whats PTFE body jewelry
What’s PTFE? PTFE is short for Polytetrafluoroethylene and is more commonly known as Teflon. PTFE is a type of fluoropolymer which has numerous applications including flexible body piercing jewelry. PTFE body jewelry is perfect for hiding, and those who are allergic to metal/nickel.
- It is a unique, medically approved plastic that is far superior to all other forms of plastic body jewelry.
- Fully bio-compatible and hypo-allergenic. It helps heal troubling piercings faster.
- It minimizes irritation and maximizes style.
- Its high Flexible! It moves with the body for maximum comfort and durability. Perfect for active and physical people.
- Easy to clean, and adjustable, use a scissor or a blade to adjust to your desired length.
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Are my piercings infected??!! The leading infections to your piercings usually come from having them pierced yourself. Self piercings are more dangerous and prone to becoming infected for numerous reasons such as, tools, non-sterilized/shared equipments, etc. It’s always best to see a professional piercer with a clean shop to prevent these possible problems.
Now if you had them done professionally from a piercer, here are some simple steps to check if your piercings are infected.
- Check for redness – Most of the time a fresh piercing will be a little red, but if the redness does not go away or it becomes darker, there could be a possibility that it’s infected.
- Swelling – If your swelling does not go away for an extended period of time after getting them pierced, there is a good chance it is infected.
- Discharge or pus – Pus is the most obvious sign of an infection. White pus tends to indicate a very minor infection, which you can simply continue with the normal cleansing process. In a serious infection, pus will either be yellow or green.
- Degree of pain – After the piercing/punctured wound – stinging, aching, or burning for a few days is normal. However, if you feel any sharp pains while touch the area might be a sign of infection.
- Fever/chills/nausea – Fever, nausea, and chills are a definite sign of trouble. It can lead to a very serious infection, or due to allergic reaction to the type of metal used during your initial piercing. Consult a doctor is these effects occur, these are not normal reactions to piercings
Now that you are aware of the symptoms to an infection, lets get into how you can treat the infection.
- Never take the jewelry out! – If you do, then the infection might get trapped inside, which can lead to a bump around your piercings.
- Salt water solution – Mix 1/8 table spoon of salt per cup of water. Use sea salt or rock salt, not table salt. You cant use table salt because it has iodine in it.
- DO NOT touch your piercings!! – Simple – L.I.T.H.A (Leave it the hell alone!), if you do decide to touch it, WASH WASH WASH your hands, Bacteria infected hands are the number 1 cause of an infection.
- Wear loose clothing if your piercing is constantly rubbing on them.
- Go see your piercer! – Your piercers know best, they might offer you some aftercare solutions, etc.
A neck piercing is one of the many different types of surface piercings that are quite popular, it is done to make it look like a bite on the side of a person’s neck. Common body jewelry used for this particular piercing would be a Surface bar. A bar is placed in the skin of the side of the neck. When the jewelry is taken out it looks like a vampire bite, hence why others call it the vampire bite.
Neck piercing is done through the loose flesh on the back of the neck and is also called a nape piercing. They carry a high rate of rejection and migration, unless they are properly measured and placed. They may reject if they are not pierced properly, as they are in a part of the body that moves constantly and are easy to irritate, catching on clothing or other objects. You can cover them with a band-aid, but surface piercing is an open wound, and they do need air to breathe, so keeping it covered for a long period of time wouldn’t be the best idea.
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