Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
147 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Rubbed alcohol on pierced nipple. Inflammation on areola and nipple with blisters. How will it heal?

Hey,
I've sorta had a major problem with my nipple..Im 16 and at the weekend decided to get my nipple pierced. Seeing as I'd used rubbing alcohol on all my other piercings, I didnt why I shouldnt on this one. So I dabbed a cotton wool bud with savlon rubbing alcohol and put it down my bra before bed. When I woke up my nipple and areola were really inflamed and i had like loads of blsters over my breast. When I removed the cotton wool bud, the top layer of nipple came off with it aswell! :( Its been a couple of days and I think its getting a bit better, but the areola is very ver dark and I still have blisters and the top layer of nipple still hasnt grown back..
Any advice??
Thanks!
Annabel
Mon, 25 Nov 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
This is due to combined effect of pearcing as well as contact with alchol for a long period of time. anyway dont worry this has to improve and revert to normal within few days.
Just keep cleaning the skin over nipple and aeriola with betadine ointment and apply soframycin cream over it daily for 5-6 days
Nothing else is required
Hope this helps
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor , i am arjun from kerala.i am a male and i am 18 years old. My nipples are in an inflammated state since last 4 years or so. It s just...

Recent questions on  Areola

doctor1 MD

i am a 20 yr old female and i have noticed My areola has a light patch on the top of it. like the same color of my skin i have also had random...

doctor1 MD

Hello to all the doctors that read my enquiry. I am a 25 year old black female. I have a patch under my right nipple on my aereola. This patch came...

doctor1 MD

i got into an accident and it shifted my areola to the left of my breast and my nipped also got shifted to the left side of my areola so my areola...

doctor1 MD

Hi I m a teenage girl, sexually active, never had a child. And lately my nipple was peeling, like dry skin was coming off, and there were little...

doctor1 MD

Can you get a zit in your nipple? Because I did!!! I didn't know you could get one there. It was the size of a marble and when I squeezed it tons...

doctor1 MD

I have had this mole on my areola for about a year or so. Does it look cancerous? Is it normal to get moles here? The photo may be hard to tell,...

doctor1 MD

My new born baby is 8 days old and her mother did not got milk for first 5 days and after that she is getting small amounts only till then baby is...