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Simple Cure For Belly Button Infection

Body piercing is very visible among youngsters after celebrities on TV flaunted their pierced eyebrows, lips and most commonly the belly. Belly piercing has become a fashion statement among Indian women who love to show the small piece of naval ring hanging under their low waist sarees. But this belly piercing is not an easy job. Not only it is painful but it also bring skin infections if not taken proper care.

Belly button infections are clearly understandable and should not be avoided as these infections are caused due to bacteria and fungi. Inappropriate methods of naval piercing, dirty hands and pollutant contact with the wound are common causes of this infection.

Belly button infections are confirmed after pain, swelling, redness and irritation in the pierced area. Pus secretion after naval piercing in the pierced area should be avoided as it leads to the formation of an abscess which is very fatal. If left untreated, the infection can spread in the entire abdomen and lead to food poisoning or abdomen infections.

Cure belly button infections by proper skin care and medication. Following are tips to cure belly button infections:

  • Don't remove the belly ring which you are wearing during the pus secretion. Wait till the pus comes out as taking the ring out will block the pierce and keep it inside the skin thus leading to the formation of abscess.
  • Apply alcohol on the infected area as it acts as a disinfectant.
  • Antiseptic creams from the pharmaceutical stores can be applied fro mild infections such as swelling and redness on the pierced area.
  • Use hot impress if the pus is stubborn to come out. It will liquefy the fluid and help it come out from the pierced hole and also increase blood circulation in the area of application. But before using hot compress, disinfect the container with hot water mixed with table salt.
  • Even hydrogen peroxide can be used to take out the pus and clean the affected area.
  • If the belly button infection cure doesn't work and is spreading on the abdomen then consult a doctor as it is a severe belly button infection.

Body piercing is trendy. But it is recommended to pay attention after belly piercing to avoid infections in the pierced area as fashion should not be harmful on your body and skin.

Story first published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 17:10 [IST]
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