Table of Contents
- 1 Is it normal for belly button piercing to scab?
- 2 How do I know my belly button piercing is healing?
- 3 What does a crusty belly button piercing mean?
- 4 What can you not do after getting your bellybutton pierced?
- 5 What does a rejecting Belly piercing look like?
- 6 How do I know if my piercing is healing correctly?
- 7 How do I know when my piercing is healed?
- 8 Can I just leave my piercing alone?
- 9 What happens to the skin after a belly button piercing?
- 10 Which is better for belly button piercing titanium or stainless steel?
During the healing period, you can expect a bit of a white/yellow crust to form around/behind your jewelry. This crust is really just skin cells that have helped in healing your piercing and have now formed a bit of a scab around it. This doesn’t mean it’s infected, it’s just in the process of healing!
Pain and swelling right after a piercing are common. It is important to monitor how symptoms change. If symptoms, such as pain, steadily improve, the piercing is probably healing normally. If a person suddenly experiences new symptoms, especially after a period of few or no symptoms, this can signal an infection.
You may also have some clear discharge that dries and forms a crystal-like crust around the piercing. These symptoms should get better over time. Two of the most common complications are bacterial infections and allergic reactions.
Is it normal for a belly button piercing to be red and crusty?
If your belly button is “leaking” clear or colored discharge or blood, you may have a bacterial, fungal, or yeast infection. Crusty skin, strong odor, itching, and redness are also signs of infection. If discharge and crust stick around after you wash your belly button, you should see your doctor.
Should I pick the crust off my piercing?
Due to the type of puncture wound a piercing is, it’s important to remove the crust that develops around your earring or on the outside of your piercing. An infection will only happen if you pick at the scab with unclean hands as this is how bacteria and germs get introduced to the open wound.
After you’ve been pierced
- 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.
What does a rejecting Belly piercing look like?
Signs that a piercing is migrating and possibly being rejected include: 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.
How do I know if my piercing is healing correctly?
During Healing: You may note some itching at the site. You may note whitish-yellow fluid that is not pus. This fluid coats jewelry and forms a crust when it dries. After Healing: Sometimes jewelry will not move freely within the piercing tract.
What does an infected piercing look like?
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.
What should I do if my belly button piercing is red and crusty?
How to treat an infected belly button piercing
- Clean the area with gentle antibacterial soap, and dry it with a clean towel twice a day, morning and night.
- Apply an antibiotic ointment two times a day after the area is cleaned.
How do I know when my piercing is healed?
Most people can tell their piercing has healed when there is no redness, the tissue feels normal in the area of the piercing and the normal healing discharge (crust that gathers on the jewelry) has subsided,” he said. “A piercing becoming permanent, where jewelry can be removed for hours or days, is never guaranteed.”
Can I just leave my piercing alone?
MYTH: It’s OK to remove jewelry soon after getting a piercing. For most piercings, the jewelry needs to stay in place for quite a while so your piercing can heal and not immediately close up. As long as everything is healing smoothly, it’s usually best to leave the new piercing alone.
This means that once you get your belly button piercing, new skin cells will form around the outside of the pierced hole. These cells then travel down the tunnel formed by the piercing until it all gets covered.
Do you need antibiotics for a belly button piercing?
You may need antibiotics, especially if the infection is spreading. If you think that your belly button piercing is infected, don’t ignore the symptoms and hope the infection goes away on its own. You want to treat it before it develops into an abscess or spreads to your abdomen.
Which is the next stage of belly button healing?
Epitheliazation and Angiogenesis. Epitheliazation is the next step that occurs in the belly button piercing healing stages. This happens when the body tries to create a new epithelium (or even the new skin) after laying down the new basal cells.
Surgical Stainless Steel: Surgical steel is a bit cheaper than titanium and is a very common metal used for body jewelry. It is safe to use, but it is not 100% biocompatible like titanium is.