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What exactly is the white stuff sometimes found in where your piercings are?

Asked by Jude (32098points) February 16th, 2011

I had my navel pierced ages ago. I no longer wear anything there, but, I have noticed white stuff coming out of the piercing hole. My piercing doesn’t hurt (not infected). So, what is it? Bacteria?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Dead skin, shampoo, soap… buildup of general bodily funkiness. :)

Jude's avatar

Yummeh ~

syz's avatar

And probably some sebum.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf Your last answer was much better.

glenjamin's avatar

I get that in my ear, which I got pierced when I was a teenager but haven’t had a ring in for over 10 years. It never caused me any worry though, and never got infected or anything.

Randy's avatar

@syz has it right. It’s sebum.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Well, I tried. ;)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Mods, That was uncalled for! Mellow a little.

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