When done by a trained professional, body piercing is fairly safe overall. The most common problem is infection, affecting up to 20% of all piercings, according to a new review by dermatologists at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology.
Know your infection risk: If you currently have an infection or an open wound, it's a good idea to put off the piercing until you are healthy. A nose ring when you're 20 may look cool, but it may not be so hip or accepted at 30 in some workplaces. If you're planning to remove piercings frequently to conceal them at work or from your family, this may increase your chances of infection. It may also lengthen healing Nike Sweater Sportswear time of newly pierced skin. Some people may be prone to scarring that may be raised, or thick, and form what are called keloids. Piercing may not be a good idea for keloid formers. Not all skin surfaces are well designed for a desired piercing. For example, a belly button with a distinct ridge is easiest for a navel piercing. Most body piercings are done in tattoo and piercing parlors; earlobe piercings may be done in jewelry or departments stores. "Qualified practitioners have a good understanding of the physiology and Nike Tech Fleece Jogger Green
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Most often the bacterial infections are at the piercing site. Other complications may include bleeding, allergic reactions, skin tearing, or scarring.
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In the review, the researchers described some of the main health risks from body piercings and how to prevent them.
of their bodies pierced from eyebrows and noses to navels, tongues, and genitals as a popular form of personal, cultural, or artistic expression. estimate, 49% of women and 19% of men aged 18 to 50 had piercings in their earlobes in 2004. And 21% of women and 8% of men had piercings in other places.
anatomy of the body part to be pierced," write the Northwestern researchers. Piercing professionals should obtain a medical history, including allergies, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma so your health risks are known. Medications taken should be discussed. To limit bleeding, it's recommended to avoid NSAIDs, such as Ensure proper materials are used. Nickel free rings, pins, and studs should be inserted to reduce the risk of allergic reactions and infections. Find out how long the wound typically takes to heal and how to keep it clean afterward. Know the possible side effects from the piercing, such as pain or swelling, and what to do to minimize them.
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