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    Dec 13, 2013, 10:25 PM
    New belly button piercing
    Hi, I just got my navel pierced 5 days ago. It didn't hurt to bad afterwards but just yesterday I noticed that it had gotten more red and only under the top ball there is a white ring around the opening. I do the soaking with sea salt and water every day three times a day and wash with soap when I take a shower. When I'm drying it the white is kind of like a goo/liquid. Is this infected already? Should I be seeing my piercer about this?
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    Dec 14, 2013, 04:15 AM
    Don't wash with soap. After showering, let the area air dry, or you will transfer bacteria to it from the towel.
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    Dec 14, 2013, 04:31 AM
    I only use a qtip to dry the area. It's there a chance that it's infected or should I wait it out for awhile?
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    Dec 14, 2013, 06:15 AM
    I wouldn't even use a tip. Q tips are not sterilized material.

    Do you see a greenish yellow substance around the area? This would be infection. If not and it is only a watery clear discharge, it is not.

    Keep with the salt water only put NOTHING near it and wait it out

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