How do I get rid of bumps on my surface piercing?
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.
Is it normal for a bump to form on a piercing?
Unfortunately, bumps are relatively common with cartilage piercings. They can form soon after your initial piercing or long after it’s truly healed. If you still have a bump after the initial swelling subsides, it may be: a pustule, which is a blister or pimple that contains pus.
How long does a surface bar take to heal?
Surface piercings take a minimum of three months to heal, and often longer. During that time, there are a number of things you should and shouldn’t do if you want your new piercing to heal well. Following the guidelines below will help you avoid surface piercing problems and enjoy your piercing for many years to come.
How long does a sternum piercing last?
about 6 to 12 weeks
Because of how much skin is affected by these long rod piercings, a sternum piercing may take longer to heal than an eyebrow or ear piercing. However, it should be fully healed after about 6 to 12 weeks.
Do keloids on belly piercings go away?
Raised areas of scar tissue, called keloids, can keep growing even once a wound has healed. They can form anywhere on the body, and piercings can often cause them. Keloids are harmless but do not go away by themselves.
How to get rid of bumps from body piercings?
It just takes some time and a consistent aftercare routine. For a healing bump, we would recommend our ‘Soak-It!” non-iodized sea salt and our “Wash-It!” glycerin soap. The sea salt is so important because it rinses out the inside of the piercing and pulls out the trapped drainage that started the healing bump in the first place.
What’s the best way to heal a surface piercing?
To heal a surface piercing properly you need to make sure that you watch any friction on the piercing. Place a surface piercing in a low key area, and you’ll be better off. Watch the amount of movement in the area you chose.
What should I know about hip surface piercings?
When healing a hip surface piercing, you want to be very cautious. Your hips and pelvic area experience a lot of bending, friction from clothes, and overall activity, which makes the area a high-contact area. Because surface piercings on the hips have a high rejection and migration rate, proper aftercare is a must.
Can a piercing cause a bump on my tragus?
After you have your piercing, it is important to ensure you wear the right size of jewelry to avoid much pressure on your tragus. For instance, a jewelry that is too tight can hinder the healing process and this can lead to an infection or your piercing growing bump.