Potential risks include infections (or even breast abscess formation), nerve damage, bleeding, hematoma (a blood-filled cyst), allergic reactions, nipple cysts, and keloid scarring (raised, red scarring). Unfortunately, nipple piercing is also associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, and even HIV.
Similarly one may ask, is it possible to pull a nerve out of your nipple?
“[It’s] highly unlikely she cut a nerve,” he tells Men’s Health. The reason is a little complex, but Glatter says there isn’t one single nerve that leads to the nipple. “Branches from the sixth intercostal nerve supply the lower part of the breast but there is typically no direct branch to the nipple itself,” he says.
Likewise, people ask, what are the disadvantages of nipple piercings?
Nipple piercing can be dangerous. They can lead to infections, nerve damage, bleeding, hematoma, allergic reactions, nipple cysts, and keloid scar tissue. Unfortunately, nipple piercings are also associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, and even HIV.
Do nipple piercings get infected easily?
Infection is most often caused by frequently touching the piercing site. This can introduce bacteria to the delicate tissue, which increases your risk for infection. Because of the piercing’s location, tight clothing may easily catch onto or irritate the piercing.
Nipple piercings, at the end of the day, are kind of as close as you can get to the perfect body mod: they look rad, they don’t require too much aftercare and healing time, they’re easy to cover up when needed, and once you’re over them, all you have to do is take them out. Bottom line: It’s all worth it.
Does it affect/improve sensitivity? Personal experience says no, but for many women, whose piercings have healed nicely, their nipple sensitivity increased dramatically. … Of course, you have to live with the fact that your nipples will be out of action while they heal.
The sea salt is so important because it rinses out the inside of the piercing and pulls out the trapped drainage that started the healing bump in the first place. You want to soak it a minimum of three times a day with a maximum of ten times. You can also purchase Tea Tree Oil to help eliminate a healing bump.
After the first few days your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust‘ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.
Lin tells us that early signs may be subtle, but will likely include redness, warmth, swelling, discharge, and sensitivity around the piercing. … White fluid or crust, on the other hand, is normal — it’s called lymph fluid, and it’s a sign that your body is healing.