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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by cherylm54, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. cherylm54

    cherylm54 New Member

    My name is Cheryl and I live in southern Ohio. I'm 62 years old and just got my first piercing in 45 years! Been wanting the naval piercing for a long time and finally did it. Which leads me to my plea for help.
    My piercing is about 5 weeks old and has never stopped being red since day 3. I've been washing with antibacterial soap. I've had a round of antibiotics, tried the warm sea salt compresses, the cool chamomile tea soak, still red. I'm beginning to think the bar is too short. I have a big belly and I think the bar needs to be longer. I really haven't had any other infection symptoms and last week my doctor said it wasn't infected. HELP!

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  2. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

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    While I am glad you introduced yourself, the main discussion is your piercing so I have moved this to the appropriate place.

    It's hard to say since the picture is out of focus, but I think I can see some excess bar sticking out. A slightly longer bar wouldn't hurt. The area is definitely irritated.

    Antibacterial soap is a no no and is in the process of being removed from consumer products. OTC antibacterial ointments are not the best idea either. You may have an allergy to the metal if it's stainless steel (stainless steel has nickel in it). If you decide to get a longer bar, change to titanium one as well.
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