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.
Considering this, what happens if you over clean a piercing?
NEVER knock the piercing or fiddle with it. OVER CLEANING WILL CAUSE INFECTION ! Showering as usual counts as cleaning your piercing so no further action is necessary. You do not need aftercare lotion because your body will heal your piercing naturally so please do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
Moreover, how do you clean a new belly button piercing?
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.
Give it a Rest
First things first – do not attempt to clean your piercing right away when you get home. In fact, don’t touch your piercing or the area around it for the first 24 hours after you’ve had your piercing done. The area will still likely be painful, and you need to let the piercing settle down a bit.
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.
Leave any crust alone.
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.
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.
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.
Sleep on your back and sides for the first few weeks after your piercing. This helps to ensure that you don’t apply uncomfortable pressure on your piercing by sleeping on your stomach, while it’s still new and sensitive.
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.
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.