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Apr/May 2012
Tips for Piercing Care
Don't remove your
Just in case they don
t tell you this when
you have it done
although they should
, we
are saying it here
For the frst six weeks, do
not take out the studs
Tis is the primary
healing time and the hole can easily close
Clean the earring hole
every day
Before doing anything near the earring,
wash your hands with soap and water
Since you can
t remove the stud, take a
cotton ball or cotton swab and dip it in
Swab the stud on both sides of
the ear
If you are given a specifc cleaning
solution to use, try that instead
participating in sports or other activities
that can introduce dirt around the stud,
clean it more than once per day
Turn your earrings daily
As the tissue heals it will try to attach to the
Daily turning prevents this so you
t have earrings that you can
t remove
without pain and reopening the wound
Keep chemicals away from
your newly pierced ears
Hair dyes, perfumes, cosmetics and hair
oils can all introduce an infection into the
ear as it heals
Protect your ears from
Tis can happen if you play sports
blow to the earlobe or tugging on the stud
can reopen the healing tissue
Don’t play with your
s an unconscious thing to twirl the
earring as you talk, but this action can also
introduce bacteria and dirt into the healing
An infection is one thing that
you want to avoid when you
get your ears pierced. Just like
anywhere else, an infection here
can be painful and can mar your
dreams of sporting dangles from
your newly pierced earlobes.
Teenagers Ear
Piercings: How to
Avoid Infections
So, your teen wants
their ears pierced
It is not
the end of the world if you
allow them to have it done
But, teach them how to take
care of their piercings to
avoid infections
Ear piercing goes back millions of years
Today we have the beneft of sterile
technique and disposable needles
You can
go to any number of stores or kiosks in the
mall and have your ears pierced in seconds
But, what takes seconds to do can become a
nightmare if not taken care of properly
Piercing is a surgical procedure in which the skin
of the ear is incised by a needle to make room for
an earring. It is a small opening but still needs to
be cared for post op.
Te skin around the hole will begin to heal
You want to avoid the
healing from encasing the earring and also from reclosing the hole
you have just created
To that end, here are some tips to follow