The Ultimate Guide to Helix Piercing

Double piercing

Although the names still do not sound very familiar to many, the Helix piercing they are world famous. It is estimated that for a large number of people it is one of their first piercings. The cartilage area is gradually decorated thanks to designs like these.

If you would like to Answers to all those questions you ask yourself about the Helix piercing, here you will find them. We show you the definitive guide so that you understand what it is and everything that involves deciding on a piercing of this type. Are you ready to discover all its mysteries?

What is the Helix piercing?

Well, we have already given you some clue but of course, we are going to specify a little more. The Helix is ​​a piercing found in the outer part of each ear. This area is named after cartilage. It can be said that it is one of the tissues in which we will not find blood vessels. A somewhat hard area, but flexible at the same time.

Steps to follow to make a Helix

It is not complicated and in a couple of minutes you will have your piercing ready. The good professional does not need more time.

  • First the area is marked where the piercing is to be placed. You can choose both the uppermost area and another middle one. It will always be to the consumer's taste.
  • Another measure to take into account is the disinfection of the area. In this way it prevents us from future infections.
  • Lastly, the area is pierced with a hollow needle and thanks to it, the earring itself will be placed.

Helix piercing variety

Does the Helix piercing hurt?

The same doubt always assails us every time we get a piercing. It is not for less, because we do not want to see the stars every time we think about decorating our body. Well, we always answer you that it will depend on the pain that a person is able to bear. Although it is true that It is not one of the piercings that cause the most pain. To make it even clearer, if we had to say from one to ten, we would stay at a four or five, in more sensitive people.

Helix Heal Time

It must be said that always we need to take care of each piercing that we do. In this case, we are facing one that takes a long time to heal everything. It is estimated that for it to heal it will take a couple of months, minimum. For the area to be fully recovered, it will be about six or seven.

Helix piercing hoops

Helix piercing care

At avoid the dreaded infections that can lead to more serious cases, we need daily care. Every day we need to wash it a couple of times, minimum. Remember that if you have long hair, you will have to take extreme precautions. Pick it up for a few days, so it doesn't rub, but even so, when washing the area you have to do it both in front and behind.

El neutral soap and warm water They will be your best allies when it comes to taking care of your piercing. You will not be able to put any makeup or perfumes near it. Try not to move the earring for the first few days, although you should wash the area. Do not sleep on that side until you see that it is more scarred.

Helix Piercing

Infection risks

Sometimes we cannot prevent infections from taking over our new piercing. Of course, a mild infection can be normal. If in addition to it, in the damaged area, we have some fever or severe pain, then we need to go to the doctor to treat it. On more serious occasions, there may be a infection affecting the upper ear. Other times we can get a kind of scars with large sizes, because they have swollen. Of course, we cannot always think of the worst, it is only a few isolated cases.

Nose piercing
Related article:
How to cure an infected piercing

How much does a Helix piercing cost?

The price will vary depending on the type of jewel that we put on. Something that also happens depending on the place where we are going to place it. What is the piercing itself are around about 18 euros. Then, if you want a basic jewel it will be about 5 euros and if you like a slightly more original one, then we will talk about prices that start from 11 euros.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

*

*

  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.

  1.   Ana Sofia said

    Hi, I wanted to ask a question
    It is true that the piercing in the helix gives a headache according to the people I know is because the helix is ​​a point of support.

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Ana!.
      The truth is that the ear has those endings that are derived from acupuncture, to treat certain ailments. This is why the Daith piercing is said to relieve headaches. But the Helix in question shouldn't be a problem. At least, from my experience I tell you that it has not given me any kind of pain. But it will always depend on the exact area where you do it.
      I hope I've helped.
      Thank you very much for your comment.
      a greeting

      1.    Nice said

        Good morning, I have had the helix for 20 days and I would like to know how I can make it deflate, can I put ice or not?

        1.    Susana godoy said

          Hi Majo!

          It is a recent piercing, so it is normal that it is a little swollen that bothers you. You follow the instructions they have given you: clean it well, avoid rubbing it or take an anti-inflammatory, if that is the case. Since they also help reduce inflammation. But we must always consult this, since each case is unique.
          Ice does also help reduce inflammation but to cure it, you always have to follow the cleaning steps that I have mentioned.
          Have a little patience and it will be cured when you least expect it.

          A greeting!

      2.    Martina said

        Hello, three days ago I got the helix piercing and I realized that I slept on that side, I woke up with a little pain and blood, I already cleaned it, and I cannot distinguish if it is inflamed but it is a little red, and I already took a medication to make the pain go away, if I sleep on that side, can it get infected?
        Please I'm scared, thank you

      3.    Christian reyes said

        Good afternoon I ice the helix piercing three days ago it is normal that I take out carachitas they tell me that it is normal but it is not better to confirm. Thanks

    2.    Alexandra said

      Hello, I would like to know if the area of ​​the piercing is normal, something red, quite bulky and when it touched me it hurts, I have followed all the instructions that they have given me regarding cleaning, I do not sleep on that side and I have already about 3 weeks with those annoyances already mentioned, is it normal?

      Thank you.

      1.    Maria Garcia Martinez said

        Hello good, I had a question about the helix piercing. I have it for 3 weeks and I was wearing it quite well without much pain or anything, but the other day moving it I put it in more and now I notice more pain than before and the area is inflamed. I am applying an antibiotic cream but I would like to know your opinion. Thanks

    3.    Sara said

      no, I have it and it does not give me a headache, that will also depend on the person but normally not.

    4.    Amanda said

      Hello, I did the helix 3 days ago and I have a red area and it is swollen, it also hurts a lot and the back of my ear hurts. I do its cleaning daily and twist a little so it doesn't stick but I'm worried it's infected

  2.   Valentino said

    Hello, I did the helix 2 days ago and sometimes it hurts and is a little red and swollen, is it normal?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Valentino!

      Having some other discomfort in the form of pain or noticing the area a little more red than normal is common in such a recent piercing. If you follow the instructions on its care, little by little it will heal. Of course, if you notice that all this is going to increase, you should consult your doctor. But from what you're telling us, it's totally normal.

      Thank you very much for your message.
      A greeting!

  3.   Patricia said

    Good afternoon,
    I got my antihelix piercing just a month ago.
    I have had a little bit of infection and it has been red and inflamed.
    I have been on Bactroban for 5 days and I had planned to give it to me until Friday, which would be 7 days.
    I still have it a little swollen, very little, and the red color has completely disappeared, it has the same color as the rest of the ear, yes, if I touch it it hurts, if I do not touch it or even remember that I have it.

    Do you think I am going the right way to cure it if it is no longer red even though it is still a little swollen and sore? Do I keep using bactobran for up to 7 days?

    Thank you very much for the help.

    All the best

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Patricia!

      From what you indicate, you have had a bit of inflammation and infection, something that is totally common and common. If that intense red color has already disappeared and in general, you see that it is much better, then you are on the right path :). Keep adding Bactroban, because it can be used between 5 and 10 days, as indicated by its package insert.
      Those little annoyances that you still have, will go away with the days.
      You will see how in nothing, you forget completely.

      Thank you very much for your message
      A greeting!

  4.   Camila said

    Hello…
    Had a question about whether I should move the piercing while cleaning it or should I not move it at any time?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Camila!

      The truth is that when cleaning it well, the piercing usually moves a little. What makes cleaning reach all its parts better. But it is advisable to move it slightly if not. You will always do it with very clean hands and you will use a cotton swab, to make it easier for you. Especially when there is already a scab.

      Hope that helps
      Regards and thanks for your comment.

  5.   Natàlia said

    Hi, I got the helix piercing 2 weeks ago, and I have it very well and it practically does not hurt. Can I change it? How long is it recommended to wait to change the earring?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Natalia!

      It is advisable to wait, between one and two months. Yes, it may seem like an eternity, but it is always better to heal and heal well. It is true that there are people who change it before, but I think it is always better to be safe.

      Thank you very much for your comment!
      A greeting.

    2.    Diana said

      Hi!
      I did the helix 3 days ago. I think the piece they put on me (a ring) fits me a bit tight as it bends the edge of the ear a bit, I don't know if this could affect healing or not
      Thank you

      1.    Susana godoy said

        Hi, Diana!

        If it is too tight, it doesn't hurt to go back to where you got it done and check it out. Since we need to clean the area well and take care of it. If you can't perform the steps indicated, because it is too tight, then you should go back.

        Of course, if you can do the cleaning correctly, then don't worry, because healing is guaranteed 😉

        Regards and thanks for your comment!

        1.    Sofia Medina said

          Hello, a week ago I got the helix piercing in my right ear, the truth is that the first few I had a lot of problems with cleaning it and that it would stop hurting, but all right, I practice nailing and because of the piercing I have not entered the water, although I have I've been in the gym and jumped outside, is there any way that the exercise I do affects the healing of my piercing? I also had the doubt as to when my piercing is going to hurt a little and the area is inflamed.
          I have cleaned it very well twice a day with mild soap and water and at night with saline solution.
          Thank you very much ✨

          1.    Susana godoy said

            Hello Sofia!

            It is true that it is always recommended to have the pierced area always clean and away from bacteria. Something that we can find in swimming pools or because products such as chlorine can irritate the skin. Therefore, it would be advisable to continue maintaining its cleanliness as you do well. The healing of the piercing will come in the same way. Of course, we cannot tell you a specific time, because it will depend on the person and the healing itself.

            Thank you very much!
            A greeting.


  6.   Laura said

    Hola!
    About 3 weeks ago I did the pircing
    Today I took it off and put the earrings in alcohol and cleaned the little holes with physiological saline and a little bit of salt water

    I have the doubt if I did well to take them off and if I cleaned them well

    Thank you ?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Laura!

      It is always better to wait a little longer before removing the piercing. Because it takes longer than we think to heal. Cleaning can be done perfectly with it on, helping you with a cotton swab and moving it slightly. As long as you don't put alcohol on the piercing, all good 🙂

      A greeting!

  7.   Mariana said

    Hi there! The truth is, I wanted to ask you how recommendable it is to do triple Helix at the same time.

    1.    blackberry said

      Hi there ! I wanted to ask a question, I had the Helix done four days ago, the area is quite swollen and it hurts a lot, is it normal? I would like some advice on what to do, if anything can be done.
      Thank you in advance

      1.    Pink said

        Hi, I had the helix done two days ago, he's irritated, but that's beside the point. I read that having the butterfly bra piercing favors the mating of bumps, and I wanted to know if it is true and what I would have to do, since I have one of those. Thanks and best regards

      2.    Valentina said

        I had the triple antihelix done 3 weeks ago and the place where it is located is thicker than the same part of the other ear and has a color like pale purple but the color is not so noticeable, however it still hurts and I am worried that this infected, is it infected? and if it is, what can I do to disinfect it and cure it correctly?

        1.    Susana godoy said

          Hello Valentina!

          As for the color and even the pain, you shouldn't worry. As long as it is something quite tolerable, of course. Because it's a short time since you got the piercing. You must follow the cleaning steps that have been indicated. When it is infected, it is noticeable because pain and inflammation increases, you notice heat and pus arrives.
          But all this tends to be prolonged in time. That is, a piercing that hurts or is slightly inflamed is common. We should not be alarmed at first.

          I hope I've helped!

        2.    ok? said

          Hi
          3 months ago I had two helixes in the same ear, I had complications in the healing but it is fine a while ago, lately I realized that the area (a little thicker) of one of them is a little swollen but it does not hurt and I don't see it red, is it normal? They recommended that I take anti-inflammatories and ice the area but I don't know if that's okay, do I?

          1.    Susana godoy said

            Hola!

            It is true that sometimes a bit of cold is not bad. Never apply it directly to the skin. But if it doesn't hurt, or you don't notice that your skin is too red, follow the instructions they have given you, but a priori you shouldn't worry. It may not have fully healed, but it is on the right track.

            Greetings and thanks!


    2.    blackberry said

      Hi there ! I wanted to ask a question, I had the Helix done four days ago, the area is quite swollen and it hurts a lot, is it normal? I would like some advice on what to do, if anything can be done.
      Thank you in advance

  8.   blackberry said

    Hi there ! I wanted to ask a question, I had the Helix done four days ago, the area is quite swollen and it hurts a lot, is it normal? I would like some advice on what to do, if anything can be done.
    Thank you in advance

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hola!

      Well, it is common for the area to swell, be quite reddish or bother the first days. Keep cleaning it well a couple of times each day with saline solution or as directed. Avoid touching it too much or sleeping on that side. You will see how little by little it remits. If not, then you will have to go get it checked.

      Thank you very much for your comment and I hope I have helped you, even a little 🙂
      A greeting!

  9.   Pink said

    Hi, I had the helix done two days ago, he's irritated, but that's beside the point. I read that having the butterfly bra piercing favors the mating of bumps, and I wanted to know if it is true and what I would have to do, since I have one of those. Thanks and best regards

  10.   Jasmine said

    Hello, I got a helix piercing 7 days ago, I have a slight swelling and redness in the area, the holes are super clean but I get a lot of itching in the area, is it normal?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Jazmin!

      Well yes, what you indicate is common, perhaps also caused because you have slept on that area. But if the inflammation is reducing and also the redness, then we are on the right track. As long as it doesn't go any further, everything is correct! When in doubt, it is best to go where you have done it to have a look at it 🙂

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      A greeting!

    2.    Magda said

      Hi! A few days ago I had the helix done, the problem is that yesterday while I was healing one of the balls fell off, I changed it for another but now my ear is red and it hurts a lot, it will be because of the movement I made to the piercing or another thing? Greetings!

  11.   Nuria said

    Hello!! A little more than two months ago I did the helix and it gave me a lot of trouble, I cured it with crystalline twice a day and for a week it seemed that it did not hurt so I decided to change the medicinal earring, but when doing it I had bled a a little bit and I have noticed a small lump on the back that cannot be seen but I am afraid it is pus, what should I do? Thanks

  12.   Nuria said

    Hello!! I did the helix a little more than two months ago, the truth is that it gave me a lot of trouble despite curing it twice a day with crystalline, as I saw that it had been a week without pain, I decided to change the medicine for another, but when I changed it it started me to bleed a little and notice on the back a small lump that I am afraid is pus. What should I do?? Thank you

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Nuria!

      In this case, it may be the so-called 'Keloid' which is a kind of lesion that appears in the form of a small rather hard lump. But do not panic far from it, because it is frequent. They tend to go away on their own, but if you see that time passes and it does not, you will have to go to the dermatologist to remove it.

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      A greeting!

  13.   Mark said

    Hello good Morning.
    I have had the Helix piercing about 4 days ago, I have not slept on the side of the piercing as I was told.

    I also washed the piercing with neutral soap and put on a recommended piercing spray, but today the pain has returned out of nowhere, I feel like palpitations in the Helix when I'm lying down and it hurts out of nowhere, I try to disinfect it about 3 times a day and I don't touch it. But it hurts, I'm from Argentina and I did it in a well-known place here in the country. But I don't know why it hurts like this if I have disinfected and cured it as I was told. If you can help me I would appreciate it haha?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi marcos!

      That's how I like it, that you have followed all the steps correctly! 😀
      But you have to keep in mind that it is still a 'wound'. So pain is common, but not to worry about. Of course, if you see that it continues or is increasing, then you should consult with your doctor. But at the moment, you have it quite recent and you comply with the steps to follow 😉

      A greeting!

  14.   Manuela. said

    Hi, how are you?
    3 weeks ago I did the helix piercing, it is the time that I feel pain when it touches me with anything, sometimes when I touch it to move the jewel, and around it it is a little inflamed. It is normal?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello manuela!

      It is totally normal that it is a little swollen, that it bothers with friction, etc. Because it is a wound and it usually takes time to heal. You continue to carry out the cleaning steps that have been indicated and you will see how in a short time you will forget all of it. 😉

      Thank you very much for your comment!
      A greeting.

      1.    Belén said

        Hello, I did the helix ten months ago. I must continue to disinfect it every two days, because if I go more than five days without disinfecting it, the area turns a very dark red, it swells and hurts. Also, if I don't disinfect it that often, sometimes a lump tends to come out. I hardly see this, I disinfect and clean it twice a day and in a couple of days everything is fine again. Is it normal that after ten months you should disinfect it that often? If it is, how much longer should I disinfect it so often?

  15.   Eddie said

    Hi
    Excuse me, I have a great doubt that makes me very nervous, I did two helixes 4 days ago and the first day it was fine I had no discomfort and I did everything they told me was to wash and move the piece, what happens is that for the 3 One of my vein-shaped piercings turned purple one day, and the next day the swelling and color went down a bit, but for this morning I see my ear a little more purple than before, there is no discharge, nor much pain.
    I wonder is it normal and I should not alarm me or do you think it is not normal

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Eddie!

      It's been a few days since you got the piercing. So the reactions you tell us are totally common and common. I understand that sometimes we get nervous but you have to think that it is a wound and that it will leave us with those inflammations, purple color and some pain for a while. As long as it does not go further and is as you indicate, then it is on the right track. Do not be alarmed! Perhaps you have slept on that side without realizing it or it is a simple reaction.
      I hope I've helped!

      A greeting. 🙂

      1.    ok? said

        Hi
        3 months ago I had two helixes in the same ear, I had complications in the healing but it is fine a while ago, lately I realized that the area of ​​one of them is a little swollen (thicker) but it does not hurt and it does not I see red, is it normal? They recommended that I take anti-inflammatories and ice the area but I don't know if that's okay, do I?

  16.   Luisa said

    Hi, I did the Helix piercing in April of this year and I changed the piece 3 times and I have a silver one because they told me that with that it heals much faster but sometimes it hurts and my ear turns red, someone knows that I have to do to heal me and it doesn't hurt anymore

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Luisa!

      The truth is that we should not change the piece so many times. Because a piercing can take several months to be fully healed. Therefore, it can be normal that your ear is still red, since perhaps the healing process is not completely completed. We must be patient and always follow the instructions given to us at the time of piercing.

      You will see how little by little, everything happens, if not, consult a professional who can see it for you!
      A greeting!

  17.   MABEL said

    Hello, I wanted to ask you for guidance on what I can do with my infected piercing, I have already had it done for almost 7 months and not long ago I found it with some pus and also a small ball of meat, I have always had this war. I wanted to know if there is any piercing that helps to avoid this type of problem ????

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Mabel!

      The basic thing in this case is to continue doing the cures as indicated. Sometimes some may take a little longer to fully heal. The meatball is a kind of scar, with which you also have to be patient. Dermatologists say it will go away in time. If not, you will have to go to your doctor to prescribe a corticosteroid cream, if that is the case.

      You will see how it is solved!

  18.   Gabriel said

    Hello Susana Godoy, I wanted to ask you a question, 5 days ago I had the helix done, and I heal myself several times a day with the recommended products, neutral soap and physiological serum, but I wanted to know how many more days my ear will be red and swollen , I mean get it back to normal!

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Gabriel!

      The truth is that you still have a little bit ahead of you. It is not to discourage you, but quite the opposite, so that you see that it is something habitual. For its total healing can take more than two or three months. During that time, the inflammation and the reddish color will decrease. But we must be careful with friction, so as not to take steps backwards. You continue with the care, which is essential.

      It is just a little patience, I tell you from experience!
      A greeting!

  19.   Silvia said

    Hello, I got the piercing 3 days ago (with a needle and a piece of surgical metal), I have cleaned it as they have told me (2 times a day soap and water and physiological soil moving it a little back and forth. Well the same color, but when I turn on the light of the mobile it looks swollen, purple around it, and slightly white where the piece is. It does not hurt or anything only that it is more swollen and I am afraid that it will get worse, I have already been putting chamomile They told me that it helps to reduce inflammation in the area, and that way chamomile has not helped me much I am very afraid, please I need someone's opinion.

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Silvia!

      Like some of your colleagues, I will tell you that you have only been with the piercing for a short time. So it is totally common that you have something reddish in color or that you look somewhat swollen. The only thing is that you follow the instructions that they gave you at the time of getting the piercing. Now you just need a little patience. I know it is complicated, but you will see how that inflammation does not go away, but quite the opposite as the days go by. It is better that you do not look at it every moment, because surely you will find more 'buts'. 🙂

      Cheer up!
      A greeting.

  20.   Lili said

    Hello. 15 days ago I had a cartilage piercing almost at the tip of my ear, (I don't know if this is also called Helix) the fact is that I wanted to wear a very specific type of jewel that is like a kind of spear or lace . Now I think that the truth is too big and the tip of it is covering the outer hole of the perforation, so I don't see the healing well and since they recommended me not to move the jewel, I don't know if the serum or the water is good for me to that area because it is covered. There are days it hurts and it's red but other days it's normal. I am also concerned if the size of the jewel can affect the healing…Any recommendations for so many doubts? ?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello lili!

      One of the first recommendations that I give you is to be patient. It is still very early, since you have done the piercing. So it is totally normal that it hurts and that it is red or somewhat inflamed. You always follow the recommendations that have been indicated to you. Even if you can't see the hole itself, the serum is sure to reach every corner.

      Even though you can't see the scarring right now, as you say, you do feel it. From what you tell us, it is only for days that you may notice some discomfort. So, I tell you, you are on the right track. You will see how soon you will notice it much better and your doubts will be dispelled.

      If not, here we will be happy to hear from you.
      Regards!

  21.   Alberto said

    Hello Susana, a greeting. I had the helix done more than a month ago and I have had no complications (no perforation has ever been complicated). I take care of it constantly and such.

    But just now (cleaning it) I just pulled the piercing out hooking it with something. It was strong and fast, but I managed to stop myself. A little blood came out and close up, from behind, you can see the wound. It is minimal but I want to know what care is recommended to avoid an infection in this new wound. I imagine I will have to wait even longer to change the piece, which was my plan, right?

    Thank you very very much

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Alberto!

      The truth is that, it is fortunate that you have never had any type of complication in the piercings, because you see that it is the most common. Better this way, honestly, I'm glad.

      For now, it is better that you leave the piece in its place. If the wound is small, we can apply a gauze or hot compress (not too much) that you will have soaked in water with sea salt. Always better if it does not have iodine, because it can be irritating. Although you already know that a cotton swab in physiological saline is a good cleaning to avoid infections.

      I hope I have helped you and that he heals you without problem 🙂

      A greeting!

  22.   Amairani Trujillo said

    Hello, I took the helix for about 1 month and a half and the truth is that I no longer feel pain but I noticed that a small ball grew behind the earring and that ball seems to be full of some liquid that I can do to remove that or is it an infection ??

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hola!

      In new piercings, a series of meat balls may come out. We can say of them that it is a kind of scarring. If it is small, it is called a hypertrophic scar and if it continues to grow more it is a keloid. In both cases it can be removed or it will go away, depending on the type of scarring.
      But it is true that by not being able to see it, we will tell you that it is best to consult it. Do not worry, it is nothing serious or much less. But it is simply to be prescribed something and expel the pus that you may have in it.

      You will tell us!
      Thank you very much!

  23.   Sofia said

    Hello, 5 days ago I had two helix piercings in my left ear. The first days it was normal although it bled a little, but since yesterday I have a swollen and sore part, I also feel as if it were throbbing. I'm cleaning myself with saline solution two or three times a day but I don't know if I'm infected or normal. Help?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Sofia!

      You have only had the piercing for a short time, so if you are cleaning it as you say, the inflammation would be the most common. Having a little pain and a more reddish color are the most common symptoms as we mentioned. You will see how little by little it improves. If not, then you should see your doctor.

      But for the moment, you shouldn't worry!
      Thank you very much for your message.
      A greeting!

  24.   Magda said

    Hi! A few days ago I had the helix done, the problem is that yesterday while I was healing one of the balls fell off, I changed it for another but now my ear is red and it hurts a lot, it will be because of the movement I made to the piercing or another thing? Greetings!

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Magda!

      From what you say and for the short time you have been with the piercing, it is something totally normal. As I always say, it is a wound and it has not yet had time to heal. Try to continue cleaning it, as instructed. You will see that in a few days the pain subsides.

      Cheer up!
      A greeting!

      1.    Diana said

        Hi there! I had the Helix done about 4 months or so ago, I cured it every day the first month as instructed and then little by little I stopped curing it, and I hardly ever moved it, I have realized that I have a kind of scab or I do not know what is around the earring and I do not know if it is something bad or is it simple a scab that has formed when it stops healing, is it normal? And I have not removed it yet since I feel that 4 months is quite little and that it is still not fully cured, hence my question!

  25.   jocy said

    Hello, a month ago I did the helix, and it still has not healed me and I get matter. When I had the Helix done on my right ear, it healed after a week, but with the one I got on my left ear, no, it takes a long time and it hurts a lot, is that normal?
    I wait for an answer later

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hola!

      How is your wound going, better? Not all wounds are the same, so it is normal or common for one to heal quickly and perhaps another not. It can be due to many factors. But if it hurts a lot, it is best that you consult it.

      A greeting!

  26.   Veronica said

    Hi, this is going to surprise you since I did the helix almost ten years ago. I did it in a pharmacy (if it were now I would do it in a specialized site). The point is that I change it from time to time and it rarely gives me problems but sometimes when I wake up and have slept on that side, it bothers me a lot and if I touch the earring sometimes it also hurts. I do not have any lump or strange color, but is it normal that it depends on how I touch it, does it hurt, after so long? And another thing, taking off the earring to sleep at night and putting it on again the next day is a bad idea?
    Thank you so much!!
    Regards!

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hello Veronica!

      It is true that sometimes it gets more complicated than we might think. But it is also true that you have been around for a decade, so it is quite curious, if you will allow me. Perhaps because you simply had the most sensitive area, although you do not have an injury already, of course. After such a long time, I don't see any harm in removing it even for a few hours.

      I hope you can alleviate that night pain.
      A greeting!

      1.    Christian reyes said

        Good afternoon, honey, the helix piercing three days ago and when I clean it, a carachista comes out, I don't know if it's normal, but I'm afraid.

  27.   Enzo said

    Hello, I am about to turn one year from the day I got the helix piercing in my left ear. While I never stop being a little swollen around the piercing (not a keloid), I don't get better either. I follow the cleaning rules and the only thing I could be doing wrong is moving around in my sleep and maybe leaning a bit on the piercing, but can that delay healing that much? If so, would you have any advice? Because I have tried using the travel pillow and it doesn't work either.

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi, enzo!

      It is true that until the piercing is fully healed, sleeping on that side is not advised. But of course, we cannot control these position changes when we are asleep. You have to try. If you can choose to place a pillow or cushions that keep your head a little higher (always taking care of your neck), without getting as much imprisoned as the travel cushion.
      Surely you will soon get rid of the annoyances.
      A greeting!

  28.   Daniela said

    Hi
    I want to change my earring (which has the two balls that is like a half circle) and I cannot remove it, could you give me some advice to be able to unscrew
    Thank you.

  29.   White said

    Hi, just a week ago I made myself the helix. It hurts a little after I have washed it and when I touch it, but despite that I do not notice it.
    My question is that my ear has become inflamed and my earring is oozing.
    I already had a piercing that got infected and it hurt a lot.
    Do I have to clean it with something special? do i have infection?
    THANK YOU

  30.   Andrew said

    Good day!
    A month ago I became the forward helix. I still have it inflamed, a little red and the jewel ball has gotten into the hole turning it into a small fissure ... I tried to leave it without the ball for a few days but it did not work and I have put it back. I know it is not an infection because there is not much pain, fever or some strange symptoms; I am more concerned about the small fissure that I have because I had a blow, the area was inflamed and the jewel was already small with the inflammation ... I have discussed it with the professional who did it, he told me to wash with soap and water but also apply blastoestimulin .. I have started since yesterday to do it.
    Thank you,
    Stay tuned.

  31.   Gaby said

    Hi, I got the helix piercing 3 weeks ago, it still hurts and it's swollen, especially on the back it has a little lump, but there has been no pus or anything like that. It is normal? But when should the pain go away? Thanks <3

  32.   Ross said

    Hello, 10 days ago I did the helix piercing, it had not hurt or anything like that, today it hurt too much and I had to remove it, even after removing the piercing it still hurts, the earring hole is dripping a type of water and the area is very red and it hurts too much from the back

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Ross!

      Sorry for the delay. How are you doing with your piercing? It is true that sometimes it does not hurt and a typical friction in the area makes it the opposite and that the pain begins to make an appearance. I guess to remove it, the pain would be intense. Tell yourself that if there is no infection, the pain will be there until it actually heals. Because it is a wound and it can take several weeks.
      Yes, you should take care of it with the saline solution a couple of times a day. In addition to keeping it dry, to prevent moisture from bringing any bacteria with it.
      I hope it has improved during this time.

      A greeting.

  33.   flavia said

    Hi there! I need help please 🙁 5 days ago I had two helixes in each ear, at first everything was fine but since yesterday both ears have started to swell and the pain from the piercings is almost unbearable and it won't stop, now the pieces are too tight for me and I want to change them for some silver earrings (two years ago I made another helix and that one had a silver earring from the beginning and everything is fine) am I right? or should I do something else?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Flavia!

      On the one hand, tell you that with only 5 days it is usual for it to be swollen or hurt. Of course, if it's that unbearable, then you would have to go see it. What is advised is to clean it a couple of times a day, keep it dry and not move the piece, as far as possible.

      But going back to that pain, if your area is too swollen and you are very uncomfortable, it is always better to have it checked, in case there is an infection. Since then the healing will be a little slower. But it will heal, don't worry.

      I hope I could have helped you a little bit.
      A greeting.

  34.   Sofia said

    Hello. I did a helix and after a hit, it got infected. The doctor told me that I had produced cellulutis and I took it off to treat it. How long should I wait to get my piercing again?
    P.S. I have two helix in the other ear that have healed very well.

  35.   janna said

    Hello, I got the helix piercing 10 days ago and I put the earring on, when it heals well and heals well, will I be able to put on a thicker earring? Since the ring is very fine. I hope answer please

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Jhanna!

      Yes, you must wait a while for it to be fully healed. Otherwise, when placing the new earring you could cause a small injury. You already know that healing is a little long, although it also depends a lot on each body. Cheer up!

      Greetings and thank you.

  36.   lucia said

    Hello, I have been with the helix for about 5 days, sometimes I have a slight itch that although it disappears quickly, I am worried that it is the beginning of an infection or is it just part of the healing?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Lucia!

      I hope that you're better. Itching is also part of the process. As you can see, some of us get inflamed in the area and others start to sting or itch. If it doesn't go away and you have no other symptoms, then don't worry.

      Greetings and thank you.

  37.   Mariajo said

    Hello, 8 days ago I got the Helix piercing, I wear a steel labret. It is the first 6 days I have had hardly any pain or problems. I cure it 2 times a day, one with physiological saline and another with hypoallergenic neutral soap, I am very careful not to sleep on the side of the earring, I always wear my hair in a bun so as not to jerk.
    Yesterday afternoon I began to notice a bit of inflammation and today I woke up with my ear more inflamed, I have no discharge or pus. I have continued with my normal care. Is it normal for it to have swollen if the first few days it did not give me problems? Can I have an infection?

    1.    Susana godoy said

      Hi Mariajo!
      How are you? Has the inflammation already gotten better? Tell you that it can be totally normal. You have taken care to the letter, but that does not prevent our body from sometimes reacting in the form of inflammation, redness or a little pain. I tell you from experience. Maybe you will even have it for a few days, but if it does not go to more, it will be a good sign.

      Greetings and thanks 🙂

  38.   Silvia Velasquez said

    Hello. 15 days ago I had the helix piercing, I have not cleaned it, nor have I turned it. Do I need to take any special care? can i rotate it? How soon can I change the jewel? Thank you

  39.   Eva said

    Hello, 2 days ago I did the helix, it hardly bothers me but it's red, it has very little swelling and it's a bit hot... is it normal?