Irritated piercings and infected piercings are two very different issues. Inflamed tissue will appear red and may be sensitive to the touch. Simply leaving the area alone may ease the irritation. This typically subsides within a few days without treatment.
Thereof, does getting your nipple pierced make it more sensitive?
Does the piercing make your nipples more sensitive? … The nervous system is what makes your nipples sensitive, he explains, so it doesn’t really make them more sensitive, but it does make them stick out more and makes you more aware of them, so for some, this is more than enough to make a noticeable difference.
Also, can nipple piercing cause nerve damage?
Potential risks include infections (or even breast abscess formation), nerve damage, bleeding, hematoma (a blood-filled cyst), allergic reactions, nipple cysts, and keloid scarring (raised, red scarring). Unfortunately, nipple piercing is also associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, and even HIV.
Why does my nipple piercing still get crusty?
If you just had your body pierced and you start to notice a crusty material around the piercing site, don’t worry. 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.
Dr. Lin tells us that early signs may be subtle, but will likely include redness, warmth, swelling, discharge, and sensitivity around the piercing. … White fluid or crust, on the other hand, is normal — it’s called lymph fluid, and it’s a sign that your body is healing.
The most important consideration is moisture buildup; wear a bra that allows your skin to breathe. If you sweat, remove your bra, cleanse your piercing, and then don a new bra. … The little ring isn’t going to make that much of a difference in cup size, and a snug bra will feel better during the healing process.
You should be okay to breastfeed because nipple piercings typically don’t damage milk production. … After giving birth, these glands produce milk whether or not you have a piercing. But while having a nipple piercing doesn’t stop the production of milk, having a piercing could slightly interfere with your milk flow.
Nipple piercing can be dangerous. They can lead to infections, nerve damage, bleeding, hematoma, allergic reactions, nipple cysts, and keloid scar tissue. Unfortunately, nipple piercings are also associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, and even HIV.
The nipple piercing will indeed close up after years. Even if you’ve had the piercing for a few years, if you don’t wear the ring or the barbell, the hole will close fast, and within a few days.
Tea tree oil should not be used as piercing aftercare. The best thing for piercing aftercare is a simple saline solution ( a mix of non-iodized sea salt and distilled water) to wash the piercing and nothing else.