Tea tree oil piercings
4 reasons not to use tea tree oil on your piercings
My conch piercing has been 2 months, and it grew a fleshy bump on one side about 5 weeks ago. I spoke with my piercer, who advised me to keep soaking it in sea salt and to be careful. She also claims that it isn’t a keloid. In these cases, I’ve learned people use tea tree oil to speed up the healing process. Has anybody done this before? I figured an update would be useful in case someone searches or stumbles across this in the future. After this article, I tried to use the sea salt soak on its own for about a week, and my piercing did not improve. For the past two days, I’ve been using pure tea tree oil a few times a day. My piercing is no longer tender to the touch, and the size of my bump has shrunk significantly. Edit 2: the bump I’d had for 6 weeks is finally gone after 4 days of using tea tree oil (and no sea salt soak), and my piercing is no longer swollen and tender. I understand that everybody is different, but in this case, tea tree oil was extremely beneficial. My piercing has finally returned to normal! Thank you all so much. Savehidereport has 22 views and is 80 percent upvoted. This discussion has been closed. There are no new comments or votes that can be made. Sort by the strongest.
So you have the dreaded piercing bump
Most piercing technicians will advise you to use a “sea salt soak” to help the skin recover after your new piercing, but they seldom give any guidance about how to deal with the bump that can often form around the cut.
Tea tree oil can be used as a safe, chemical-free home remedy for inflamed piercings. Tea tree oil is ideal for treating piercing infections because it has anti-inflammatory properties.
Many people make the mistake of using harsh products containing alcohol or peroxide, which destroy the body’s natural bacteria around the piercing, causing the skin to dry out and become damaged, as well as lengthening the healing time.
Did you know that tea tree oil will help you get rid of piercing infections? It’s an incredible oil with antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that Australia’s native Aboriginal people have used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments.
Tea tree oil may be applied directly to the skin, but some adults may have sensitive skin, so a patch test is recommended before using it on your piercing wound. If you see any signs of discomfort, such as redness, swelling, or itching, you should wash the oil off your skin and stop using it.
Using tea tree oil on piercing bumps & piercing over scars
When it comes to piercing aftercare, keep in mind that there are several different types of piercings, and each one can heal in its own unique way. You should also keep in mind that piercings heal differently from person to person and even from piercing to piercing, so don’t presume that only because you had one bad experience, your subsequent piercings would be the same.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of aftercare tips for a variety of piercings, as well as the best care practices for each. It’s important to remember these three points regardless of the piercing you have:
You can experience swelling, bleeding, or weeping immediately after any type of body piercing. This is a natural part of the healing process, but if you think you’re having an abnormal reaction to the piercing, you should seek medical help right away.
While some swelling can be classified as a ‘keloid,’ it is important to remember that not all lumps are keloids; some can simply be side effects of the healing process. Return to the store for guidance if keloids or any other lumps appear during the healing process.
Piercings: tea tree oil to heal bubbles/scars + my results
To begin, let’s clear up some of the online misunderstandings about what these pesky bumps are. The most popular “diagnosis” I see for these irritations is keloid, which is almost never the case. Keloids (also known as keloid scarring) are a type of scar tissue that forms in a specific way. They’re formed when granulation tissue and collagen overgrow at the site of a healed or healing wound, and they’re firm, rubbery, and often shiny. They can appear in a variety of colors, ranging from dark brown to red, depending on the skin tone. A keloid scar is benign, but scratching, discomfort, and changes in the texture of the skin on or around it are common. Keloids are thought to have a genetic component, which means they appear to run in families and are genetically predisposed. If neither your mother nor your father has a keloid, your chances of developing one are slim.
Tragus with a bump from the right jewelry—curved barbells aren’t allowed.
So your piercing has developed a hump. Don’t Panic is the first step. I’m serious. It’s not the end of the world if you get a few bumps. The first order of business is to determine the source of the bump. The best way to do this is to go to a reputable piercer or collaborate with one online to figure out what’s causing the discomfort. Trying to figure out what’s causing it at home isn’t going to cut it, so if your piercing has been frustrated or grumpy, see a piercer right away. Irritation bumps can be caused by a variety of factors, including but not limited to: