Daith piercing infection

Daith piercing infection

What are signs of infection in a piercing?


Daith piercings are open, and the infection can get in through them. Signs of an infection include: a red, swollen lymph node at the back of your throat which may be tender to touch; fever; black or purple color to a nearby skin lesion that became oozing pus.

As per popular opinion, piercings on this area of the body are not advised for those with allergies or immune disorders. If you have been in contact with one who has an infected daith piercing (or any other kind), it is advised that you cleanse yourself thoroughly and change clothes immediately after removing your clothing if needed so they do not pass on their infections.

Should I take my piercing out if its infected?


If you’re in a position where you can’t access your piercing (such as while swimming), washing your hands frequently, and putting on a good quality shower gel to wash with can help keep it clean. If you have an open wound on the back of the neck, having the wound cleaned and covered by a bandage is important. If your piercing is infected, do not remove it until it’s reasonably healed. In some cases infection may be more severe with more extensive tissue damage in order to clear up infection from getting in to your piercing. Get professional guidance from our piercer who is educated in infections if needed so that appropriate course of action may be advised and carried out accordingly.

How do I treat an infected piercing?


If you have a pierced daith piercing, it is important for you to have it checked by a professional to ensure that the infection has cleared. If it has not, then it will be dealt with using antiseptic products and cleaning agents. Depending on the severity of your condition, anti-biotics may be administered and your piercing may need to be cleaned and disinfected by our piercer again.

How do I get rid of the bump on my Daith piercing?


If you have an infected piercing, visit a professional to have it checked and treated.

Some people may experience bumps on their Daith piercing. These are usually due to reddening of the skin which may be caused by the jewelry rubbing against the skin with rapid movement of the head. In some cases, it may be a pimple that has formed from pressure from clothing on the back of your neck, and can be easily removed by our piercer or any other piercer who is experienced in Daith piercings.

A bump on your daith may occur if your jewelry is too tight and pinches your skin when you move your head.

How do you know if daith is rejecting?


There are many ways a piercer can tell if there is rejection of your piercing as they may not be able to see it themselves. If you experience pain on the piercing, especially when you sleep or turn your head, this may show that the piercing has been rejected. You will also start to notice that you get red and irritated skin around your daith piercing which may indicate an illness and infection.

Some people get their ears pierced, but don’t want them to heal for the rest of their life, or if they’ve done it before and got it infected or had a reaction from the jewelry (may be allergic).

Is the daith piercing good for anything?


The Daith piercing is good for people who are not into body modification, but would still like to have a piercing on the back of their neck. Daith piercings are usually used with people who have had no other piercings before, and would like to have one to keep as a memento or a reminder. These piercings are also good for people who want a more unique look. Some people get their daith pierced to show others that they have been through something, such as a suicide attempt, or if they have had an accident and need constant reminders of what happened to them.

What do I do if my Daith piercing gets infected?


If your daith piercing starts to turn black, red, scabby, and/or swell you may need to visit a professional piercer in order to get it taken care of.
When your daith piercing gets painful or swollen, it is important that you see a professional piercer who can check for an infection within the piercing.

How long should I keep cleaning my daith piercing?


You should keep your daith piercing clean and disinfected at all times.

It is very important that you take proper care of your pierced spot with good quality body wash or shower gel (do not use toilet paper). This will prevent infections from occurring. Washing could also keep the jewelry in place longer too, as it would not get all over your clothes like water would. It would also make sure that your jewelry does not get stuck on any infected bacteria or dead skin cells which may lead to infection. If you don’t have a shower gel or body wash by hand, our piercers can provide you with one.

How do you shower with a daith piercing?


Most of the time, people with a daith piercing may choose to shower with the head down, so that they can avoid getting water in their piercing. In some cases, if you have a Daith piercing on your right ear, you will want to shower with your left hand so that the water does not go into your piercing.
For those who are unsure how to clean their daith jewelry comes in handy as it can be used to clean your tunnel jewelry and is just as effective. The soap is also good for those whose skin has become irritated or aggravated from contact with their jewelry.

How do I take care of my daith piercing?


You should clean and wear your jewelry as instructed by our piercers. You should not keep your piercing open or expose it to fresh air for too long. If after some time you do not want to wear your jewelry anymore, then you can cut it off. However, this is not recommended and may cause your piercing to get infected and be difficult to heal.

How do you get a daith piercing?


Some people believe that they could obtain a Daith piercing by going onto the internet or looking up “piercing daith”. Although this is possible, there are risks associated with this method of getting a piercing. If done improperly, this could lead to an infection, scarring, or even damage the jewelry itself.

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