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I got my belly button peirced 4 days ago and it's been itching it's a little red and swollen now it's bruising , is this normal ??

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Infected?: No, it's not normal.to have redness, swelling and bruising of area after piercingAre you uptodate with tetanus toxoid? Keep area clean and dry. It should be open to air for 20 min twice a day.. if no improvement in 2 days, you may need antibiotics.
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