(i.e., Nose, Navel, Ear, Eyebrow, Nipple)
- Keep the piercing area clean and dry.
- Never use rubbing alcohol, peroxide or any kind of cream (like polysporin) on your piercing
- Wash with liquid soap and warm water twice daily. Be sure to wash jewelry as well but Do Not Remove it.
- If after 3 or 4 days the piercing still seems red and irritated then you may use a mild skin cleanser such as bactine (mixed half and half with water), saline solution (salt water mixture) or benzalkonium chloride.
- Continue treatment until
piercing is completely healed (about 6 to 8 weeks in most cases)
Piercing Inside the Mouth
- Rinse three times daily with non-alcoholic mouthwash.
- If you cannot find non-alcoholic mouth wash you can use regular mouth wash mixed half and half with water, or two tablespoons of salt mixed in with a 500 ml bottle of water.
- Avoid drinking beverages that contain yeast (such as beer) or bacterial cultures (such as yogurt) until the piercing is completely healed (about 4 to 6 weeks)
Piercing That Includes Both Internal And External
(I.e. Lip, Labret, Monroe, Pixie)
all of the above methods where possible but also use common sense. Never use
chemical cleaning agents on internal wounds.
Remember: Your body is trying to heal your piercing as well. Don’t over wash or use chemicals.