A member asked:

My two week old belly piercing isred and hurts a little. people say its infected but its not creating a yellow or green puss and doesn't smell, is it?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

The cardinal signs of inflammation are warmth, redness, pain, swelling. You have at least 2 of these and should get this looked at by a doctor before the infection, if present, begins to spread and becomes severe. May require removal of the piercing.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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Dr. Scott Bolhack answered

Specializes in Wound care

This should be seen by a clinician. 'people' may be correct and this is infected. You may also be reacting to the piercing material also.

Answered Dec 30, 2012



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