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Doctor insights on: How Can I Care Of An Infected Body Piercing

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What are the tell-tale signs that your body piercing is infected?

What are the tell-tale signs that your body piercing is infected?

Infections: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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Body Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing is the intentional piercing of ears, lips, noses, and skin of other parts of the body to create a place to attach rings or other jewelry to. Piercing in a risky location can lead to skin ...Read more


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What to do to prevent a body piercing from getting infected?

Body piercings: 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. ...Read more

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What body piercing hurts the most?

What body piercing hurts the most?

Nipple & genital: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. ...Read more

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What can you use to closing up a body piercing with minimal scarring?

Leave it alone: In most cases, piercing will close on their own when left alone. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Does getting a body piercing hurt long?

Does getting a body piercing hurt long?

Piercing pain: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. The pain from doing the piercing is brief. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a body piercing to completely heal?

Varies: Average healing times by piercing locations. Facial – usually 6 to 12 weeks, ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks, oral or tongue – 3 to 6 weeks, nipple - 2 to 4 months, genital – up to 9 months and navel – up to 12 months. See: http://piercingu.com/piercing-healing-time/ ...Read more

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Can a body piercing cause meningitis?

Can a body piercing cause meningitis?

Meningitis: If it is not done in a sterile fashion, infection can spread in the body, which can include meningitis as well. ...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