Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com
I can understand your concern.
You seem to be having urticaria. Its also called hives. It can happen due to allergy to food, medications, jewellery., dust, pollen etc.
It would be best to treat it with oral anti allergic tablets like tab. Allegra 180 mg once a day for a week and see if it helps. You can apply calamine lotion to soothe the area.
It can happen due to jewellery but that would be at the area of the contact of the jewellery.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Patient replied :
Hello Dr Banodkar,
Thank you for your reply! I will follow your advice and take the antihistamine tablets for a week.
I will also replace the steel jewelry to titanium made as soon as possible. The only thing I want to mention is that most of the redness appears on my neckline/colarbone after I do the salt soaks on the piercings. The actual piercings seem ok to mee. These red itchy patches usually 2 x 5cm2 disappear after a few minutes.
I do not get these every time I do the soaks, I would say in about 20% of the time.
Many thanks, Nick
Thanks for your reply.
This is characteristic of urticaria. I would recommend even stopping the salt soaks for four to five days to see if that helps.