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:: Care of Piercings
The area around the new piercing must be kept clean to allow
the body to heal around the jewelry. Pierced areas that are
covered by clothes such as nipples, navels, or genital piercings
may become infected because of perspiration and rubbing of
clothing. Piercers stress the importance of not ‘fingering’
the jewelry to prevent infection. The only time one needs
to touch a piercing, is when you clean your piercing.
for Care of New Piercing Sites
Clean the piercing area with an antibacterial soap twice
a day. This is enough to keep the piercing clean and the body
to heal. Gently wash the area surrounding and including the
piercing with the soap. Remove all crusty formations from
the piercing and jewelry. Rinse with soap, making sure that
all the soap and crust formations are gone.
Soaking with salt water is a good way to loosen up crusty
formations. You can make salt water by adding ¼ teaspoon
to salt to one cup of clean water. You do not use strong cleaning
agents if the area is infection-free. Do not use alcohol or
peroxide to clean the area at any time. These substances will
dry out your skin. Beta dine is great for healing, but will
destroy gold jewelry. Wash your hands with soap before touching
or cleaning the pierced area during the healing process. Don’t
let anyone else touch the pierced area during the healing
period. Avoid contact with other people’s body fluids.
Cover the pierced part with a tissue when using hair spray.
No tight clothes for navel piercing. Don’t wear large
belts, stockings, body suits, and do not sleep on your stomach.
Good air circulation is important for healing. Be careful
when you swim. Avoid public pools and hot tubs until the piercing
has healed. For mouth care following a tongue or lip piercing,
choose an antiseptic mouthwash and rinse your mouth after
all meals, snacks, and smoking. If you have bad breathe and
an off-colored tongue the mouth wash may have killed the mouth’s
own bacteria. If this happens, dilute with water or switch
to salt water rinses instead of mouthwash.
Aftercare for Navel, Ear, Eyebrow, Nose, Nipple, Labret
1. No Alcohol, Peroxide, Vaseline, or Neosporin
2. Wash hands before touching the piercing
3. Clean dry matter on jewelry and surface with Dr.
4. Rinse with Anti-bacterial Soap 3 times a day, rotating
jewelry back and forth
5. No Pool, No Hot tub, No Chlorine for 2 weeks
6. Minimum time required to change any jewelry: 4 weeks or
when it is not tender or irritated
Aftercare for Tongue
1. Rinse with Listerine after you eat, drink
2. Suck on ice for the 1st three days
3. Take an anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen)
4. Eat Soft Foods & Avoid Oral Sex
5. Avoid heavy abuse of all new piercings
6. Any Questions – Call (386) 253-5857
7. Wait 30 days to change jewelry
:: Dr. Piercing's
Kit: Cleans, Soothes, Protects
FDA Registered antiseptic and anesthetic for the care and
cleaning of piercings. To use:
1. Hold swab with the color-ring end up.
2. Bend the color-ring tip until it “snaps”.
3. Liquid flows down into the white tip.
4. Apply medicated tip to piercing. Dispose.
Warnings: For external use only. Keep out
of reach of children. If redness, irritation, infection or
swelling occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician.
Keep out of eyes. Do not insert in ear canal. Store at room
temperature. Active Ingredients: Benzalkonium
Chloride 0.11%. Made in U.S.A.