Causes and Symptoms of Infected Navel Piercing

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Navel piercing is common among young women and some fashioned-inclined adult. Navel piercing has to with implanting of ring on the navel and some other parts of the body. When the belly button piercing is infected, it becomes irritated, painful, greenish pus discharge and bleeding.

 

Causes

Use of unsterilized or contaminated piercing instruments and gums
Use of cheap and fake navel piercing jewelry which may lead to allergic reactions
Touching the wound with unclean hand and materials
Poor cleaning methods and measures
Lack of exposure to good ventilation
Accumulation of dirt in the wound.

 

Symptoms
Common symptoms are:

Redness around the navel
Bump
Irritation
Pain and ache
Green pus discharge
Bleeding
Abscess,
Blood blister or bubble
Cyst
Swelling
Fever
Nausea
Keloid

It must be stated here that during pregnancy, holes and piercings within the belly button can lead to discomfort and potential infections. Increase weight and excessive pressure are associated with pregnancy with potentials to tearing and other forms of injuries that can cause infections on belly button ring or hole.

It is important to wear navel ring or bar on or before the end of the second trimester of your pregnancy. Stop wearing the ring after birth or postpartum. Seek quick treatment if you get an infected navel piercing in the course of your pregnancy to avoid serious illnesses affecting the baby.

 

How long does it take to heal?

It can take reasonable long duration for infected piercing to heal completely. It takes between 9 months to 2 years for it to completely heal. In the course of the healing process, the risk of further exposure to risk is high if you fail to have proper care of the navel. There is the need to adhere to recommended aftercare routine guide to reduce dangers, risks and problems.

 

Treatment

Use of medications in the form of antibiotics may be required in the treatment of an infected navel piercing. If the piercing is caused by bacteria invasion, antibiotic is needed to cure the infection quickly. Common antibiotics to cure an infected piercing fast include: Polysporin, Bacitracin, Neosporin, Bactine and Mupirocin.

One of the available home treatments for an infected navel piercing is the use of tea tree oil which has both antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. The tea tree oil tea tree oil fixes the belly ring infection by dehydrating it. However, avoid using tea tree oil if you have a sensitive skin.

You can also use sea salt or a saline solution to remove any fluid and prevent the growth of other bacteria on the navel.

Applying a cold compress helps to soften swollenness and aching

Avoid picking, touching and scratching the area. If you feel irritated, get anti-itching medications and creams to reduce the discomfort.

Avoid swimming as swimming pools, lakes and tubs can harbor a lot of bacteria that can cause you an infection.

Avoid using hydrogen peroxide solution or alcohol because it will sting and irritate the area.
During pregnancy, holes and piercings around the belly button can be a source of discomfort and potential infections. When you are pregnant, there is likely to be weight gain and excess pressure on the skin around your belly. This can lead to tearing and other forms of injuries that can cause infections on belly button ring or hole.
It is advised that you only wear your navel ring or bar up to or before the end of the second trimester (6th month) of your pregnancy. Avoid wearing the ring after birth or postpartum. Allow yourself a few months before wearing it again. Seek quick treatment if you get an infected navel piercing during pregnancy to avoid serious illnesses affecting the baby.

 



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