How do you protect your belly button piercing when swimming?

How do you protect your belly button piercing when swimming?

Cover your piercing with a waterproof bandage that seals all the way around. The Association of Professional Piercers recommends Tegaderm bandages. Check your bandage while swimming to make sure the seal around the piercing stays tight.

Can you swim in a pool after a belly button piercing?

In order to prevent irritation or infection occurring around your new piercing wound, it’s recommended that you wait for at least three weeks until swimming with a new belly button piercing.

Does chlorine affect a belly button piercing?

Chlorine Irritation Because a piercing is a puncture wound, it is particularly vulnerable to irritation from chlorine. A navel irritated by chlorine may become red, itchy or painful.

How do I keep my belly button piercing from getting infected?

You’ll need to:

  1. Wash your hands before you touch your piercing.
  2. Swab with saline solution to keep it clean and avoid infection.
  3. Don’t clean too much.
  4. Gently dry the area with a clean, disposable paper product.
  5. Leave any crust alone.
  6. Don’t put anything on your belly button unless a doctor tells you to.

Can I swim with an infected piercing?

It’s possible to pick up an infection from any body of water, so while your piercing heals you should avoid swimming in: swimming pools. streams, lakes and rivers.

How long does a belly ring take to heal?

It can take from 9 months to 1 year for a belly button piercing to heal completely. During that time, you’re at risk for infection. Even an injury to an old piercing may lead to infection. For example, if the piercing gets caught on pants or belt buckles.

How do you know if your belly piercing is infected?

Some signs of an infected belly button piercing include:

  1. intense pain or a burning sensation at the site.
  2. bright red skin around the piercing, or red streaks coming from it.
  3. a fever.
  4. discharge, which may smell bad, from the piercing.
  5. a swollen bump near the piercing.

Can I put Vaseline on my belly piercing?

You should never use petroleum jelly on a navel piercing while it is healing. Sticky substances such as petroleum jelly are also bad for piercings because they clog pores, limiting airflow around the wound, which is crucial to proper healing.

How do you cover a piercing for swimming?

Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Wear a wound sealing bandage over the piercing.
  2. Wear waterproof clothing over your belly button or nipple piercings – and a swimming cap to protect your ear piercings – for short periods of time.
  3. Limit the time you spend in the water to avoid submerging the piercing for too long.

Is salt water good for piercings?

The single best thing you can do for your piercing is to keep up a regular regimen of salt water soaks. These flush out the piercing, help to draw out discharge, stimulate blood circulation, and soothe irritations. We strongly suggest soaking your piercing at least twice a day—more often if healing is difficult.

When to go swimming after a belly button piercing?

After getting your bellybutton pierced, it is generally advised that you avoid going swimming for at least three weeks. However, this also depends on the type of water that you are swimming in.

Can you get your belly piercing in a chlorine pool?

After a few weeks goes by, you should be fine as long as the water does not get through the bandage. Most bodies of water (including chlorine pools) have bacteria that you do not want inside your piercing, so it’s best to avoid it happening.

What should I Cover my belly button piercing with?

Covering your body piercing with a waterproof bandage is one of the best ways to avoid an infection. The professionals at the body piercing studio can recommend you the best brand and also tell you the right way of covering the piercing.

Can you use PTFE for belly button piercings?

The later cannot be used for initial piercings. Real PTFE does not come in colors and is white. It is also used as retainer jewelry for belly button piercings in pregnancy. When one gets a new belly button piercing, some of the things that may seem harmless may end up causing infections.