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How to Take Care of Your Ear Piercing?

Posted by Ann V. On 2017 Mar 29th

How to Take Care of Your Ear Piercing?

Here are the instructions to follow after getting an ear piercing.

Ear piercing is the most common body piercing. However, most people are not aware of the preventive measures after getting it, making them prone to infection and oozing.

Here we have come up with the precautions for a fresh piercing. These simple steps not only minimise the chances of infection, but also speed up your healing rate.

Wash Your Hands Before and After Handling Your Earrings:

Contaminated hands pass on the bacteria to the pierced spots, making you prone to the infection, swelling, puss and redness. So, you must wash your hands before and after handling the piercing spot.

Use Saline Solution for Cleaning:

Avoid using alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean your piercing. It causes skin irritation and burning, affecting your healing rate. Instead, use saline solution to clean it. It is easily available at drug store. Or you can make it at home by mixing ¼ tbsp. of iodine free salt with a cup of warm water. Soak a cotton ball with this solution and dab it on the spot gently. Apply the solution in a way so that it enters in the piercing.

Don’t Remove the Jewellery Before 6 Weeks:

Avoid removing the jewellery before 6 weeks as it may close the hole due to the healing of the body.

Don’t Sleep on the Side of Piercing:

Don’t sleep on the side of piercing as it may hurt and damage the skin tissue. Instead, sleep on you back.

Follow the Piercing Precautions:

  • Minimise the use of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol till your piercing is healed
  • Don’t swim in lakes or pools
  • Don’t use skin care products like thick ointments on or around the piercing

So these are the valuable tips to take care of your ear piercing. These things are essential to protect your fresh piercing from infection, swelling and oozing. See your physician if you experience inflammation, swelling, redness, pus discharging and pain/irritation.