Navel Piercings
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 Healing Time: 6 months to 1 year
Do not touch your piercing, or let others touch it while it is healing
Clean your healing piercing 3 times a day, with antibacterial soap
Never use alcohol swabs, Betadine or hydrogen peroxide to clean your piercing
Ideally soak your piercing in a Sea Salt solution daily. The more Sea Salt soaks the faster it will heal
Take care when swimming, avoid spas. Chlorinated pools are ok
Pain, redness and unusual discharge may be due to infection. Consult your piercer or a physician if you develop any of these symptoms
If you were pierced with a ring wear loose clothing to avoid your jewelry ‘parking’ to one side
Take vitamin C and zinc to maximize your healing
Wait till your piercing is healed before changing jewelry yourself
Care Routine
Do not touch your piercing unless you are cleaning it. Unwashed hands carry bacteria and your piercing is a point where these bacteria can penetrate below your skin and cause an infection.
The step-by-step procedure is:
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap.
2. Wet the piercing with plain water.
3. Put a few drops of antibacterial soap on the piercing and work them into a lather with a cotton bud.
4. Try to loosen any crusted discharge and float it off the jewelry and your skin with the cotton bud.
5. Leave the antibacterial soap on the piercing for two minutes while rotating the jewelry back and forth, allowing the disinfectant to penetrate the piercing.
6. Rinse with water and air dry thoroughly.
A way to greatly decrease your piercings healing time is by soaking the navel in a sea salt solution. This takes 10 -15 minutes but is well worth the effort.
The step-by-step procedure is:
1. Cover the bottom of a small plastic mouth-wash cup with sea salt. Fill the rest of the cup with warm water
2. Holding the cup upright, bend over the glass and press the rim around your piercing.
3. Lie down on your back and hold the glass against your navel for 10 to 15 minutes. Read, listen to music...
4. Stand , bend over, and release the glass.
5. Afterwards, dry thoroughly with a clean tissue or cotton ball