Does having a cartilage piercing make your ear get dried?

I have my cartilage piercing for a while now and today i decided to take it out to clean it..;. it is the first time i taken it out and it seems like my ear has really gotten dried out and for some reason it looks like it has died.... i cleaned it and left it out for a while and nothing changed.. its like a browny... show more I have my cartilage piercing for a while now and today i decided to take it out to clean it..;. it is the first time i taken it out and it seems like my ear has really gotten dried out and for some reason it looks like it has died.... i cleaned it and left it out for a while and nothing changed.. its like a browny flaky skin at times
please help
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