Is this swelling normal for an Industrial piercing?
I got my industrial done this past Friday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday it wasnt swollen like this and then on Monday and today it looks like this. I've been cleaning it 2 to 3 times a day with either a sea salt soak or H2Ocean and not sleeping on it or touching it. I'm just wondering if this is normal or do I need to go back to my piercer?
- 9 months ago
That looks normal to me. For me, my industrial piercing had a similar story - it had little swelling for the first few days, and then during the whole second week I had it the swelling was at its worst. Industrial piercings tend to be a little temperamental, so experiencing swelling and redness during a good chunk of the healing process is not uncommon. Just make sure you're still cleaning it, doing a saline/salt soak a couple times a day, and leaving it alone as much as possible.Source(s): I have 28 piercings, including an industrial piercing!
- LauraLv 79 months ago
This is very normal.
Be sure to do soaks with your sea salt solution or h2ocean, just spraying the solution on the piercing is not good enough. Use a sterile gauze pad and the h2ocean or sterile saline spray. Saturate a gauze pad and hold it on both sides of the upper piercing, with a fresh clean gauze pad used for the lower piercing. Soak your piercing like this for 5 - 10 mins. Do this twice a day. Cleaning your piercing any more than 2 times a day can cause issues from over cleaning.
- PearlLv 79 months ago
i would go see your doctor and get it checked out
- Anonymous9 months ago
For flesh eating bacteria it is.