WHAT TO DO FOR THE PIERCING PIMPLE
· Take Ibuprofen or acetaminophen to diminish swelling and tenderness.
· Keep the area clean and wash it twice daily with a fragrance-free soap, rinse well, and dry with clean, disposable paper products.
· Perform mild saline soaks and/or apply warm, moist compresses to encourage drainage and relieve discomfort
· Apply topical over-the-counter antibiotic cream or gel (not ointment) according to package instructions. While this type of product is not suggested for routine aftercare, this is the time to put it to use. The topical antibiotic products usually contain Bacitracin, Neomycin, or Polymyzin B, alone or in combination, to fight different types of MicroOrganisms.
· Combinations of the three ingredients work against a broader spectrum of bacteria, but allergic reactions to Neomycin are common.
· Stop using the antibiotic if you notice redness, itching, or skin eruptions surrounding the area and consult your Physician.
SEE A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
· Your symptoms last for a week or markedly worsen.
· You experience a fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or disorientation.
· The piercing is very painful, swollen, has red streaks emanating from it or there is a loss of function in the region.
· You have copious pus discharge that is greenish, yellowish, or grayish.