*DreamDemon here..* This is actually a post about my little brother... we pierced his ears about a month ago, and put 16g CBB's in them. He really likes the way they look (our parents are another story ) but is looking forward to going up some gauges. Anyway that's not the point. The problem he's having is that on his right earlobe mostly around the top of the hole is like a bump, for lack of a better word. It's not on the outside tho, it's not visible, but you can feel it and it's always scabby around the hole. At first I told him to just keep doing seasalt with it, and all that, but now he's telling me that it pops... yeah, yuck. And puss and blood come out. Now, I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that's not a good thing. I dunno what to tell him, and we have no clue what it is. I'm pretty sure it's not a keloid or hypertonic scarring (both discussed in other threads when I searched). So I guess my questions are "What is it? How can we fix it?" Almighty Buttons, I'm counting on your expertise (sp?). Sorry for such a long post, but any help would be appreciated!