One of my three-year-old nipple piercings started acting up last week. I thought I was getting a cold (swollen lymph nodes on my neck, a bit of aches and pains), and both nippes started weeping a bit. But this is normal for me.
Then I caught my left nipple on a towel while drying off after a shower. Ouch! Within days it was swelling up, getting very crusty, oozing, and generally nasty. I started the routine of 3x/day sea salt soaks. Then I whacked it in bed one night, it hurt like hell, and it bled like crazy.