’ Agate comes from the state of Paraná, Brazil. Characteristically it differs dramatically to other Brazilian Agates, offering bolder, more intense colors and patterns unique to its locality. Paraná Agate is considered to be some of the best Brazilian Agate ever mined, in my own personal opinion its nearby cousin Rio Grande Do Sul Agates are equally as delicious!
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Double tragus piercing by Ryan Ouellette. Precision Body Arts in Nashua, New Hampshire. Jewelry by Neometal.