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nellychick7 writes: "ok so i got my belly pierced 1 month ago, and now im really gettn worried because in the begining i was just cleaning it with bactine and it didnt really work and i noticed that i had a circle on the top and bottom of my piercing but no infection is coming out and now im realy worried and for 2 days now ive been puttin h2ocean spay on and neosporin but nothings working and i dont know wat to do any. someone PLEASE HELP! its like a nasty circle on the top over the piercing and on the bottom."

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April 5, 2010 at 9:53 pm
(1) skye says:

A completely healed belly button piercing can take up to one and a half years. Belly button piercings can be difficult to heal because of exposure to poorly chlorinated waters; also clothing and sweat can irritate the piercing. Factors that can slow the healing process include bad quality jewelry, stress, illness, lack of proper care and a poor diet. If not cared for properly a belly button piercing can take 1-2 years to heal and is an easy target for recurring infection.

April 11, 2010 at 3:39 am
(2) Grey says:

it sounds like the barbell maybe a little short. Have your piercer put in a longer one. DON”T use Neosporin on your piercing. Wash at least once a day with an anti-bacterial hand soap and use the H2Ocean 4-5 times a day

April 12, 2010 at 11:21 am
(3) Jaime96 says:

don’t use neosporin! use anti-bacterial spray, and avoid touching it because a speck of dirt can get in and cause it to flair up.

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