Re: Nipple Piercing
I'm going to bump this thread instead of starting a new one.
I'm seriously considering getting both of my nipples pierced..I have three tattoos, a navel piercing, six lobe piercings, and an industrial. The only thing I'm freaking out about is the risk of mastitis..Does anyone know how common it is to have such a bad infection? I can't find stats anywhere online.
Also, how do you clean it? Shot glass/salt water, like your belly button? And would steroid cream be safe to use on it? (I used steroid cream to heal my industrial and it was perfect after only one month.)
I'm obv going to ask the piercer these questions as well, and maybe my GP, but I'd like to hear from some of you guys as well!
From what I've read/seen/heard, most piercers advise against using any creams on piercings. So I'm not familiar with the use of steroid cream on piercings. (What exactly is steroid cream if you don't mind me asking? I'm curious!)
Infection wise, I never had problems with mine, although I only had them for a year. But I am particular about aftercare and cleanliness. For an infection to start, something has to get introduced to that spot and allowed to fester. With proper hygiene and aftercare, I would venture to say that infection is a very rare occurrence.