Table of Contents
- 1 What can I clean my belly button piercing with?
- 2 Can I put Neosporin on my belly button piercing?
- 3 Should I put Vaseline on my belly button piercing?
- 4 Can I put Vaseline on my belly button piercing?
- 5 What is the healing time for a belly button piercing?
- 6 What do you need to get your belly button pierced?
Cleaning your piercing is important, both to prevent and treat an infection. Experts recommend cleaning a piercing no more than twice each day. Use a saltwater mixture (1/2 tsp sea salt per 1 cup of water) to help remove any dried healing secretions. Follow with a mild antibacterial soap and water cleansing.
How can I make my belly button piercing heal faster?
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. A person can dissolve ⅛ to ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or bottled water, rinse the piercing with the solution, then gently pat it dry.
What soap should I use to clean my belly button piercing?
Avoid sexual contact until piercing is fully healed, from 6-10 weeks. To clean use warm water with a cleansing agent of antibacterial soap. (ie, Phisoderm, Bactine, or liquid antibacterial soaps such as Dial, Lever 2000, or Softsoap) and avoid perfumed products. Dilute 50/50 with water if irritation occurs.
NEVER USE: Bacitracin or Neosporin. Petroleum based ointments CLOG the piercing and make it difficult for your body to heal.
How do you treat an infected belly button?
To treat an infection Keep the skin of your belly button clean and dry. Use an antifungal powder or cream to clear up a yeast infection. For a bacterial infection, your doctor might recommend using an antibiotic ointment. Some infections may require oral antibiotic treatment, incision and drainage of the cyst, or both.
Can I clean my piercings with hydrogen peroxide?
General Care for Body Piercings Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Twice a day saturate a cotton swab or Q-Tip with the cleaning solution, apply to the pierced area, let soak for a few minutes.
Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
What can I use to clean my belly button piercing besides sea salt?
Do not use iodized salt, kosher salt or Epsom salts, as these can irritate the piercing. However, you can use a store-bought saline solution instead of the sea salt.
Should I move my belly button piercing while cleaning?
After you get it pierced don’t touch it at all. After about two days clean it with anti bacterial soap and a salt water solution. DO NOT move it around or play with it, doing this irritates the piercing.
What does a infected belly button piercing look like?
Signs of infection include: severe swelling with pain and redness. yellow, green, gray, or brown discharge that has an odor. red lines that radiate from the piercing site.
What piercing gets infected the most?
Of all the body sites commonly pierced, the navel is the most likely to become infected because of its shape. Infections can often be treated with good skin hygiene and antibiotic medications. With this type of infection, jewelry generally does not have to be taken out.
Navel piercings typically take four to 12 months to fully heal, but if you take proper care of your piercing, you can make the process go more quickly and painlessly. Cleaning and caring for a fresh belly button piercing prevents the irritation and infection that could otherwise slow down the healing process.
Does it hurt getting your belly button pierced?
Belly button piercing hurts, but relative to other body parts, this pain is somewhat average. Piercing the navel hurts more than some areas, such as the tongue or the eyebrow, but less than others, such as the nostril or the lip. When having a navel piercing, it is not actually the navel that is pierced, but the upper rim.
How does it feel to get your belly button pierced?
A. Like any piercing that goes through soft tissue (think earlobes or lip), belly button piercing pain is momentary. You’ll feel a brief pinch, pressure as the needle goes through, and a little more pressure as the jewelry is put into your new belly button piercing.
To pierce your belly button in the safest way possible, you will need: A 14 gauge sterile piercing needle, a 14 gauge belly button ring made from stainless steel, titanium or bioplast, some rubbing alcohol or alcohol wipes, a body ink marker, a piercing clamp and some cotton balls.