Over the last few years, it had kinda "acted up", gotten swollen, was hurting, etc.
At first I was just leaving the earring in and in maybe a week or so, it "cleared up" and felt fine. I could touch it again without any pain.
But sure enough like 6 months later, same thing.
I tried different earrings. Either white gold or sterling silver and each were a-okay for a long while and then the pain comes.
I'm not sure exactly what the problem was, but this last time proved too much, I took my earring out and left it out, within like 2 days max, the thing closed up and I couldn't get an earring back in. It feels okay now, but I'm just wondering what the heck happened.
I followed all instructions when I got the thing (this being my second cartilage piercing).
I really do miss having an earring there, I liked it.
Anybody have this experience?
What did you do about it?
What should I/could I have done?
And...can I re-pierce it?
Thanks to all who can offer help.
(if you don't believe in piercings or think piercing is lame or what have you, please do not respond-thx)