Hey guys, I have a question. I've had my navel pierced for 3 years now so of course it's all healed and fine. For the last few days, it's been really irritated (just red and kinda inflamed, no discharge). This has never happened before because it healed pretty quickly and I've never done anything to it so this is really odd to me. I've been gaining weight for the last year due to personal issues and right now I'm at the heaviest weight I've been in 6 or 7 years. My pants have been a little tighter, but they are low-rise (so they don't touch my navel). I'm working on losing all the weight though. Would the weight gain be the reason for my piercing to be irritated? Should I just do seasalt soaks and wait it out OR should I take it out and get it re-pierced when I've fully lost the weight OR should I take it out for a few days and let it calm down??? Please give me any advice on this. I'd highly appreciate it!!! Thanks so much!
PS - I'd go to my piercer, but she closed her boutique last summer.