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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?

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?

I think you are righ: I think you are correct in that you probably get a blister from the fraction of the ring against your skin.Wwhy not take out the ring before you exercise and then put it back in afterwards. ...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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I have small itchy bumps around belly piercing ?

I have small itchy bumps around belly piercing ?

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

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Does hydrogen peroxide help a belly button piercing?

Does hydrogen peroxide help a belly button piercing?

Disinfectant: Peroxide is a disinfectant. It will cleanse the area of bacteria (and your ring) to reduce the likelihood of getting it infected. ...Read more

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How can you speed up the healing of a belly button piercing?

How can you speed up the healing of a belly button piercing?

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

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What are the causes of blood blisters under tragus piercings?

What are the causes of blood blisters under tragus piercings?

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

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How should I treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

How should I treat a possible belly button piercing infection?

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

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Puss and bleeding from belly button after getting new piercing?

Infection: Sounds like your piercing may have become infected. If it's minor then topical treatment with an antiobiotic ointment like Bacitracin may help (make sure you aren't allergic to it). If it's more significant though you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could i take doxy-cycline for an infected belly button piercing?

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

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Can you tell me for belly button piercings-what could this small lump be?

Can you tell me for belly button piercings-what could this small lump be?

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

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It is possible that a belly button piercing be infected with no puss but pain?

It is possible that a belly button piercing be infected with no puss but pain?

Possible: Pain could be the first symptom, with possible infection under your skin (without pus). If the pain persisits, see your dr. For an evaluation of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a belly button piercing recently. How do I prevent it from getting infected?

I had a belly button piercing recently. How do I prevent it from getting infected?

Keep it clean: Keep the site clean and flush with hydrogen peroxide. Apply some antibiotic ointment (neosporin) several times a day until healed. ...Read more

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My belly button is itchy and red and sometimes wet and sometimes crusty. I don't have a piercing and shower regularly.?

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 more

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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?

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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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more