The Nashua Telegraph recently covered complications associated with piercings. The article notes growing concern from physicians and researchers on the various problems that can occur from piercings:
A recent study published by the British Medical Journal reported that 28 percent of all people who got non-earlobe piercing experienced a complication – usually, swelling, residual bleeding, slow healing or infection – with half of the complications serious enough that the patient sought help from a medical professional.
“It is vital that anyone considering a piercing ensures that they go to a reputable piercer to reduce the risk of problems,” said Dr. Fortune Ncube, a researcher with Britain’s National Health Protection Agency, who led the study.
Despite the troubling statistics, body jewelry enthusiasts still find that the positives of piercings — coupled with easy common sense prevention techniques — outweigh the potential risks. So, tell us BodySparklers: Have you ever had a complication from a piercing? Did you have to seek medical advice from a doctor? How do you keep your piercings clean and free of infection?
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