Is it normal for your belly button piercing to hurt?

In the days after you receive your belly piercing, you’ll most likely feel some discomfort, including swelling, throbbing, and some aching. This is normal. If the pain becomes too much to bear, speak to a medical professional.

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Moreover, how can I make my belly button piercing stop hurting?

Disinfect the area with a saline compress.

A saline press is another way to wash and disinfect your belly button piercing that will also reduce pain or other irritation from infection. Dissolve a quarter teaspoon of salt into a cup or so of water that is warm, but safe to touch.

Consequently, how do I know when my belly button piercing is healed? If your piercing is healed, the skin should be the same color as the rest of the skin on your stomach surrounding the piercing. Red or pink skin indicates that your belly button piercing is still healing or is experiencing irritation. Check your navel ring for dried crusts.

Thereof, how long will my belly button piercing be bruised?

A Normal Piercing… May be tender, itchy, or bruised for a few weeks. May be slightly red. Redness may persist for several months to a full year in a navel piercing.

Should you move your belly button piercing?

Caring for Your Belly Button Piercing

Just leave it alone and let it heal except for when you need to move it around a little bit to clean it. Similarly, you should wear loose clothing that won’t irritate the piercing area in the healing process.

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.

Do belly button piercing get infected easily?

A piercing on your belly button is more likely to get infected than other body parts because of its shape. It’s easy for bacteria to hole up inside it. If the piercing needle wasn’t sterile, there’s a chance you could get serious infections like hepatitis or tetanus.

How long will my piercing be sore?

So as long as you’ve been extra careful with your new piercing, you can expect about a week of soreness, but if you experience lingering soreness longer than a week or so, you know where to go!

When can I switch my belly ring?

three months

When’s the earliest you can change your belly ring?

around 4 weeks

Can I sleep on my side after a belly button piercing?

Don’t Sleep on the 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.

Does a belly button piercing bruise?

It is normal to have some discomfort, bleeding, and bruising after getting your navel pierced, but you should also look out for signs of a possible infection. When a navel piercing gets infected, there is usually severe swelling and redness around the piercing site.

Why is my belly piercing still bruised?

As for the bruising, that is likely the fault of a bad piercer and/or a dull needle. Not using one clean motion and wiggling a needle around or twisting it from an inexperienced piercer will cause bruises. Having a dull needle may rip skin instead of poking a smooth hole in it causing bruises.

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