Yes, you are finally done with your new piercing. Obviously, it is looking great. The shiny metal and all the stones sparkle the right amount to give you a gorgeous look. When we are onto piercing, from getting it to keeping it, a lot of people can destroy it. So, the proper care of a new piercing till it heals is so important.
Now you are officially at the healing stage and are confused because we know. Many people come to us with this confusion and ask for help. That is why we have prepared this article that can answer many questions. Should my belly ring be red? Should I be twisting the bar inside the piercing? Can I swap out my jewellery for something comfier?
How to know my piercing is healing?
There are many ways to know whether or not your piercing is healing. The first thing you can do is check the area around your piercing. If it is red and irritated, there is an infection.
You should go to a doctor right away if this happens. If there is no sign of redness or irritation around your piercing, then you can look at how much swelling has gone down. A good rule of thumb is that if it’s been at least two days since you got your piercing, and there’s still swelling, then it’s not healing properly, and you should find someone who can help you figure out what’s going on.
Look at the jewellery. If it has become loose or slides around on the post, it’s time to remove the earring and give it more time to heal. If you still have crusties of blood or pus around the earring, don’t worry—it’s totally normal. As long as there aren’t any signs of infection (pus that smells bad or looks greenish or yellowish in colour), it’s probably just part of the body’s natural response to having something inserted into your flesh.
Is discharge normal?
If you’ve just gotten a new piercing, you may notice a clear liquid coming out of it. This is called “lymph fluid,” It is essentially just a bunch of white blood cells sent to the piercing site to help flush out bacteria and fight incoming invaders. It’s completely normal and will go away after a few days.
You should see lymph fluid from your new piercing for about two weeks after you get it done; after that, the amount should start decreasing until it stops completely—which is when your piercing is fully healed.
If there is no discharge from your new piercing, don’t worry—it will come. While this discharge is normal, it’s essential to keep an eye on how much you’re getting and how often you need to change your paper towel or washcloth—if you notice more than one or two drops every day, it could be an indication that there are infections or irritants in your environment that are causing irritation for your new piercing.
How to speed up healing process?
Piercings can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to fully heal, but there are a few telltale signs that will let you know it’s time to remove your jewellery.
There’s no magic formula for speeding up the healing process of a piercing, but there are some things you can do to help make sure it heals properly and quickly.
First, make sure to keep your hand clean while handling the piercing. If you get any dirt or bacteria in the piercing, that can slow down the healing process. Also, make sure not to touch other people’s piercings—you don’t want to spread an infection!
You should also avoid smoking or drinking alcohol while your piercing is healing, as both can increase blood flow and potentially cause irritation or infection in the area.
Finally, ensure you’re eating well and getting enough sleep—when we’re well-rested and healthy, our bodies tend to heal faster than if we’re tired or stressed!
Should I twist jewellery to help it heal?
It’s actually not recommended to twist jewellery for the first six weeks of healing. You should keep your jewellery loose, clean it regularly with saline solution, and take it out at night when you sleep.
Twisting the jewellery will irritate your skin and can cause scarring around the ring or hoop. Also, turning it is unnecessary because there are other ways to help your body heal the piercing naturally. The most important thing is to keep your hands off of it.
If you choose not to twist your jewellery, remember that even though you can’t see the healing process happening on the outside, it is still happening inside your body.
How to know when a piercing is completely healed?
The most obvious sign is that the pain goes away. If you’re still feeling sharp pain or discomfort when you touch the area around your piercing, it’s not healed yet. The other thing you can do is check the colour of your piercing—if it seems as though it’s becoming lighter in colour and more uniform with your skin tone, then it’s probably on its way to being completely healed.
Check out your piercing in the mirror. If it looks like the skin around it has started to scab over and fall off, that’s a good sign! It means that the healing process has begun.
You can also gently brush away any scabs or dead skin around your piercing with a soft toothbrush. That will help ensure everything is working properly and not getting clogged up by dead tissue.
Your body is yours—it’s always been yours, and it will always be yours. You can do whatever you want with it, including piercing it with cool-looking jewellery. We encourage you to experiment with different styles, shapes, and materials until you find something that works for you and makes your heart sing!