I had my belly ring pierced two months ago and I've been cleaning it with protex soap as I was told to do.
A couple of days ago I noticed a red bump underneath my lower hole (inside the belly button). I went to my piercer to check it out and he said it was red from over cleaning and the bump was a keloid. tonight, though, the bump burst open and blood came out and now it looks like flesh is exposed. I couldn't see any puss though... does anyone have any idea what it is or what I should do?
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I have two belly button rings, and I have occasionally gotten a bump like this behind the lower one. Make sure that when you clean your jewelry, you take it out and let it sit in some witch hazel. I usually do so when I shower once a week, and the rest of the time just clean it like I would the rest of my body. Second, make sure the jewelry is good, and not too cheap. Third, make sure it is the right size. A lot of times these bumps can be caused by the ball rubbing against the skin and creating a rash that becomes infected, or from a cheap metal that irritates the skin.0