Do you know if your piercing is infected

Do you know if your piercing is infected
She opted for a perforation of the body, a punch of found popularity and survived to the dates of your stay. Now your piercing does something unexpected, and is concerned that she might be infected. Are the usual signs of healing, or problems you and your piercing? Read here, as you say, if your piercing is infected.

At any time your body is wounded including drilling - perhaps see the five signs of inflammation: redness, heat, swelling, pain and loss of function. These are normal and show that your immune system at work, may also show signs of infection. The difference is a matter of degree and the time.

Your piercer should tell you what to expect during the healing. If you know what is normal, you will be able to detect problems early. Let's take a look at possible symptoms of infection:

Redness - It is normal for a new piercing to be slightly reddened because blood flow to the area is naturally increased. Sure signs of trouble include redness that won't go away, an expanding area of redness, or red streaks that track away from the piercing.

Heat - Heat also occurs because of increased blood flow and indicates a problem if it increases over time, is hot and not just warm, or just will not go away.

Swelling - Swelling is caused by a build up of fluid. Oral piercings are especially prone to it - a tongue piercing can take a week to ten days to settle down. Swelling is problematic if it does not go down as quickly as expected or gets worse. Your jewelry must be long enough to accommodate swelling. Otherwise, it is very hard to clean, and there is a risk that the jewelry could pull through the piercing and be lost under the skin.

Pain - It is normal for a piercing to be tender for a few days, especially if it is subject to movement (e.g. tongue, lip), or aggravated by clothing or bumping. Pain that worsens with time or is extreme indicates a problem.

Loss of function - An eyebrow might not have a lot of work to do, but a tongue will be slowed down by a piercing, and an infection will make this worse. A pierced body part that will not move or is too painful to move is not normal - you may have an infection.

- Fever, sometimes accompanied by chills and nausea, is a definite sign of trouble. You either have a localized infection at the piercing site or a more serious (potentially fatal) systemic infection. Consult a doctor if you have a high and/or persistent fever, chills, or nausea. These are not normal reactions to piercing and you may need antibiotics.

Pus/discharge - Not every discharge indicates infection. During the early stages of healing, a healthy piercing will discharge lymph, which is just blood plasma without the larger proteins. It is a clear or slightly yellowish fluid that dries to a crust and is easily removed with warm water.

Pus, on the other hand, is definitely a sign of infection. It is largely made up of dead white blood cells and bacteria. It may be whitish, yellow, green, or gray, and may have bloody streaks and an odor. Yellow, green, or foul-smelling pus indicate a serious infection. Seek medical attention.

What to do.

Yes, I think you have an infection contact your body piercer immediately. Piercers are often more knowledgeable than doctors, who may be prejudice or aren't familiar with piercings. However, if you think being in problems or their condition substantially deteriorated, you must seek medical help. You lose a piercing, it can be renewed - not worth risking his life or serious tissue damage.

Mild infections can be treated at home probably. A proven solution is salt water bath. Remove 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt 1 cup (250 ml), warm (not so hot that you burn) water in a clean bucket, ideally disposable plastic for each treatment. Enjoy drilling or make a compress using a clean cloth saturated with salt water. Do it two or three times a day, 15 minutes per session.

Avoid antibiotic creams or ointments as they absorb dirt and deposits and do not allow the piercing of the breath. Do not remove the infected piercing jewelry. This can be to seal the piercing, trapping pus and causes an abscess. Special care with infections in the oral or facial piercing - its proximity to the brain makes them particularly dangerous.
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