The general advice is to use salt water or saline for about 5 minutes at least twice a day. We recommend the Dr. Piercing Aftercare Solution which is available in swab form and consists of isotonic saline, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and B vitamin ingredients.
Make sure your bedding, glasses, and anything else that may come in contact with your new piercing are clean. Clean your piercing regularly. Consider taking a multivitamin. Multivitamins containing zinc and vitamin C may increase your body’s healing abilities.
The inner labia (4-6 weeks), clitoris and/or foreskin (4-6 weeks), labia (6-8 weeks) and the Princess Albertina (4-6 weeks) will heal the fastest< / b>. The longest are the outer labia (3-6 months) and Christina (6-9 months).
Healing time will vary from one part to another. The general healing time is 6 weeks for earlobes and 12 weeks for cartilage or helix. If you have a nose piercing, 4 weeks is sufficient. Remember that this period is only possible if you don’t have an infection or nickel reaction along the way.
One way to help your new piercing stay healthy is to soak it in a mixture of sea salt or saline. This can keep your wound clean and promote healing. Some piercing experts advise their clients to consider a sea salt bath to help your piercing heal.
Warm Sea Salt Bath
The best thing you can do for your piercing is to take a salt water bath regularly. These rinse out the piercing, help draw out discharge, stimulate blood flow and relieve irritation.
Never apply ice directly to the skin. This can lead to tissue damage. Place a sheet of cloth or a cloth towel between the cold pack and your skin. Keep the wound clean.
The snug piercing is known to be the most painful ear piercing for most people. It scores about a 9/10 on the pain scale compared to other piercings. However, remember that even the most painful piercings are likely to hurt less than a paper cut.
Don’t fiddle with your piercings.
Do not touch a new piercing or twist the jewelry unless you are cleaning it. Also, keep clothing away from the piercing. Excessive rubbing or rubbing can irritate your skin and delay healing.
It looks good – most piercings look pretty good to begin with. A slight reddening is not uncommon, but should subside within a few weeks. You may notice some dry matter at the entrance or exit of your piercing. This is called “exudate” and is a by-product of the healing process.
Why is my ear piercing closing so quickly? (overnight or after a few days) Another ear hole can close up quickly, either overnight or after a few days if the stud or jewelry is not put into the hole. The main reason this would happen to you is because the pierced ear has not fully healed.
Clean the piercing once or twice a day with either saline solution, an unscented antimicrobial soap, or both. Rinse any soap off the piercing. Gently dry the piercing with a clean, disposable paper towel or handkerchief. Avoid drying with a cloth as it can transmit germs or attach to jewellery.
The outer opening of the piercing is best treated with liquid antibacterial soap or Bactine. If the liquid soap is too harsh, it can be diluted 50/50 with water (avoid perfumed products). Apply liberally with a cotton swab or swab.
DO NOT use harsh chemicals
No tea tree oil, alcohol, peroxide, antibacterial soap or ointments. DO NOT use moisturizing soaps like Dove and Olay or antibacterials like Dial. These soap additives leave residue that can collect around the piercing and contribute to irritation.
Do not use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol as this can slow healing. You can cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly such as Vaseline and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace dressing as needed.