Treatment for Infected Microdermal Piercing
Microdermal piercing is a type of body piercing which only has a single point piercing. It means that the procedure is slightly different with conventional type of body piercing which is including making a hole thru the skin, in and out.
Microdermal piercing is done by implanting a dermal anchor inside the skin. This dermal anchor is then being used as a base to attach the piercing jewelry. This way, the anchor is inserted into the skin in a type of quite permanent. To remove the dermal anchor, it would need almost the same procedure of implanting the dermal anchor.
Once the microdermal piercing is done, it is important to pay attention on its aftercare as the wound is prone to get bacteria infected.
The standard procedure of micro dermal piercing aftercare is as follow:
1. For the first 24 hours, leave the bandage of the dermal anchors. Do not try to change the bandage. By leaving the bandage, the pressure given by the bandage will help you hold the jewelry in place, while allowing the skin tissue to begin growing through the holes of the base. Let the skin tissue hold the anchor firmly.
2. Do not touch your micro dermal jewelry unless you are cleaning it. Before cleaning your micro dermal jewelry, wash your hands with hot water and antimicrobial soap.
3. If you had dried blood around the piercing, you can clean it up by using a sterile damp pad. The pad which has been dipped into non iodized sea salt water solution. Do it once a day.
4. Unlike conventional piercings, regular sea salt soaks are not recommended for micro dermal piercing as water can gather in the anchor’s pocket causing the area to swell slightly and giving pressure on the footplate holding the piercing in place – pushing it up through the skin or making it tilt.
5. Once you are using sea salt water solution for cleaning the dermal anchor, rinse it in plain warm water and then pat dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
It is recommended that you don’t twist or fiddle with the jewelry until it is completely healed up. Twisting and fiddling with the jewelry within the piercing breaks the healing tissue trying to form around the bar and also grinds dirt and other unpleasant things into the wound causing infection, irritation and prolonging the healing time.
If at anyhow, after carefully caring the microdermal piercing
, the dermal piercings skin area become swollen and red or it is hurt, it means that your microdermal piercing get infection. There are several reasons on what have triggered the infection besides the misunderstanding on microdermal piercing aftercare. The jewelry material also can trigger infection. Therefore it is important to choose a good material quality for your dermal piercings
jewelry. Something which can turn color after sometimes or even easily get scratch is indeed not good and certainly need to be avoided.
If the infection is not severe, you can try to sooth it first. Begin with a hot compress to increase circulation and aid drainage, and then switch to cold compress for the maximum results. Do it twice daily. If it does not help, you might need to take antibiotic, but it is recommended to consult with your family doctor before taking any antibiotic.
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