Q&A: What Is The Best Way To Treat Bumps From A New Piercing?

woman with piercingQ: What is the best way to get rid of a bump from a new piercing? – T. Jones

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A: There are three types of basic bumps you can get from piercing: follicular cysts, keloids and abscesses. The best way to get rid of a bump from a new body piercing is saline solution.

Saline solution – Pour sea salt rocks into a cup of warm water 2-3 times a day and soak the area of the bump in this solution.

Tea tree oil – Place tea tree oil on a cotton swab and rub it around the piercing hole 4 times a week.

Chamomile tea bags – Soak the tea bag in warm water and soak your piercing in the tea 5- 10  minutes a day.

Non-coated aspirin, sea salt and tea tree oil –Grind non-coated aspirin and sea salt rocks together then mix with tea tree oil and water. Place the paste on the bump for 60 seconds and rinse off excess residue. Do 1-2 times daily.

If the bump does not go away, please see a dermatologist because it may be an infection or keloid.


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