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Herpes and piercings?

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Hey again, all. It's been a while since I've been on but now that I am I'm thinking of all these questions. Since I got my confirmation, and before that, during my outbreak, I've been having issues with my nipple piercings. I was warned by my friend before I got them done that they would get randomly angry for the first year or so (I've had them for about 6 months), but since I got this silly virus they've really been acting up. I could very well be paranoid that H is the cause of this and it's actually normal, but I was wondering if anyone else has had issues with piercings since getting the virus? All my other piercings are just on my ears/cartilage and I haven't really had problems with those. Google tells me nothing, but I'm talking to my piercer next weekend so maybe that can solve it.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey boot,


nipple piercings are highly sensitive for the the first year. H should not effect it. Talk to your doctor rather than your piercer, they will give you a better explanation. if you are having an OB your immune system might be running "half-speed" so to say. and nipple piercings only 6 months old might not be healed, theres also the possibility of a keliod (painful scar tissue from a piercing)


I had the same questions about being able to finish my tattoos and piercings with my doc.


I hope this helps you.

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Turns out it was the stress and had nothing to do with the virus itself. I'm very aware they're not healed yet, but I hadn't really had any problems with them up until then. So for future reference, anyone that might be having issues with piercings healing after getting H, it's probably not H itself, but the emotional stress.

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