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Infection is one common complication of body piercing. It increases the pain and it looks inflamed and turns sore to. Do not ignore an infection and if the redness persists, then it is better you take an action. You can rinse your naval with salt water after you take bath. This helps in quick healing.
Stop any bleeding by applying pressure to the piercing site. You can even apply a cold pack to reduce the swelling or bruising. Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Elevate the piercing area to reduce swelling. Before applying the cold pack, place a layer of cloth between the skin and cold pack.
If you develop an allergic reaction then you need to consult a doctor immediately for further treatment. If allergies get worsened then it can cause irreversible damage to your health. So, if you have rashes all throughout your body or at the piercing site, you need to consult a doctor for further treatment.
Follow the instructions told by the body piercer. For tongue piercings, you need avoid aspirin for seven days. It also includes all the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The reasons why you are told to avoid these drugs are that it increases bleeding.
Clean your jewelry with hot water, alcohol, or soapy water. You can even use an antibiotic ointment, but if you develop an allergic rash then stop the use of this jewelry. Another important thing I the wound healing depends on the piercing site. The wound might take 4 to 6 weeks or longer to heal.
Follow these tips to avoid infections of the piercing site.
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