Cleaning your piercing is important, both to prevent and treat an infection. Experts recommend cleaning a piercing no more than twice each day. Use a saltwater mixture (1/2 tsp sea salt per 1 cup of water) to help remove any dried healing secretions. Follow with a mild antibacterial soap and water cleansing.
Then, should I move my belly button piercing while cleaning?
After about two days clean it with anti bacterial soap and a salt water solution. DO NOT move it around or play with it, doing this irritates the piercing.
Also, how do you know if your belly button piercing is healing?
Distinguishing between signs of infection and regular healing can be difficult. Pain and swelling right after a piercing are common. It is important to monitor how symptoms change. If symptoms, such as pain, steadily improve, the piercing is probably healing normally.
Can you shower with a new belly button piercing?
Stay away from unclean water.
Just like you should avoid taking a bath and instead take a shower, you should also avoid other pools or collections of water. Water areas like swimming pools, hot tubs, and lakes and rivers should be avoided during the first year after your initial piercing.
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing.
When you get a new piercing you should never sleep on the piercing side. For example, if you get a belly button piercing, you should not sleep on your stomach. Try to sleep on your back.
Many piercers don’t recommend a flat stomach for a belly button piercing because a belly button piercing feels very tight on a flat stomach. On the other hand, If you have a fat and soft stomach then it totally fine, even you will feel very comfortable with a fat stomach.
First of all, just breathe. If you‘ve been diligent in your aftercare practices until now, then one missed day won’t spell the end of your piercing. … All you need to do is keep your piercing clean, understand the signs of healing, and refrain from touching the jewelry, and your piercing will be just fine.
The first cleaning should be done after shower but the last thing you do before you leave the bathroom. This will clean any hair/body products, or makeup that might have migrated to your piercing. Clean one more time during the day, and before you go to bed.
A daily saline wash kills bacteria in and around your piercing and keeps it clean, helping the healing process 1. The best way to do this is to soak your piercing in salt water for 10 minutes, typically by forming a suction seal between your belly and a cup of salt water.
During the inflammatory phase of healing, the permeability of the vessels increases, permitting fluid to accumulate in the tissue around the wound. This is when you may start to experience the signs of healing such as redness, soreness, drainage that is clear/white-ish in color, and swelling.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing. the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days. the jewelry becoming visible under the skin. the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.