Daith piercing hurts when I smile

Daith piercing hurts when I smile

Is it normal for daith piercing to hurt when I smile?


A daith piercing is a piercing in the cartilage that connects your ear to your head, just above the eyebrow. If you’re feeling pain when you smile, it may indicate that the piercing is too low and not at the right place on the cartilage. If this happens to you, schedule an appointment with a piercer who can take a look at your daith and try to help.

How do you make daith piercing stop hurting?


The piercing might be too low. If so, it can be moved to a better position. Go to a piercer who can take a look at your piercing, suggest moving the jewelry up or down and tell you how to do it.

How long does daith piercing take to heal?


7-14 days on average

Is it bad if my piercing hurts?


It depends on the cause of the pain. It’s normal to feel a little soreness and tenderness as your piercing heals. Crusties, mild redness, and slight swelling are also common. If it hurts in a way that makes it difficult to sleep or wear jewelry, you should contact your piercer.

My daith piercing looks weird, what should I do?


Wait a few months before deciding that your piercing isn’t healing right. Many symptoms can mimic an infection but are actually caused by some other issue like improper aftercare or simple variations in anatomy. The “weird” appearance might just be swelling and crusties around your jewelry.

How do you know if your body is rejecting a piercing?


You can tell if your body is rejecting a piercing by noticing any of these signs: Pain, tenderness, swelling, inflammation, redness. Contact your piercer if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Do daith piercings get infected?


A daith piercing is just as likely to develop an infection as any other type of piercing. If the piercing is done with sterile technique and you follow proper aftercare instructions then there’s no reason that it should get infected. If you follow aftercare instructions and the piercing becomes red or swollen or there’s discharge from the top, below or around the jewelry then this could be a sign of an infection.

Should I clean the crust off my piercing?


A clean piercing means a healthy piercing. Nothing stinks worse than dirty jewelry! If you have crusties or scabs, wipe them off with alcohol-free cotton balls. You should not touch your piercing with your fingers. Yes, that means if you’re washing your hands you shouldn’t have them in your ears and then put them near your face of course. After cleaning the crusties wipe with alcohol and let it air dry.

I’ve been cleaning my jewelry for a while now and the clear stuff stays on forever, what should I do?
If you are using an anti-bacterial soap instead of a regular soap such as Dial or Eucalan then that is probably the problem.

Is crust on a piercing good?


No! Just clean it.

Can I sleep with my daith piercing through?


Absolutely! You can sleep with your daith piercing through at all times. Sleeping with it through is part of how your body heals the piercing during the healing process. The exception to this is if the piercing has been done incorrectly, in which case you should seek further help so that you can get the piercing properly healed.

What do daith piercings look like?


A good piercer will ‘pierce’ a zero gauge straight gauge needle that is .078 inches long into your cartilage and then close it up with a little twist to secure it in place.

Can I just leave my piercing alone?


Yes you can. Your piercing is healing on its own and will heal up by itself. Don’t pick at it, don’t try to fix it, don’t break it or pull at it and don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands. Piercings are like scars, they take time to heal and as long as you’ve followed aftercare instructions then the piercing will have a chance to heal well on its own.

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