Lymphedema, or “lymph bubble,” is a buildup of fluid in fatty tissues just under the skin. This can cause swelling and discomfort in the affected region. Lymph bubbles can actually appear on any part of the body. The most common lymph bubble is in the armpit lymph, which is caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Today’s article will go over Lymph Bubble on Nipple Piercing.
Lymph Bubble On Nipple Piercing
It is more likely for a pierced nipple to form an abscess or pus, a painful lump just under the nipple. It is advisable to visit your doctor once you’ve seen a bump. It can also cause hematomas to form at the site of the insertion. Hematomas are bascially cysts that are filled with blood and may require medical attention. A bump under the nipple can also be many things, including a granuloma or pustule.
Why Do I Have Lymph Bubbles on My Nipple Piercing?
You should not have pus coming from your nipple piercing, whether it is a new one or an older one. Probably it’s an old piercing at 5 months, and if you are having pus and certainly “lymph bubbles,” you will have to see a reputable piercer (not the one you went to if this started with the piercing itself). If it later developed pus, you should see a doctor about possibly getting some medication as you have an infection.
What Causes Pus On Nipple Piercing?
Check with your piercer to find out what type of metal they used. If it is anything other than titanium, try switching to it. The issue may be caused by a reaction to elements in steel jewelry. Silicone jewelry is also a potential option.
Do not remove the jewelry until the infection is gone, as it is a puncture and keeping an item of jewelry allows the pus to drain. If you simply remove the jewelry totally, the external tissue can heal over while the infection continues inside the nipple and pus pools inside the left pocket.
Do not use anything petroleum-based on a piercing. Many people think they can apply things like petroleum-based Neosporin and such to help heal. Do not. This also applies to things like baby oil, which is made from petroleum.
Use a gentle and simple soap to clean the piercings, and otherwise do not touch them. Do not twist and move the jewelry when cleaning to try and wash “through the hole.” Just wash it gently to remove any pus or lymph that is on the outside and normal skin oils.
Again, if you have pus, do these things and see your doctor about medicine.
However, if you mean that you’re still having clear leaking like you did at the beginning, which dries into crustiness on the outside and *not pus*, you’re not alone at 5 months. You, too, may need to see about different jewelry or change how you are treating them during healing.
However, even with perfectly correct jewelry and care, some nipple piercings can take a very long time to heal, even when healthy. That initial healing, full maturation of the new tissue, and adjustment to it can take upwards of even a year or a year and a half for some people.
If you have pus, you have an infection, and something is wrong with either your jewelry or your treatment of them, or both. You must change those and may require the assistance of a doctor.The phrase “continue to have” indicates an ongoing infection that your body hasn’t been able to handle on its own.It may resolve itself if things are done properly, but if it’s been a while and a lot of pus is coming out, please see a doctor.
If you are having clear fluid leak from the piercings that is not pus, then you may still need to make changes, but you don’t have an infection and your tissue hasn’t healed into sealing itself fully. Check your jewelry; gently wash it; no petroleum products; no jewelry moving; no touching it except to bathe until fully healed.