If you’ve ever had a piercing, you know that the healing process can sometimes be a bit of a pain. But what about those pesky bumps that seem to appear out of nowhere? Here’s how to get rid of trauma bumps on piercings!
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What are trauma bumps?
Trauma bumps are common after getting a new piercing. They’re also called granulomas, and they’re your body’s way of reacting to a foreign object in the skin. Trauma bumps usually go away on their own within a few weeks. But if you have one that doesn’t go away or keeps coming back, you may need treatment from a dermatologist.
What causes trauma bumps?
Infections, allergies, and improper healing are the most common causes of trauma bumps. Bumps can also be caused by trauma to the area, such as from a fall or car accident. Treatment for trauma bumps depends on the cause of the bumps.
How to get rid of trauma bumps?
If you have a trauma bump on your piercing, don’t worry. There are a few things you can do to get rid of it. First, try to clean the area around the piercing with a cotton swab soaked in saline solution. You can also try applying a warm compress to the area for a few minutes. If the bump is still there, you can try massaging it with a clean finger.
Salt water soaks
One of the most popular methods for quickly healing trauma bumps is to use a salt water soak. For this, you will need:
-A clean cup or bowl
-¼ to ½ teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt
To do a salt water soak:
1. Mix together the salt and warm water in the clean cup or bowl.
2. submerge your trauma bump in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes
3. Repeat this process 2 to 3 times per day until your trauma bump disappears
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is great for treating trauma bumps, as it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball or Q-tip and apply it to the bump three times a day. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to a cup of warm water and use it as a cleansing solution for your piercing.
Apply a warm compress
A warm compress can help to soothe your skin and reduce inflammation. To make a warm compress, soak a clean cloth in hot water and apply it to the area for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this process several times a day until the bumps have disappeared.
Avoid picking or touching the bumps
It’s important that you don’t pick or touch the bumps, as this can further irritate the area and delay healing. If the bumps are itchy, you can try using a cotton swab to lightly scratch the surface. Avoid using any lotions or creams on the bumps, as these can also irritate the skin.