It’s very important to clean your belly button piercing while it’s healing. That means cleaning it one to two times a day for four to six weeks. You should also make sure you clean your piercing after sweating. Sweat can irritate the wound, as well as washing in other dirt, so clean it away promptly.
Then, what is the gooey stuff coming out of my belly button piercing?
It’s normal for a white or yellow-colored fluid (not pus) to ooze from your new piercing. This may form a crust that can itch or feel tight. Try not to pick at it, since that will cause the area to bleed. This crust will come off on its own as your piercing heals.
People also ask, can I put Vaseline on my belly piercing?
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing.
Should I clean my belly button piercing the first day?
You should do it once that first day. After that, aim for twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening before bed. The saltwater will help break down the crust that may form over the area that has been pierced. Plus, it’s a great cleanser and natural healer.
Signs of infection include: severe swelling with pain and redness. yellow, green, gray, or brown discharge that has an odor. red lines that radiate from the piercing site.
As long as you can’t see the bar through your skin and it doesn’t seem to have moved it’s probably ok. Not necessarily. It would be easier to judge if you posted a picture. I can feel the bar though my skin if I pinch it a little, and everyone’s anatomy is different.
Areas of the body, including the armpits or feet, are more likely to become moist with sweat and smell. This is because bacteria break down the sweat and create a waste product that has a strong odor. If the belly button has trapped dead skin and sweat, it is likely to smell sweaty.
To make sure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible, wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Don’t soak your piercing in any water (other than saline solution) until it’s fully healed.
While the more obvious way to clean out the belly button is to dig in with a washcloth during a shower, many dermatologists recommend also using an astringent, like witch hazel or alcohol, and a cotton swab. They suggest cleaning the belly button when you shower in addition to using an astringent at least once a week.
Make sure you look for a solution that has no preservatives and is labeled as an “iso-tonic saline” or “0.9% sterile solution.” Avoid saline solutions that are meant to be used for nasal irrigation and contact lens solution, as they contain preservatives that could irritate your piercing.