Body Piercing

All About Industrial Piercing Infection

A typical industrial piercing usually done on the cartilage of the ear, wherein two holes are connected or attached by a single barbell. When compared to other types of ear piercing, this industrial piercing can be quite painful, for it involves two piercings. However, if you want to make a style statement, industrial piercing is worth going through little pain. It certainly gives you a funky and stylish looks.

It is crucial to follow aftercare instructions carefully if you are planning to get this industrial piercing. Though, there is a high successful rate of ear piercings, you still need to take care of it properly to prevent infections and many other dangers. Like other body piercings, industrial ear piercing can also get infected if not taken care of properly.

Signs of Industrial Piercing Infection:

Whether you are talking about the industrial piercing or other common ear piercings, they all involve puncturing a jewelry in the skin. Thus, any piercing can easily get viral or bacterial infection, if you don’t follow aftercare instructions carefully. And, knowing the signs and symptoms of infected industrial piercing will help you to get treatment before it become very serious.

Some of the obvious symptoms of infected industrial piercing are prolonged swelling, inflammation, redness, pain and burning sensation (after the initial 3-4 days of piercing). Unusual discharge of yellowish-green thick fluid and bleeding from the pierced area are also some noticeable symptoms of industrial piercing infection.

What to Do When Infected Your Industrial Piercing?

Imagine, you’ve tried your best to avoid infections, but unfortunately you notice some signs that indicate piercing infection. Then, what should you do to get rid of this infection and promote healthy healing. Here are a few tips on how to treat your infected industrial piercing.

Clean the Piercing Area Regularly:

Following the cleaning process regularly is crucial for the treatment of infected industrial piercing.

  • Clean the pierced area with a saline solution for at least twice a day daily.
  • To prepare a saline solution, take a cup of lukewarm water and add ½ teaspoon of sea salt and stir it properly.
  • Dap this solution over the infected piercing area by using a clean cotton swab. Soak the pierced area with this solution and remove all the dirt and dried discharge formed on the jewelry.
  • Repeat this process for at least 2-3 times everyday.
  • Avoid touching the pierced area and the jewelry other than cleaning it. Make sure that you wash your hands properly before handling the pierced area and the jewelry.
  • Avoid using disinfectant soaps and hydrogen peroxide to clean the infected industrial piercing, until and unless it is recommended by your doctor or professional piercer.

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