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How Do You Clean a Hood Piercing?

FAQs Jackson Bowman August 15, 2022

Rinse the outside of the piercing and clean the jewelry with sterile saline several times a day. It is normal for labia minora and clitoral hood piercings to bleed a little for the first few days. As long as the bleeding stops when you sit still (possibly put ice on it), don’t worry.

How do you take care of a hood piercing?

Aftercare for the VCH piercing is similar to any other piercing; Make sure you clean it with saline solution two to three times a day and try to prevent the jewelry from snagging.

How do you know if your hood piercing is infected?

The signs of infection are: Swelling and redness that increases around the wound. An intense burning and throbbing around the wound. Increased sensitivity and to touch increasing pain.

How do I know my VCH piercing is healed?

During healing: some discoloration, itching, discharge of a whitish-yellow liquid (not pus) that will form a crust on the jewellery. The tissue around the jewelry may tighten as it heals. Once healed: The jewelry must not move freely in the piercing; DO NOT force.

Why do hood piercings smell?

It’s normal to have some discharge after getting a piercing. But if that discharge is unusually colored (green) or smells foul, you may have an infection. Leave the jewelry in place, but clean the area with antibacterial soap and warm compresses.

Why does my hood piercing itch?

To do this, the connective tissue around the piercing jewelry slowly moves to the surface of the skin. This leads to an itchy sensation, which is essentially the body’s attempt to get you to scratch the piercing and remove the jewelry.

Does a VCH piercing itch when healing?

Some tenderness or discomfort in the area of ​​a new piercing can be expected for several days or more. Discoloration (redness) and itching during the healing process are also fairly common. Discharge of a whitish-yellow liquid (not pus) is part of the healing process and is to be expected.

Is my piercing infected or just irritated?

A piercing is infected when it is red, swollen, bleeding, and producing pus. To treat it at home, use topical antibiotics and a saline solution and don’t remove the piercing. Consult a doctor if the piercing gets worse as it can result in scarring or serious infection.

Can you stretch a VCH piercing?

Piercings can accommodate only small strains without stressing, tearing, or otherwise damaging the piercing’s delicate lining. Your body needs adequate time to rejuvenate blood flow and produce new healthy tissue, this can take weeks or months.

How long should a VCH piercing be?

So how do you know what size you need? Just take whatever barbell you have now and if it’s the original piercing barbell, that means it’s roughly 12mm long or 11mm long. This is the size most piercers use to get their first VCH piercing.

What ointment is good for piercings?

Gently pat the affected area dry with clean gauze or a tissue. Then apply a small amount of an over-the-counter antibiotic cream (Neosporin, Bacitracin, others) as directed on the product label.

What piercing hurts the most?

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