Will azythromicin treat a slight naval piercing infection?
Question posted by AlyxM26 on 11 Dec 2012
Last updated on 13 December 2012
I've had my navel pierced for the last 12 years, it has only been infected once. I called the person who does my piercings and here is what they told me to do and it works! NEVER use peroxide or alcohol on a pierecing!! The best thing that you can do is take out your pierecing and clean your navel with antibiotic soap and warm water! Then clean your jewlery with the same antibiotic soap and hot water. Dry your navel and the jewlery glently with a clean towel and then re-insert your jewlery and clean your navel again with the jewlery in with antibiotic soap and gently dry with another clean towel. Now if the pierecing is new and you can't take it out yet... then you need to just clean your navel with antibiotic soap and warm water and if you are prescribed to take antibiotics then take them because it will help to clear up the infection! BUT PLEASE DO NOT EVER USE PEROXIDE OR RUBBING ALCOHOL on a body pierecing it will dry it out and make the infection worse. if you don't believe me about this then ask anyone who does body pierecings they will tell you the same thing. hope this helps!
You probably just need some peroxide and neosporin. Taking an oral antibiotic is probably a bit of overkill.
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