DIY: How To Get Rid Of Irritation Piercing Bumps - Piercing Aftercare tips
There's no need to freak out if a piercing gives you a bump. Even with thorough care, piercing lumps can appear during the healing process and are typical among professionals, despite how uncomfortable they are.
It can be a little scary when you see a bump or bubble forming around your new piercing, but the good news is that it’s treatable, and it will likely go away on its own over time. However, you should know what is happening to your piercing.
Here’s what you need to know about piercing bumps.
Avoid piercing bumps with a few easy tips:
- Keep your piercing clean and free from infection using proper piercing aftercare products. You should clean it 2 – 3 times daily including using our Base Labs Piercing Bump Treatment for faster healing.
- Do not use Dettol, Betadine, hydrogen peroxide, disinfectants, soaps, tea tree oil and alcohol to clean your piercing. These products can dry out, irritate and burn the pierced area. Avoid makeup, body lotion and perfumes near your piercing bump.
- Choose jewelry made from materials that won’t irritate your skin. Implant-grade titanium is the most popular starter jewelry material because it’s cost-effective and hypoallergenic.
- Make sure to not knock, bump, sleep on, touch, or catch your piercing on clothes, towels or loofahs. Knocking a piercing can remove the protective healing scab and allow bacteria or dirt to enter.
- Never use products that aren’t safe for piercings on or near the piercing site. This includes shampoo, hairspray, and lotion. When you shower, try to keep suds away from the piercing, and fully rinse, clean, and dry the piercing once you’re done showering.
Piercing bumps can be an annoyance, but they won’t be permanent. If you want to get a piercing, but you’re afraid of developing the dreaded bump, your best chance against them is to practice proper aftercare throughout the entire healing process. If you’ve already developed a piercing bump, talk to your piercer about aftercare, and know that they will go away in time.