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Blister Belly Piercing
I got my belly piercing 9 months ago. I now have a blister but no other signs of infection. I figured it's just rubbing from gym exercise. But help?
Contact Dermatitis: Localized itchy rash around area of metal belly piercing is concerning for a possible contact dermatitis. Contact allergens include metals (most commonly nickel), glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, etc. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing. ...Read more
Keep it clean!: Belly button pierces are in an often not-so-clean area of the body. Keep your navel jewelry clean (alcohol soak), keep your skin clean, and use Bacitracin on the pierce as it heals. Neosporin and mycitracin (triple antibiotic ointments) can cause an allergic reaction in as many as 10% of individuals that looks just like an infection, so avod these. Wash your hands before you touch the area! ...Read more
Irritation : Blood blisters most likely result from trauma or rubbing of the ornament on the skin. Infection is a concern if there is pain or swelling and the danger of piercing s close to or through cartilage of the ear is the risk of allowing skin bacteria to get into the cartilage which can produce difficult to treat infections and potential loss of normal cartilage resulting in ear deformities ...Read more
Clean: By keeping the area clean and dry. You can use soap and water. Hibiclens is a antibacterial soap. You may need oral antibiotics from your dermatologist. ...Read more
Primary Hygiene +Yes: 20 y/o Female asks, Could I take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing? Sounds like one already has doxy-cycline available and is not allergic to it. Primary Hygiene is still important to keep area clean. Yes doxy-cycline can work for some skin infection but be sure to see an MD if infection does not clear in a few days or so. ...Read more
Scar tissue: possible scar tissue from the piercing it may improve over time, if infected it would be red and tender and swollen with discharge get it checked it there is sign of infection ...Read more
Usually: nothing is need but it will be more protective ...Read more
My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?
My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?
Relax...: ...It's probably not a hygiene problem; but it could be a superficial bacterial or fungal infection, the vast majority of which have nothing to do with bathing (or lack of it). The belly button is also a classic site for psoriasis, and certain kinds of eczemas. See a dermatologist and get a specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had the sudden appearance of a blood blister on abdomen. I didn't hurt myself and it had coagulated. Should i see a dr?
Angiomas: Cherry angiomas are fairly common skin growths that vary in size. They can occur almost anywhere on the body, but usually develop on the trunk. They are most common after age 30. The cause is unknown, but they tend to be inherited (genetic). However, to be sure see your dermatologist. ...Read more
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