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Make sure the skin around it looks normal, and clean off any dried crust/blood with a cotton swab. If any problems occur, don’t hesitate to contact your piercer! Here are a few things that may occur that are totally normal: It’s typical for a brand-new piercing to bleed a little bit for the first few days/week.
Why is my belly button piercing red?
When a piercing is new, it’s normal to see some swelling, redness, or discoloration around the site. 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.
When does a navel piercing start rejecting?
Rejection usually happens in the weeks and months following a new piercing, but it can also happen years, even decades, later. If you bump your old piercing in an odd way or have an infection that kicks your immune system into overdrive, you might suddenly see signs of migration and rejection.
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.
Why do navel piercings take so long to heal?
However, this may cause the hole to close. It can take anywhere from nine months to a year for a belly button piercing to fully heal. This is because of the constant movement associated with the location. Keeping the area as bacteria-free as possible is essential to healing.
Can I change my belly piercing after 2 months?
Most piercers recommend waiting at least three months before changing your belly ring for the first time. However, it can take much longer, depending on your skin type, aftercare, and hygiene. If you feel the ring sticks on the skin inside, you need to wait with the jewelry change.
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.
How do I know if I have a belly button infection?
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.
How do I get my piercing to stop itching?
Gently pat dry the affected area with clean gauze or a tissue. Then apply a small amount of an over-the-counter antibiotic cream (Neosporin, bacitracin, others), as directed on the product label. Turn the piercing jewelry a few times to prevent it from sticking to the skin.
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.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
Can I have the skin around my navel pierced?
Technically, anyone can have the skin around their navel pierced, however, anatomically, not everyone is setup to heal a navel piercing. In order for a navel to heal properly it must have a good lip of skin above the navel (or in some cases, below) with space both behind and below the lip for the jewelry to sit without pressure.
Is it normal to have yellow discharge from a piercing?
Clear or very light yellow discharge is normal in a healing piercing. If you have one of the clear signs of infection, you should start treating immediately to prevent further complications like abscess formation. If you think your piercing might be infected, do not remove the jewelry.
In other words, a navel piercing may look healed after three to six weeks, but it can take 6 months to a year to fully heal, no matter how good it looks on the outside. Because it takes 6 to 12 months for a navel piercing to fully heal, it is very common to experience redness, soreness/pain, and swelling for up to a year.
Is it normal to have redness around a belly button piercing?
The piercing is red or pink. As long as it is not inflamed or painful, this is normal. It’s normal to see red or pink skin for up to a year. There is some itchiness in the first few weeks. Clear discharge or puss that dries and forms a crust around the holes. Some discoloration. You may be sore for up to a year. This is normal.