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How to Care for Ear Piercings

Written by Samantha Goldman. Posted in Piercing

The most worn piercings are those made ​​in the earlobe. Ear piercings are known for centuries in Western culture.  Before deciding to get an ear piercing you should know how to care for ear piercings.

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  • The piercing guns for inserting earrings should only be used for ear lobe and not other parts of the body and should be sterilized.
  • It is best to choose a round earring for the first ear piercing. This facilitates cleaning and does not cause too many problems in case the ear lobe becomes inflamed. Once the ear lobe has been completely healed, the jewelry can be changed with another, but always wear jewelry of high quality and appropriate size.
  • Use an antibacterial soap solution or hydrogen peroxide to clean the ear piercing and always wash your hands before starting cleaning. Never touch an unhealed piercing with unwashed hands.
  • Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and carefully clean the jewelry and the surrounding area and remove any crusty build up.
  • With clean hands, use a small amount of antibacterial soap and soap carefully the jewelry and the surrounding area. Rinse well, apply hydrogen peroxide with a cotton ball on the piercing, then carefully move the jewelry back and forth.
  • To dry the area, use a clean tissue cosmetic. Avoid using cosmetics or hair care products in the area of a recent piercing.

The critical care period is during the first month after the piercing is done. The main goal of the caring is to remove any secretion that may gather around the newly placed jewel and through which harmful bacteria can easily penetrate into the wound, infecting it. This is why it is important to know how to care for ear piercings.

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