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  • I had the same thing happen to me. It heals fine at first, but you must keep up with it for about a year. I cleaned mine with Softsoap brand soap and sea salt, daily. I thought after a few months I could stop cleaning it so much, but the truth is that it needs a good year of the TLC. Hope this helps!
  • I agree with Carrie. Mine did the same thing. You have to keep up with it. Also. the sea salt works great!
  • Use diluted Tea tree oil (mix with water). It helps dry out any redness and puss. You can get it at any drug store. You are fine, don't worry. =)
  • Omg!! I know what you are going through. The same thing happened to me last week and was like that for a few days. Whatever the "red insides" are they are gone now, but the skin around the top hole of my belly button piercing is very red and it kinda hurts. I'm starting to panic because I think it might be migrating!!!! :( Hopefully not
  • Sounds like the start of an infection or indeed a load of hassle. As much as you like it I would advise taking it out. They have the highest rates of infections compared to other piercing and bound to get infected at some stage. Besides, coming into the winter now anyway!! Get it done again in the summer. Least that way it has a chance to heal
  • Yup like most people said nothing to worry about too much, just clean it twice a day no more or no less, dont touch or play with it unless your cleaning it, and leave it alone. it will go away within a week or two i had the same happend to me, and dont worry its not an infection its just hasnt healed yet. And if its bleeding (which mine did aswell abit) it means that theres an open little wound so keeping it clean is very very important so that it doesnt get in the little cut. Good luck and dont freak out! if it gets worst then go to the peircer but dont expect fast results, it takes atleast a month to look compleley normal
  • i had the same thing happen to me when i had mine pierced all of 15 years ago. belly buttons can take up to 6 months to heal properly so make sure that you keep it clean, try not to wear tight jeans where the button may irritate it or belt buckles that may irritate it
  • Ok this is what you do!! leave it alone!! this is why you are having problems.. you don't need to clean it twice a day you need to leave it alone and let it dry and do not turn the piercing..Ever time you turn the piercing you are re opening the piercing this becomes a vicious circle then usually people add some tea tree or other cleaning products which makes it even worse.. If you have ever had stitches you will remember the doc telling you to leave them alone and keep them dry its the same for a piercing..You could make your body reject the piercing as you are treating it like a foreign object.. - The reason why people where told to move a piercing years ago is that they thought the skin would bond to the metal this is untrue as we know now.. - When you have had a bath or shower put the hairdryer on your piercing it will help keep it dry and don't soak in the bath or use conditioner as this sticks to your piercing..
  • I'm not a doctor but you seem to value the potentially clueless non-professional medical advice provided here on a random website, ... so I think you should trust me when I say.. I think it's your insides coming out !
  • ive had my belly pierced tody 15/12/2008 ive had it dun in wigan.im using dettol diluted this is the best thing to use as i was told.if ny different let me know people.
  • im having that same thing happen to me . my friend told me to just keep cleaning it and no to mess wit it amymore . she said it happened to hers .... but its fine now ... idk how long is going to stay like this but its really bothering me ....
  • Mine is like that too, i have had it done for a little over 4 months. I think its scar tissue, its keeps coming back, it goes away then it comes back, the pain gets too much to handle at times. I'm using tea tree oil right now, seems to be getting a little better, salt water soaks also help. Just try no to move your piercing around a lot.
  • Don't worry. We'll fix that when the revolution comes.
  • It could be a keloid forming. It's one of the dangers of piercing. Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. Keloids are raised and look shiny and dome-shaped, ranging in color from pink to red. Some keloids become quite large and unsightly. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch. Keloids can develop following the minor injuries that occur with body piercing. Since doctors do not understand the precise reasons why some people are more prone to developing keloids, it is impossible to predict whether piercing will lead to keloid formation. Although there are some families which seem prone to forming keloids, for the most part, it's impossible to tell who will develop a keloid. One person might, for instance, develop a keloid in one earlobe after piercing and not in the other. It makes sense, however, for someone who has formed one keloid to avoid any elective surgery or piercing, especially in body areas prone to scarring. The best way to deal with a keloid is not to get one. A person who has had a keloid should not undergo elective skin surgeries or procedures such as piercing. When it comes to keloids, prevention is crucial, because current treatments are often not completely successful and may not work at all.
  • you need to go see your doctor if thats happening

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