What You Should Use:
Saline Solution is the key to quick healing. It is a safe way to remove any dirt, debris, or bacteria with out any pain or sting. Pressurized or Aerosol types are recommended because they will remain sterile for each use. We recommend Simply Saline or Wound Wash.
We recommend you spray saline on a Q-tip and gently clean away any lymph (crusties) from the area 3-4 times a day for at least the first 6-8 weeks. If your piercing is still producing crust after this time period, continue cleaning the area. Continue to clean once a day as long as you have the piercing. It is important to eat a healthy diet and keep your body hydrated while healing.
We also advise rinsing your piercing daily in the shower to ensure any soaps or shampoos are not trapped in the area. You should avoid pools, hot tubs, and the ocean for a minimum of two weeks. For the first few months, it is recommended to rinse your piercing with fresh water after submerging in any chlorine or ocean water.
For any oral piercing, you should rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash up to 6 times daily. We recommend Biotene as it is the only alcohol-free and antimicrobial mouthwash on the market. Be sure to rinse after you eat, drink, or smoke.
Chemicals of any kind will not help you heal faster.
Do NOT Use:
Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Bactine, Soaps, Ear Care Solutions, or Neosporin. These products are too harsh for piercings and will cause drying, irritation, redness, soreness, swelling, and will prolong the healing process.
Do Not Touch Your Piercing
Handling your piercing is the leading cause of physical and bacterial irritation. Avoid make-up, moisturizers, or any other products in the piercing area.
Occasionally the body will swell more than anticipated by the piercer. In the event of excessive swelling, consult with your piercer as soon as possible. This is not a major issue if resolved quickly. The jewelry simply needs to be removed and lengthened.
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