Category: Body Piercing Infection
Initially body piercing was only done in nose and earlobes by women who wanted to adorn jewellery. However, things have changed today as body piercing is done on lips, belly button, tongue and eyebrows. Rise in body piercing has also raised the risk of infection. People who do body piercing should take care in the initial days to reduce the risk of risk infection.
Many youngsters opt for body piercing without taking into consideration their skin type, the sterilization of the equipment and information on post piercing.
According to health experts, one of the main reasons for infection in the pierced area is the lack of proper sterilization of the gun and lack of hygiene. At times, people who have sensitive skin can get irritant eczema when they apply antiseptic on the pierce area.
Even though piercing eyebrows and earlobes does not result in serious complication, infection in the naval or nose can result in serious infection. Infection in the nose can cause severe swelling and people can feel pain on the pierced area for several days. At times, stud may get caught in clothes which can pull the skin and cause extreme pain.
To avoid infection, it is best that you don’t go to a random shop for piercing. It is best that you choose experienced hands to avoid the risk of infection. Many people who have done piercing at a random shop have complained of infection. Even though piercing at a well-known shop or at a medical center is a bit expensive but these people take all precautions. Even if there is any complication, they care capable of handling the situation before it goes out of hand.
So, it is advisable that one should go to experts and in case it doesn’t fit into your budget, just make sure the gun or the hands used for piercing are clean, as simple hygiene steps can keep an infection at bay.
To avoid infection in the pierced area, it is important that you put an antibiotic ointment on the pierced area for at least 2 weeks. Also, make sure you wash the area at least once a day.
At times, the pierced area may get infected even if you take all the precautions. To treat the infected area you must apply ointments and take tablets for about a week.