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.
Also know, are you supposed to clean your belly button piercing?
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.
Just so, 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.
What should you avoid after getting your bellybutton pierced?
After you’ve been pierced
- Avoid hot tubs, pools, and lakes. Your wound can come into contact with bacteria in the water.
- Opt for clean, loose-fitting clothing. Tight garments can irritate the area and trap bacteria.
- Protect the piercing. …
- Avoid the sun to prevent sunburns.
It is recommended that you do not wear high waisted jeans to your piercing appointment. Unless you pull them down to a degree, they’ll obstruct the piercing site. After you have your belly button pierced, high waisted jeans would compress the new, sore site and potentially snag your jewelry.
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.
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.
If symptoms, such as pain, steadily improve, the piercing is probably healing normally. If a person suddenly experiences new symptoms, especially after a period of few or no symptoms, this can signal an infection.
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.