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.
Likewise, people ask, is my belly button piercing infected or healing?
You must wash your piercing twice daily with a salt solution and clean cotton swab to prevent bacterial growth and infection. Many people, however, mistake signs of healing for an infected belly button. You may experience persistent redness around the belly button and soreness that is simply a symptom of healing.
Consequently, how do I get rid of the dark ring around my belly button piercing?
Rub the scar with a mixture of tea tree and coconut oil.
- Repeat this process for three months, or until the scar has disappeared.
- You can also add other essential oils like jojoba oil, emu oil, or helichrysum oil to the mixture to get rid of your belly piercing scars.
How do you know if your body is rejecting a belly piercing?
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.
Are you supposed to feel the bar in your belly button piercing?
I can feel the bar to my navel piercing through my skin. Is this ok? I can feel the bar under my skin, if you look at a navel curve you can see that they aren’t that deep. As long as you can’t see the bar through your skin and it doesn’t seem to have moved it’s probably ok.
Should I clean the crust off my piercing?
Crusting after body piercing is perfectly normal—this is just the result of your body trying to heal itself. 1? Dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air. While perfectly normal, these crusties do need to be cleaned carefully and thoroughly whenever you notice them.
Why is my belly piercing hole getting bigger?
If you notice the holes at the piercing sites getting bigger, you should watch for other signs of rejection. This is a common one and it might be one you’ll only notice if you pay close attention to your navel.
Can you shower right after getting your belly button pierced?
Showering with a New Belly Button Piercing
You should never soap up a new belly piercing directly, because soap can dry out your skin and irritate a new piercing. It’s okay if sudsy water runs over your belly button piercing when you’re showering, but you should wash it exclusively with sea salt solution.
Does Belly piercing close fast?
Fresh belly piercings tend to close quickly. If you’ve had one for years, it can close in a few weeks, but for some people it can take longer. Make sure you clean the area regularly until it’s fully healed. If you want to keep your piercing for the long term, put jewelry in it all the time.
How can I make my belly piercing heal faster?
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.
Can you Repierce the same belly button hole?
If so, it’s advisable to not re-pierce this area as the skin is traumatized; rejection can re-occur, and tearing is likely. Luckily, you have both a top and bottom area of your belly button that can be pierced, if it’s not recommended that you pierce the old scar tissue.
Does belly button piercing leave a hole?
Yeah, you probably have visible holes where the piercing used to be even though it’s closed up to the point where you can no longer fit jewellery through it, but that’s okay.
Can you get rid of belly button piercing hole?
Surgically closing up belly button piercings is a remarkably straightforward procedure on the part of the patient and requires only a local anesthetic. From there, we will remove whatever tiny amounts of tissue are necessary to close up the hole without putting tension on the skin.