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Advice for keeping bellybutton/navel piercing from infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Proper 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

In brief: Proper 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
amount of suction. Allow the liquid to drain into piercing.
Dr. Eric Ernest
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tips include

Following the aftercare instructions given to you at the time of the piercing.
These include frequent cleaning with salt solution, minimize touching the area with bare hands, and if you need to, make sure that you have washed your hands.

In brief: Tips include

Following the aftercare instructions given to you at the time of the piercing.
These include frequent cleaning with salt solution, minimize touching the area with bare hands, and if you need to, make sure that you have washed your hands.
Dr. Eric Ernest
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