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Get Rid of Piercing Bumps

Piercing bumps are an annoying side effect of body piercings that can be difficult to get rid of. However, with the right knowledge and resources, it is possible to reduce and even completely eliminate these bumps.You should see improvement within 2 or 3 days of treatment.


Your piercer is the best person to assess your symptoms and provide guidance on how to care for your individual problem. You’ll also want to make sure you leave the original jewelry in place until the piercing heals. Changing out the jewelry puts you at risk for infection. Also, you risk letting the piercing hole close up.


Don’t touch the piercing unless you’re cleaning it with recently washed hands — you may accidentally introduce bacteria and cause an infection.

  1. wash your hands.

  2. 1 tbsp de-iodinized sea salt + 8 ounces hot but not boiling water

  3. Soak a cotton ball with the sea salt water and compress over bump until heat fades.

  4. repeat steps for 15minutes.

  5. use cotton buds to clean area twice daily.


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piercing for the ears

Safety and precautions

When it comes to your piercing, knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing how to maintain it. To maintain a piercing:

  • Don’t apply over-the-counter antiseptics, including Neosporin. If you think your piercing is getting infected, continue your saline rinses and see your piercer for advice.

  • Don’t use hydrogen peroxide — this will cause irritation in the piercing.

  • Don’t twist or play with your jewelry, as this will irritate the piercing.

  • Don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands.

  • Never share rings or studs with other people.

  • Don’t ever force a ring back into the piercing hole. This can damage your skin. If it’s not going in right away, gently insert the ring in a clockwise motion until it sets.

You can also help avoid allergic reactions and other skin sensitivities by opting for quality jewellery. Look for the following materials in a prospective jewellery.

  • surgical-grade steel

  • titanium

  • 14-karat or higher gold

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