Took a lovely trip to the ER yesterday. Forever in the ER \m/. My belly piercing is infected. It was looking so gross yesterday, it was oozing and the area around the hole was bright red, theres an abcess in it. The doctors wanted to take it out but I’ve read a thousand times to not do that because the infection will be harbored under the skin when the hole closes up and with the ring in, the infection can make its way to the outside of the skin through the pierced hole, so i said no lol. Now I have a million antibiotics and creams and ointments. The top hole is about triple the size it should be from the infection and all the bandages are pushing the ring up so the top ball doesnt sink into the hole, but its looking better today, thank god. I’m the cutest girl ever.
P.S. The picture does not do any justice as to how red and nasty the top hole really is lol
Seriously, well done for going to an ER and seeking medical attention. Piercing infections are rare, but can be very serious if not caught in time. You’re also doing the right thing to keep the jewellery in, as it allows an ‘exit’ for any draining fluid from the infected abscess, whereas removing jewellery seals off this all important exit for any nasty fluid.
Kudos for not letting this get any worse!
(AKA well done for seeking medical attention and preventing an awful modification!)