I am sure you've all answered this before, I have had a scroll down but I can't find the solution. But literally about the passed week the back of my ear has become very irritated, sore and dry. I am hoping it's just an allergic reaction to the nitrile o ring as I am wearing a surgical steel tunnel, I have had no problems with the steel, it's the only material my ear just doesn't reject.
At the moment I am just wearing the tunnel without a back on it because my ear gets itchy and inflamed when I put the black o ring back on it but alas when I go to bed it almost falls out. I would wear a double flared tunnel but it's quite a fresh stretch. I am running out of ideas I don't know where I can even find silicone o rings from tried online and my piercing shops in my area.
As for my care I wash my ear daily with just tepid water and a cotton ball, and then once a week I wash with fragrance free antibacterial soap and make sure I wash away the remainder. And I finally massage vitamin E oil twice a day.
Sorry for the stupid post that I am sure you've seen 1000 times but any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!