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Blowout is a not-too-technical term for a condition that can plague those who are fans of gauging their ears or other pierced body parts. When overstretched, the fistula, or flesh tunnel is sometimes forced out the back of the piercing which leaves the hole looking pinker and lumpier than it ought to. If you suffer from blowout, the first thing to do is put in smaller jewelry immediately! If you fail in this, the blowout will become harder to deal with the more you ignore it. Extra-virgin olive oil can help to soften up the flesh, and you can then use pressure to force the fistula back into place.

Blowout may seem like a minor malady, but if left untreated, the surgery you will eventually require to have it fixed will run you a pretty penny. Better to be safe than sorry in the realm of body modification.

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