Stretched Ears

So, about a month ago, I stretched my ears from 6g to 4g. In the past week or so, my ears started leaking this clear, odorless fluid, which crusts over. It's sticky sometimes, as well. My ears don't hurt or itch, but they swell up a little when they're crusty. I wash them with warm water every day, and it doesn't smell/isn't yellow so it doesn't look like an infection. I've read somewhere that it could be a lymph node acting up? Last night I did a sea salt soak and changed my tunnels, it's helped a little bit. Does anyone else have any insight to this? Thanks!