Exterior Piercings

(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 Surfaces.

(I.e. Lip, Labret, Monroe, Pixie)

  • Use 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.