im not sure if this is the right place to post this as it is kinda health related, and im a bloke so i don't think it should go in the breast section but anyway, i got my nipple pierced yesterday and was wondering the best way to clean it, all the guy sad was salt water now is this normal salt water or sea salt or what, and i woke up this morning and it was bleeding is this normal? any help with this would be greatly appreciated
feels like im trapped with no where go
Alcohol or Iodine work well.
It's not supposed to bleed. Is the gauge big enough? Any swelling?
Go back to the piercer and ask him.
A pierced nipple should heal in around six to 10 weeks. Some suggestions to care for your nipple in the meantime include:
Keep piercings as dry as possible.
Wash your hands before touching the piercing.
Do not use your fingernails to move the jewellery.
Do not share jewellery with friends.
Don’t touch or turn the jewellery unnecessarily during the healing process. If you do need to touch it always make sure you do this in the shower wiht the water runnin g to help not tear the skin and your hands are clean.
Do not remove the scab as this protects the piercing from infection.
Very Important ...Use an antibacterial liquid soap on the piercing site when you’re showering or bathing. Not salt.
Use a tissue or cotton bud to dry the piercing after a shower or bath. Do not use a towel or face washer.
Do not use any alcohol-based cleaning solutions, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide, skin cleansers, antiseptic solutions or cream. These can dry out the skin and can sometimes result in prolonged healing times.
Avoid swimming until the piercing has healed as water can pose a risk of infection.
Keep jewellery in place, and the piercing intact, by covering it with sticking plaster, or where appropriate, wearing a bra when you’re sleeping or exercising.
Don’t remove the jewellery before the wound has fully healed.