Symptoms of an infected belly button piercing
- severe swelling with pain and redness.
- yellow, green, gray, or brown discharge that has an odor.
- red lines that radiate from the piercing site.
- fever, chills, dizziness, upset stomach, or vomiting.
Furthermore, what are the side effects of a belly button piercing?
Belly Button Piercing Risks
- Infection. A piercing on your belly button is more likely to get infected than other body parts because of its shape. …
- Tearing. If your jewelry catches on things, it could tear your skin. …
- Allergic reaction . This is often due to nickel in the jewelry.
- Scarring. …
- Migration or rejection.
Just so, how do I know if my piercing is infected?
Your piercing might be infected if:
- the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour)
- there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow.
- you feel hot or shivery or generally unwell.
Will a belly button piercing infection go away on its own?
While most belly button piercings heal without issues, bacteria can infect the area before healing is complete. Infections are usually minor. Symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling, and improving hygiene can help. Complete healing can take 9–12 months.
Though it usually disappears by the time you’re born, sometimes it remains. You might not notice it, but if it’s completely open, your navel may be wet as urine flows up and even leaks out. Your doctor will do surgery to repair the problem.
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.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
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During the healing process, you should do the following:
- 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.
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When to remove a piercing
If a new piercing is infected, it is best not to remove the earring. Removing the piercing can allow the wound to close, trapping the infection within the skin. For this reason, it is advisable not to remove an earring from an infected ear unless advised by a doctor or professional piercer.
Gently pat dry the affected area with clean gauze or a tissue. Then apply a small amount of an over-the-counter antibiotic cream (Neosporin, bacitracin, others), as directed on the product label. Turn the piercing jewelry a few times to prevent it from sticking to the skin.
Minor pierced ear infections can be treated at home. With proper care, most will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks.