So I just got my bellybutton pierced about the 3 weeks ago and the area around the top hole is still redish, theres no puss or anything coming out nor pain just red in color. Any ideas on what I should do to make the redness go away? Thanks! Btw I love your blog :)
The red color still being there is pretty normal. Everyone’s skin is different
you can try chamomile soaks to reduce it. but right now you don’t really have to worry =)
when you say sea salt soak what do you mean? my piercer told me to use saline solution and that's it, but i don't think it's really helping that much because it's been 6 weeks and its still pussing a little.
Its ok that it’s still pussing. It’ll do that for the first 3-4 months at the most
the link below shows my demonstration of the sea salt soak ^_^
i've been thinking about getting my navel pierced, and i really want it done but i dance several times a week, and we have to wear leotards to class. we also do backbends and things like that and im curious as to how a piercing will affect that. i've heard that leotards will rub it and irritate it, and that it's hard to do anything that stretches your abs after you get it done, but i can never seem to get a fully straight answer. please let me know if its still a good idea to get it done. Also, i can get it done during a break, so i'll have a little over a week to let it heal before i go back to dance.
The leotards will irritate it and all of that activity may be painful….plus it will hella slow down the healing process and may cause complications. Wait until you have a little more time….around a month or so without that much activity/tight clothes