Having a body piercing

Body piercings are piercings or punctures that are made on a person's body with a needle. Once the piercing has been made, a piece of jewelry is inserted into the puncture. Areas where piercings are made are in the nostrils, ears and the belly button.

Areas of body piercings

Body piercings can be placed on various areas of the body such as ears, face, genital, lip, oral and surface. The most popular area for body piercing is the ear. Some of the areas of the ear where they are placed are on the top of the ear, inside the ear, the earlobe or the lower flap of the cartilage where the ear connect to the face. Find out about the "no win no fee medical negligence" offer.

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What can go wrong?

Even though in most cases body piercing is safe, bacterial infection is a medical concern that can occur. Other body piercing complications are loss of blood, allergies, scarring and interference with medical procedures such as an ultrasound.

What causes infections from body piercings?

Infections of body piercings are often caused by yeast, bacteria and fungi. In addition, improper piercing and touching the piercings with dirty hands or using unsterilized needles or swimming in contaminated water can also cause infections.

Signs and symptoms when a piercing becomes infected

There are certain signs and symptoms when a piercing becomes infected such as discharge from a belly button or ear lobe site, a burning sensation, swelling redness and tenderness around the site, pain and aching, bleeding, fever, chills and being unable to function. One of the first symptoms is discharge that comes from the piercing site. If the discharge is white, the infection is minor however, if the discharge is yellow or greenish, this means the discharge is caused by a bacterial infection.

How to treat in infected piercing?

An infected piercing should be treated immediately when you first notice any signs of an infection. Ways to treat the infection are with a saline or salt soak, warm or cold compresses, antibiotic creams or gels, prescribed oral antibiotics or natural remedies like tea oil or Aloe Vera.

What to do if you want to pursue a medical malpractice suit?

Keep in mind medical malpractice cases are often pursued by those who have been injured or harmed due to poor medical treatment. Even though most health care providers practice high standards of care for all patients, there are times when things go wrong. The first step to take is to contact your doctor before filing your claim. If this doesn't work, contact the medical licensing board. Then, find out how long you have to file a claim. The next step is to get a medical assessment from another doctor to assess if your case has merit and then talk with a medical malpractice lawyer.

To conclude, body piercings are piercings or punctures that are made on your body with a needle. Talk with your doctor if an infection occurs and then speak with a medical malpractice lawyer.