Navel piercing is probably the most common piercing next to ear piercing, since they heal a lot faster than other parts that can be pierced. Some times, depending on a body’s capability, of healing, there are people whose bodies refuse to heal. In general, belly button piercing needs thorough aftercare that should assist the healing process.
The healing process can be a little complicated because of friction from other materials, like clothing. But, here are aftercare tips that will save you from all the trouble.
Clean with Saline Solution
Saline solution that can be bought at pharmacies can be the most effective to use in cleaning navel piercings. It should be used as a cleaner at least two to three times per day. And just like every wound, wash your hands before cleaning it.
Use just enough Saline Solution with Dixie cups; always use a new one each cleaning session. Lay flat on a surface with the cup upside down on your belly, in this way, the saline will get through the piercing thoroughly. After that, you can use a Q-Tip to go around the holes of the piercing and your belly button as well. This process should be done in a bout a month or so, depending on the state of your piercing.
Never use anything but the Saline Solution and any prescribed medications.
Always remember to not touch the piercing with your bare hands.
Consult with your piercer
If there are any problems or something unusual is bothering you, you cannot just search for it and have the exact answers to it. The one you should be asking is your piercer; he will really know what’s happening to your piercing.
Wear loose clothing
Since a new piercing can be very sensitive, it is recommended that you wear loose clothing to avoid irritation of the wound or any infections that can happen. Clothing has direct exposure to anything dirty, and so, if your dirty clothes are too tight and have contact to your wound, it may cause complications.
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