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    I had both nipples pierced in early May and unexpectedly planned a trip to Europe at the end of july into August. Piercings are fine but still healing, lymphing and crusting regularly. So my question is, can I swim in the ocean? I don't plan to sit in the ocean for hours on end more or less a dive in a dive out? It's going to be nearly impossible for me not to swim, going to be in super hot places at the beach every day lol. Should i just take the piercing out?

    Or is there maybe something I can use to cover the piercings while i dip in the ocean? Or maybe rinse them off right away after? Any suggestions? I got the piercing at the worst time possible I realize that now.

    ALSO - since I will be in Europe and won't have access to my piercer/doctor. What do I do if it does actually get super infected? I'm leaving in 2 and a half weeks and really just want to gather all the info I can before I go - also I'm just super paranoid.. lol thanks guys !

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    Hi , I swam in the med within weeks of my nipple piercing and personally I think the salt water healed it quicker . I didn't have any problems but obviously I can't guarantee you'll be the same . Hope you enjoy your trip

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    Should be fine but if you have any serious problems then contact your medical insurance company.
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    You should be ok, but if you are concerned, cover the piercings with a waterproof 'eyepatch' plaster and clean with sterile saline afterwards. You're more like to pick up an infection by swimming a public pool or sitting in a hot tub, than swimming in the ocean. Have a great time!
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    It's the ultimate saline wash !

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    Thanks everyone! fingers crossed all goes well. i will plan to rinse off with fresh water anytime i go swimming.

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    Do you guys still think I should contiune to do my SSS twice a day even though I will also be swimming in the ocean? Is there such thing as over SSS'ing them?

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    My opinion ? If you're swimming in the ocean at least once a day that's more than enough . I slid mine to and fro a little when I was in the sea and I think it helped heal them . Just my opinion tho . Good luck

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    Thanks again So tonight after doing my SSS i noticed my one nipple has a small little bump near the end of the piercing - looks almost like a small pimple/boil. I have yet to go swimming lol so that hasn't done it. What do you guys think this is? Is this a normal thing? Im 2-2 and a half months out and dont think ive noticed one of these before. the piercing itself doesnt hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellada210 View Post
    Thanks again So tonight after doing my SSS i noticed my one nipple has a small little bump near the end of the piercing - looks almost like a small pimple/boil. I have yet to go swimming lol so that hasn't done it. What do you guys think this is? Is this a normal thing? Im 2-2 and a half months out and dont think ive noticed one of these before. the piercing itself doesnt hurt.
    Piercing bumps are extremely normal.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal, 5mm conch punch
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x6, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler, botox
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
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