It is not uncommon for piercings to smell bad. This can happen to piercings at any stage of healing. Sometimes, old, well-established piercings can be the smelliest ones. Why does this problem occur and how to prevent it?
Your body secretes sebum, a substance created by sebaceous glands in the skin. This is an oily substance that is very common: it exists to lubricate and protect the skin. However, if sebum gets mixed with dirt and dead skin cells, it will turn smelly in no time. You can notice sebum mixed with dirt as an oily, soft discharge around the piercing hole and on jewelry. Chances are that it will be … read more