Table of Contents
- 1 Can you clean a belly button piercing with rubbing alcohol?
- 2 How do you clean a belly button piercing without saline?
- 3 How can I make my belly button piercing heal faster?
- 4 Does alcohol affect piercings?
- 5 What can I use to clean my piercing if I don’t have sea salt?
- 6 Should I put Vaseline on my belly button piercing?
Clean the piercing Follow with a mild antibacterial soap and water cleansing. You could also use either one of these cleansing methods alone. First, remember to wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as these can dry out your skin and irritate the area around the piercing.
Why can’t I use alcohol to clean my belly piercing?
Then use a cotton swab and your cleaning solution to gently wipe the area around your belly button and the ring. Pat the area dry with a clean towel. Do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as these can dry out your skin and irritate the area around the piercing.
A warm compress can help to draw infection from the piercing. Soak a clean washcloth in warm water, wring out the excess, then press against the piercing for three minutes. Repeat 3 to 4 times a day. Clean with antiseptic cleaner and apply an antibacterial cream.
Is it okay to put alcohol in your belly button?
Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the surfaces inside your bellybutton. If the swab gets dirty, throw it away and start a new one. Once the cotton swab comes out clean, use a fresh one dipped in water to rinse the alcohol out of your bellybutton so it doesn’t dry your skin.
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. A person can dissolve ⅛ to ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or bottled water, rinse the piercing with the solution, then gently pat it dry.
Is rubbing alcohol bad for piercings?
General Care for Body Piercings Always wash hands thoroughly before contact with piercing. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.)
Does alcohol affect piercings?
Don’t drink alcohol or caffeine before or right after your piercing. This can cause blood thinning and lead to excessive bleeding, bruising around the piercing site, and extra pain. Drinking directly afterwards can also slow down the healing process.
Can I use rubbing alcohol to clean my piercing?
General Care for Body Piercings Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Twice a day saturate a cotton swab or Q-Tip with the cleaning solution, apply to the pierced area, let soak for a few minutes.
What can I use to clean my piercing if I don’t have sea salt?
- MILD LIQUID SOAP While sea salt soaks and/or saline rinses are the preferred aftercare for piercings, soap effectively removes the residue of dirt, skin oils, cosmetics, cigarette smoke, and natural discharge that can sometimes remain after a salt water soak or saline rinse.
- These are both too harsh for long-term use.
Why is there poop in my belly button?
Fecal or menstrual leakage An umbilical fistula, an abnormally developed passageway between the intestines and the umbilicus, can cause fecal matter to leak from the navel. It goes without saying, if poop is coming out of your belly button, you should seek medical attention.
Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.