What is the Crusty Stuff Around My Piercing?

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Don't worry, this is perfectly normal, and appropriately nicknamed "crusties". Crusties are just the result of your body trying to heal itself. Dead blood cells and plasma surface, and then dry when exposed to air. They do need to be cleaned carefully and thoroughly whenever you notice them. After a couple weeks, you will see less or possibly even none of the crusties.

Crusties are clear or pale yellow.

If the ooze seeping from your piercing hole is dark yellow, green or brown, however, it could indicate infection and you should see your piercer or your doctor right away.