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Belly button piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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How should I clean a belly button piercing?

How should I clean a belly button piercing?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Clean the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton ball three times per day. ...Read more

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Heard belly button piercing hurts when u r fat?

Not needed: You do not need to get a piercing. Fat or skinny, it is a useless practice. ...Read more

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How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

Guidelines: Please get a trusted friend/family member 16 or older to ask questions per HealthTap policy. Good, important question. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

Check for infection: If the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out, ...Read more

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Please tell me how much is belly button piercing?

INAPPROPRIATE QUESTI: This is not a medical question and price of piercing of belly button may vary from place to place and deoends on who does it and where you live. ...Read more

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Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Navel Piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store.

An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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How long until I can swim with my belly button piercing?

How long until I can swim with my belly button piercing?

Advice from one link: "Pools with chlorine or sea water filled with impurities may react with your piercing to cause an infection. If you really have to go swimming, do not go for at least three weeks and try using a waterproof bandage. Keep an eye on it when you're in the pool/sea to make sure it doesn't fall off." Ref: https://www. Quora. Com/How-long-should-I-wait-before-going-swimming-after-getting-after-getting-a-b ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal?

How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal?

Healing: It usually will look pretty good after 2 weeks, however your body is will repair the area for 6 months. ...Read more

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How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

See answer: No more pain, no more swelling, no more redness, . ..The same as when a person has their ears pierced. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of care should I give my new belly button piercing?

What kind of care should I give my new belly button piercing?

Care for piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small a ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

Bleedin body piercin: It means that you should have been smart enough not to have gotten the piercing originally. Sometimes when the piercing is done, a small blood vessel can be nicked which does not easily close. You must remove whatever ornament you have hung on yourself and let it heal, and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a belly button piercing to fully heal?

How long does it take for a belly button piercing to fully heal?

2 weeks: Usually if the skin is healthy and there is no infection present then you can expect the skin to heal within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you explain how much is a belly button piercing dangerous?

Exposure: You have the potential for exposure to both bacterial and viral infections. This all depends on who is doing the piercing and how sterile (clean) the equipment is. ...Read more

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Could you explain how much are belly button piercing putting you at health risk?

Infection: All piercings can put you at risk for both bacterial and viral infections depending on who is doing the piercing and how sterile (clean) the equipment is that is used. ...Read more

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There is a small white circle around on the top hole of my belly button piercing. Is this normal? . I've had it for around a month if that helps

There is a small white circle around on the top hole of my belly button piercing. Is this normal? . I've had it for around a month if that helps

Belly button pierce: Do you have the piercing a month or the white circle for a month. It can be just healing or the beginning of a tinea infection or just normal for you. A picture would help. :) ...Read more

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Can I use bactine on a belly button piercing?

Piercing: Hello. Yes you can use bactine on the piercing site. ...Read more

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What to do about infected belly button piercing?

Infected navel: Piercing. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Seek medical care for infected piercing. ...Read more

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Can I use hibiclens on my belly button piercing?

Can I use hibiclens on my belly button piercing?

Yes: Hibiclens is chlorhexidine gluconate.
Make sure you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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What do I do when my belly button piercing is swollen?

What do I do when my belly button piercing is swollen?

See your MD, Infected: It may be infected and you should see your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an infected belly button piercing?

What is the best way to treat an infected belly button piercing?

See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. This type of infection can potentially be very dangerous due to its location. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and exercise with a belly button piercing?

Yes: A belly button piercing and exercising are ok to do simultaneously. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


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