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Who Might Have A Medical Reason Not To Get A Navel Piercing
Hyperpigmentation: This could be simply post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pigment due to the inflammation of the piercing itself). Keep the area clean and moisturized and out of the sun. It may take a few weeks to months to resolve. If it doesn't improve, there is a chance you are allergic to the metal in the piercing. ...Read more
Good idea: Is it a septal or nares piercing? If it is a septal piercing - would surely get it checked. Significant deformity may result from complications like necrosis of nasal wall or perichondritis. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A number of types of bacterial infections are possible. ...Read more
Piercing rash: The pirecing can be infected or you may be allergic to the metal you just put in it, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Is there any way to get rid of scarring from navel piercing? Dark, depressed inch circle has been above navel and it's driving me insane! anything?
"Insane"?: I suggest speaking with a dermatologist about your navel scar. S/he may have ideas about dealing with it. If it's truly driving you "insane, " please also consider a psychiatric consult. ...Read more
Piercing sites: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Belly button piercings can be the gift that keeps giving (pain) because clothing often rubs against it. If it gets snagged and pulled out that will really hurt. The tongue can be quite painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use a hair removal cream on my stomach due to black hairs after getting a navel piercing ?
Use caution: Protect piercing area with petroleum jelly or similar substance that depilatory can't penetrate. Use caution when applying depilatory around this area. If piercing does get depilatory in it, flush with plenty of water & watch for signs of inflammation/infxn: redness, swelling, heat, pus. Can use aloe vera gel &/or antibiotic ointment. See doc if infxn occurs. ...Read more
Naval 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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