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LumbeeUser09
Oct 19, 2006, 01:45 PM
Hi I Don't No If You Can Answer My Question But Im Giving It A Try Anyway. Well I Was Jus Wandering I Jus Got My Bell Button Pierced About Maby A Week Ago And Around It ,it Looks Like My Skin Sometimes Is Pilling .is This Normal? And I Was Wondering What Is The Best Stuff To Use To Clean It?
Thanx's For Your Time And I Really Hope You Can Answer My Question...

Bh

Depressed in MO
Oct 19, 2006, 02:06 PM
The best thing to use to clean it is anti-bacterial soap. Do this 2-3 times a day and when you take showers, try to keep it out of the water as much as possible for up to six weeks.
Sometimes the water could make it dry and peel around it, there may be other factors, but as long as it is not hurting you at all, you should be fine.

jgj6331
Oct 22, 2006, 06:45 PM
Also, you may be developing an allergy to the metal in the - ring / stud / whatever it is - used in your pierciing. A lot of jewelry is made using nickel in the plating process - even some gold has nickel in it - and a fair number of people are allergic to nickel. If the problem continues, look for jewelry that is certified "nickel-free"...