(Closed) Bees w/ piercings – help! Naval Ring Infection

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would try bactine. Its a white bottle with a green cap, Mine got infected a few years ago, and it worked for me. Lay down, let it pool in your belly button and moce the barbell back and forth I’d say every minute, and let it stay there for at least 10 minutes. If it gets gross with puss, then clean it out and refill. Don’t take the barbell out, because you could close the infection in and make it a lot worse!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Don’t use soap.  Leave it alone. 

Soak it in salt water– mix some up so it’s warm (not hot) and tastes like tears. (Weird, but that’s the mixture.)  Use a little paper cup and sort of suction it to your stomach so the water can soak into the piercing and draw some of the bad stuff out. 

Do not use alcohol.  Do not use hydrogen peroxide.  Do not use soap.  If shampoo runs around it while you shower normally, that’s fine, but be sure to always rinse it last thing before you get out of the shower. 

DO NOT TOUCH IT.  Your hands are dirty.  Don’t play with it, wiggle it, pick at it, remove the crusties, anything.  

Just soak it a few times a day and leave it alone.  You can take ibuprofen to reduce swelling it you’d like.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@bookworm88:  I was going to say this exactly.  Salt and warm water in a cup suctioned to your stomach will do the trick.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@bashfulBEE:  until it wasn’t infected anymore. Maybe 2 weeks? I just washed with water in the shower, didn’t touch it unless my hands had just been cleaned, and did that once  a day. You might want to start out twice a day in the beginning

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Sea salt/epsom salt in warm water in a cup, hold it over your bellybutton for 10 mins three time a day!

I’ve had mine pierced since I was 17 (I’ll be 28 in a month). In the last 3 years it has randomly gotten infected twice. I didn’t take it out, it just happened. It was painful and swollen and pussed. The sea salt/warm water thing works.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 

@bookworm88:  Soak it in salt water– mix some up so it’s warm (not hot) and tastes like tears. (Weird, but that’s the mixture.)  Use a little paper cup and sort of suction it to your stomach so the water can soak into the piercing and draw some of the bad stuff out.

^^ Exactly this.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Not epsom salt! Just regular table salt is just fine.  But not epsom. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I know they say not to use bactine but I am telling you, it works wonders. Both my mom and I’s piercing got infected we used that just like once or twice a day and it was good after a few days! Good luck!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Bookworm gives good advice. Hope it clears soon. I have not had a problem with mine, but it’s only been a year.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine was just infected a few weeks ago. I used bactine and it cleared up within a few days.

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