Connect with us

Lifestyle

Piercings: Health Risks And After Care

Published

on

Piercing is one of the earliest and most popular forms of body modification in human history. This physical adaptation has served as a mirror of representation, reflecting one’s culture, religion and self-identity.

Today, it has transitioned into a fashion trend. Many around the globe are setting new fashion trends with it. People get piercings on their nose, tongues, lips, bellybuttons and even their genitals. As trendy and beautiful piercings are, they can develop injuries which is detrimental to their health without proper care.

People get pierced alterations on their body for different reasons but mostly for pure aesthetic. Getting pierced comes with pain, whether it is a minor or extreme piercing on any part of the body. Although the pain varies according to the type and place of piercing. Every piercing carries the risk of having an infection because of the open wound. As wounds on the body easily develop infection when exposed to germs and mishandling, so as piercing.

Infections to a piercing can easily develop pus, swellings, foul-smell and constant bleeding. Skin conditions like itching can also occur as a result of a reaction to the type of earring or product used to clean the piercing. All these causes great discomfort to the body and could lead to a permanent scar on the pierced body area. To avoid this risks, it is important to be properly informed about the types of piercing before deciding to get any.

There are different types of body piercings. Each has similar health risks and different healing time duration. According to body modification professionals, the healing process of piercing is faster when there is enough blood supply to the pierced area and more flesh than bone. In the first stage of healing, the area would feel tender and appear swollen, discharge is likely to emit but over time, it reduces and dries up. Depending on the type of body and pierced area, the healing process has a varied time frame.

Patience and intense care are required to make a piercing healing process smooth. The following is an average time duration of the healing process of common different body piercings; Ear piercing – healing duration(Tragus – 6 to 12months, Helix – 6 to 12 months), Body piercing – healing duration (Nipple – 9 to 12 months, Navel – 9 to 12months, Genital – 4 to 6months), Facial piercing – healing duration (Tongue – 4 to 6 months, Lip – 4 to 6 months, Nose – 6 to 12 months).

For piercings to stay clean and heal properly, it is recommended that you gently wash your piercing with a mild, fragrance-free soap and water at least once a day. Thoroughly rinse your piercings after washing them. After that, you apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly around each opening. This will help to keep the piercing safe and free from infections.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. vpn code 2024

    08/04/2024 at 1:40 pm

    Asking questions are really fastidious thing if you are not understanding something entirely, however
    this article offers nice understanding yet.

    my website … vpn code 2024

  2. vpn special code

    10/04/2024 at 6:40 am

    Hi colleagues, how is all, and what you desire to say regarding this paragraph, in my view its actually amazing in support of me.

    my site :: vpn special code

  3. eharmony special coupon code 2024

    28/05/2024 at 8:08 pm

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.
    It’s always useful to read through articles from other
    writers and practice something from other sites.

    My blog eharmony special coupon code 2024

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

twenty − 6 =

Latest Posts

Education4 days ago

DELSU V-C Hails Solo Biking Record Holder, Ogboru Attracta

The Vice-Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka, Prof Andy Egwunyenga, has described the Delta-bornfemale record holder in solo biking and...

Education3 weeks ago

Oborevwori Charges New DELSU Governing Council On Innovative Curricula

By Patrick Ijeh The Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, has charged the Governing Council of Delta State...

Education3 weeks ago

Delta Govt Relaunches SERVICOM In DELSU For Enhanced Service Delivery

By Patrick Ijeh  The Delta State Government has relaunched the Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) initiative at Delta State...

Health3 weeks ago

Nigerian Newspapers Underrepresent Mental Illness- Study

By Chidera Nwabueze, Michael Nwose and Covenant Orji A recent study has shown that major Nigerian newspapers are paying less...

Lifestyle3 weeks ago

Why I Married Two Women At Once- Obarakpor

By Hannah Iriogbe, Maryjane Chukwudi and Michael Nwose A middle-aged man, Mr Cyril Obarakpor, who recently stirred public attention for...

Education3 weeks ago

SciVal Ranking: DELSU Tops State Varsities In South-South, South-East

By Excel Fadeyi, Eguono George and Blossom Etaghara A recent ranking of Nigerian universities by SciVal has placed Delta State...

News3 weeks ago

DELSU Don Calls For Urgent Constitutional Review

By Karen Chikezie, Faith Ebireri and Greatman Friday Prof. Akpomuvire Mukoro, an expert in Public Administration, Local Government Administration and...

News4 weeks ago

Minimum Wage: Labour Warns Govs Against Careless Statements

Organised Labour, at the weekend, fired back at state governors, warning them against inflammatory utterances that could set the nation’s...

News4 weeks ago

Abraka, Mosogar, Others To Experience Blackout Amid NERC Unbundling Of TCN

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, will commence a two-week power outage from Saturday, 4th-17th May, 2024. The outage would...

News4 weeks ago

Underbridge Tenants: Lagos Govt Launches Manhunt For Suspected Landlords

The Lagos State Government has intensified efforts to arrest and prosecute the ring leaders who rented out apartments to tenants,...

Trending