What is a blowout?

A blowout is a reaction to the trauma from stretching too fast. It usually protrudes from the back of the piercing, and becomes less prominent when the jewelry is removed and the skin can relax back into the fistula. It can look like a lump or flap of skin on the back of your piercing, or like your piercing is trying to turn itself inside out.

The good news is that they can be healed.

What you will need to do to treat the blowout is take your plugs out and let it heal. Downsize your jewelry and wait for your piercing to fully heal before attempting to do any more stretching.

Your earlobe may be tender at the beginning so treat it with a salt water solution everyday and try not to touch and aggravate the piercing during this initial stage.

Once the piercing calms down you can also massage your ears a few times a day with vitamin e oil to help aid the process of healing along.

Remember, it’s not a race. Listen to your body and don’t force anything. Your health should be your top priority when stretching!

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