Hypergranulation is one of the most common piercing problems. It manifests itself as a red bump that forms around the piercing. The bump, called hypergranulation, is often not big in size but it does make your piercing look bad. These bumps are more common with new piercings in healing but it’s important to note that they can form at any time. Another type of a hypergranulation manifests itself as a red, puffy tissue around the piercing but without a bump. Most commonly, hypergranulations appear with neglected piercings or when you don’t take a good care of your new piercing. However, even well-cared, clean piercings can suffer from hypergranulations from time to time.
One of the most common reasons for hypergranulations is moist environment. This is why it’s important to keep your piercing clean but dry. Another common reason for hypergranulations appearing is an infection. This is why you need to take a good care of your piercing to prevent these problems from occurring. Typically, a hypergranulation forms on one side of the piercing but it can appear anywhere. Many hypergranulations look puffy and like they are filled with fluid. Luckily, hypergranulations tend to be less dangerous than keloid scars and you can often heal them completely, as long as you notice them on time. Sometimes, changing jewelry to something more comfortable is all you have to do. If this is not an issue, try fixing the problem with light saline soaks several times per day. However, make sure to dry your piercing properly after giving it a saline soak.