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Forum Name: Other infections
Question: possible nipple piercing infection
|stenny - Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:55 pm||
After having my nipple pierced around a month ago it seemed to be healing quite nicely. However after having it in contact with someone else it is leaking clear puss, is sore and seems permently erect. I also seemed to have developed flu like symptons although I'm not sure they are related, although I have had the flu prevention injection. I was wondering how i should treat this. I have been cleaning it regularly with savlon wound wash twice daily as my piercer advised.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:48 am||
Sometimes infections occur after piercing and need to be treated by a doctor. If you notice swelling, fever, or pus, you should be seen. If it's just irritation it will probably heal without problem.
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