is it safe to leave a sterilized nail in my 4 mnth pierced ear?

Ilost my gage and i need to keep my ear from closing. Its a 10 so ive got a sterilzed nail in there. Is it safe to keep in until i buy another gage?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As long as it was properly sterilized and you keep the area clean you should be fine temporarily, but I don't recommend leaving it in there. It could rust and you really don't want that in your ear. Just get a new gauge soon and you will be okay.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it's sterilized, theoretically it should be ok, but the metal may be anodized (I think that's the word) or coated with nickel or another metal, which may be absorbed into your bloodstream and could be harmful. I am not sure of the terminology, but that would be my concern. The metal content/mix of the nail.

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