In this blog post, Johnny discusses how to determine if a piercing is infected and what to do if it is. He advises visiting the piercer who performed the piercing, getting a second opinion from another professional, and visiting a doctor for a definitive answer. He also explains the different types of treatments that may be recommended, such as removing the piercing and prescribing antibiotics or medication. Johnny emphasizes the importance of proper aftercare in preventing infections, and provides tips on how to properly clean and care for a piercing to avoid infections.
Piercing bumps and keloids are often confused, but they are different things. A keloid is a thick, raised scar that occurs after a skin injury and can form on the earlobes, shoulders, chest, and cheeks. A piercing bump is a small bump that occurs after getting a piercing and is typically caused by irritation, snagging, or hard pressure. If you have a bump on your piercing and are unsure whether it is a keloid or a piercing bump, consult a piercer or doctor for guidance. To get rid of a piercing bump, keep the jewelry in, clean the piercing with a saline solution, and wash your hands before cleaning.