Different types of punctures on the body heal at different rates. The overall healing period of a piercing hole, even with proper care, can last from a week to 5 months. Therefore, it is especially important to be able to care for him correctly.
Post-puncture wound care
The most crucial period is the first few weeks after the puncture. At this time, your future piercing is actually an open wound, and you should take extra care of it. Wipe the hole with a disinfectant solution twice a day to stop inflammation and prevent bacteria from growing.
To relieve pain and swelling, the first few days after a puncture, experts recommend short-term cold compresses. The healing stage can last from several weeks to several months, and during this time the hole must be carefully looked after.
Sports and recreation at sea
If you lead an active lifestyle, go to the gym or travel constantly, for several months after a navel or nipple piercing, you do not need to take a break from these activities, of course. At the stage of wound healing, when it is still making itself felt and may begin to bleed or become inflamed, it is better to refuse to visit the pool, sauna or trips associated with bathing. When the wound has healed a little, you can resume sports training, but with the observance of certain precautions. Before physical exertion, cover the hole with a cloth-based plaster, and after them, be sure to carry out additional treatment with a disinfectant solution.
If it so happened that you have a trip to the sea, and the piercing has not yet healed completely, try to provide it with the maximum possible disinfection and protection on vacation. During sunbathing and bathing, the hole must be sealed with a plaster. Remember, however, that the wound must breathe - it is not worth covering it with something for a long time. Of course, you always want complications not to affect you, but, just in case, be prepared for the fact that the piercing may become inflamed, bleed or swell. Alas, sunbathing and swimming in the sea are not the best companions for regeneration.
In no case should
Of course, the piercing site will give you some inconvenience, ache, itch, or even itch a lot. But there is no need to fiddle with the jewelry, tug or pull it from side to side. Also, you cannot scroll the shackle in the hole. If you need to clean or rinse, pull the jewelry to one side and treat the wound, removing crusts or dried lymph from the edges of the earring. Until the hole is completely healed, you cannot remove or replace the piercing - this can provoke an inflammatory process.