I would like to know what I should do. Should I leave them be or if I pull the earring out will the hole close completely?
I Just Had my Infants Ears Pierced and the Whole is Too High. It Has Been Less Than 24 Hours?
Doctor Answers (5)
If the piercing is less than 2-3 weeks then removing the ear ring will cause the hole to close
Ear Piercing Too High
If it has been less than 24 hours, removing the earring should allow for the hole to close without a problem. There has not been enough time for the hole to line itself with what is essentially skin. Therefore remove it as soon as you can. If even a week has passed, it would still be worth trying to take it out. At the very worst, there will be a hole there that is not used.
Thanks and good luck,
Michael Kim, MD
Earring hole too high
If you are unhappy with the ear hole position and it wsa just done, you can remove the earring and let it heal. I would then wait a fwe months before having it repierced.
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Let the hole close, then repeat.
If less than 4 days, you can remove the earring and the hole will close. You can re-pierce the ear in 10-14 days.
Poorly pierced ears
If it has been less than 4 days just take out the piercing: the hole will close with minimal scarring. The longer you wait the worse the scar will be.
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