Why Getting a Piercing During Monsoon is a Big No-No
By NCVC Staff | Published on Oct 09, 2023
The decision to get a piercing is an exciting one, adding a touch of personal style and enhancing your aesthetic. However, it’s essential to consider the responsibilities and aftercare involved. Piercings can sometimes lead to infections, particularly during the monsoon season.
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Here’s why you should avoid piercings in the monsoon:
During the first 3-4 days after getting a piercing, it’s common to experience swelling. This is a natural response of the body due to increased blood flow in the pierced area. Unfortunately, the humid climate of the monsoon worsens the swelling, making it difficult for it to subside. The combination of heat and humidity causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in a buildup of fluids around the piercing.
The hot and wet conditions of the monsoon can create a perfect environment for infections to thrive. Excessive sweating and increased humidity can clog the pores with dirt and oil, further raising the risk of inflammation in the pierced area. Redness and discomfort are common symptoms.
Hot and humid weather paves the way for prickly heat rashes to develop easily. As you sweat, the rash worsens, and the persistent itching sensation can lead to scratching. Constant scratching could lead to infection, as the nails harbor dirt, making matters worse.
4. Pus Boils
The monsoon season sets the stage for bacteria-infected hair follicles, known as staph bacteria, resulting in pus boils. The ideal weather conditions during the monsoon provide a favorable breeding ground for bacteria to multiply. The body’s response to the infection includes the accumulation of dead bacteria, skin, and white blood cells, which leads to the formation of painful and swollen pus boils.
Eczema, a skin condition characterized by dryness, flakiness, scaliness, and itching, can be aggravated by changes in temperature and humidity. Sweating due to hot conditions exacerbates eczema symptoms. If the pierced area is affected by eczema, the pain and discomfort can become unbearable.
When choosing the right time for a piercing, it’s crucial to consider the surrounding conditions. While winter and dry summer climates facilitate better healing, the monsoon season should be avoided. The risk of complications and discomfort during this time is higher.
So, ladies, remember to be cautious when deciding when to get a piercing and to take thorough care of it once you have it!