Cleaning:

Please use only the following products on your piercing:

Body Piercings:

A mild or fragrance-free antibacterial liquid soap

Oral Piercings:

Antibacterial alcohol-free mouth wash. (Amount of cleaning depends from person to person) Rinse mouth with mouth wash solution for 30 seconds after meals and before bedtime (4-5 times daily) during the entire healing period. Cleaning too often or with too strong of a rinse can cause discoloration and irritation of your mouth and piercing.

Micro-dermal Piercings:

A non-iodized sea salt mixture you make yourself dissolve 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger solution can irritate your piercing, so don’t put in too much salt!

How to Clean Your Piercing:

Don't forget to wash your hands really well before you clean or touch your piercing for any reason. With the soaponly once a day. While showering, lather up a dime sized drop of the soap to clean the jewellery and the piercing. Leave the soap on the piercing no more than thirty seconds. If you find around the piercing becoming irritated lather soap with more water, some antibacterial soaps can be strong. Remember to rinse wellto remove all of the soap from the piercing. You do not have to rotate your jewellery through the piercing. Please dry gently with clean cloth that will not snag on jewellery.

What is Normally Expected:

At first you may have some bleeding, bruising, swelling (Ibuprofen can be taken to reduce swelling), redness, and soreness or mild pain. During healing some discoloration, itching, oozing of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewellery. You may notice this with oral piercings to. Your skin may tighten around the jewellery as you heal. After healing the jewellery may not move easily in the piercing; do not force it. If you don’t clean your piercing as a part of your daily bathing, normal but smelly secretions may build up causing this problem.

A piercing may seem just fine before the whole healing process is done. This is because they heal from the outside in. Even if it feels fine, the new skin is weak on the inside. Be patient, and keep cleaning all the way to the end of entire healing period. Discuss with the piercer about healing process times. This depends upon on the piercing and also the person.

If you have had a piercing for years, it can still shrink or close in minutes if you take out your jewellery! This is different from person to person; if you like your piercing, keep jewellery in do not leave the hole empty.

What To Avoid:

Avoid cleaning too much. This can irritate your piercing and make it take longer to heal. Only onceaday. Avoid irritation like friction from clothing, too much motion of the area, playing with the jewellery, and rough cleaning. These could make ugly and uncomfortable scar tissue form, and cause other problems like migration and a longer healing time. If you do form tissue on your piercing please use Hydrocortisone Cream about 3 times a day, Repeat until formed tissue is no longer. Contact your piercer for additional information if problem persist.

Avoid rough play, unwashed hands on (or even anywhere near) your piercing, and contact with others’ bodily fluids like saliva while you are healing.

Avoid putting a healing piercing in a lake or ocean, non-chlorine pool, hot tub, etc.

Avoid all beauty and personal care products on or around the piercing, including cosmetics, lotions, and sprays, etc.

Don’t hang charms or any object from your jewellery until the piercing is fully healed. (Dangly jewellery included)

Removing:

If you decide you don’t want your piercing any more, simply remove the jewellery (or have a professional piercer remove it). Keep cleaning the piercing daily until the hole closes. Most of the time only a small mark will be visible.

Infection:

If you think you have an infection, leave in your jewellery so the infection can drain. If you take the jewellery out, the surface can close up. That can trap the infection inside the piercing and cause an abscess. Do not remove jewellery unless instructed to so by a medical professional.

 

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