To Pierce? Or Not to Pierce?

April 26th, 2012  Posted at   Health
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Millions of adults, teens, even kids have pierced body parts. You’ve seen them — tongues, noses, navels and more. But if piercing is done incorrectly, it can cause pain and infection.

If you choose to have a piercing, make sure the needles are sterilized before use. Thoroughly clean the area after it’s pierced, and use antiseptics and lotions to help the healing process.

Redness or heat may indicate an infection and you may have to remove the jewelry to clear things up.

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