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Neigh
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Quote Neigh Replybullet Topic: surface piercing HELP
    Posted: January/24/2015 at 4:01pm
I got collar bone surface piercings just under 2 weeks ago and while one is ok the other is red, sore and swollen. I'm terrified it's the beginning signs of infection...but i also don't know if it's placement, aggrevation, normal healing etc.

if it is infected what's the best thing to do as it's effectively gunna be trapped in a pocket under the skin and i can't see my piercer for at least 3 days...slight paranoia of septicemia is setting in

ADVICE PLEASE!
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Quote Stormchaser Replybullet Posted: January/24/2015 at 5:46pm
red sore and swollen... That unfortunately really sounds like some infection. You need antiseptic care products. Usually you shall not move those fresh peircings. But now careful moving and massaging to get secretions out of the piercing, antiseptic agents in, definitvely helps.
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Quote evalution Replybullet Posted: January/25/2015 at 12:10pm
Red, sore, and swollen may not mean infection, especially considering how fresh the piercings are. Did you possibly snag it on something?
I'd recommend sea salt soaks. 1/4 tsp salt to a cup of water. Make sure it's non-iodized sea salt.
My only concern about that is possibly encouraging rejection.
Baby it, watch it, be sure not to snag. It's new, and they can be very finnicky.
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Quote Neigh Replybullet Posted: January/25/2015 at 3:39pm
feels slightly better today but still a bit red and swollen :(

it's possible that clothing may have been putting a little pressure on it but it's also on the RHS of my body which is the side which never heals without problems

will soak with salt water and very gently massage to give any discharge the chance of getting the fuck out but i'm conscious that too much attention will also aggrevate it.

Edited by Neigh - January/25/2015 at 3:41pm
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