Aftercare Guidelines For Body Piercings

 

Please note each body is unique and healing times vary considerably

Cleaning solutions (use one of both of the following solutions for healing piercings):

Packaged sterile saline solution with no additives, or a non-iodized sea salt mixture: dissolve ¼ teaspoon of sea salt into one cup of warm distilled or bottled water.

A mild, fragrance free liquid soap – preferably anti microbial or germicidal

Cleaning instructions for body piercings

Wash your hands thoroughly prior to cleaning of touching your piercing for any reason

SALINE soak for five-10 minutes once or more per day. Invert a cup of warm saline solution over the area to form a vacuum. A brief rinse afterward will remove any residue

SOAP no more than once or twice a day

RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces of the soap from the piercing. It is not necessary to rotate the jewellery through the piercing.

DRY by gently pattings with the clean, disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbour bacteria and snag on jewellery causing injury.

What is normal?

Initially: some bleeding, localised swelling, tenderness, or bruising.

During healing: some discolouration, itching, secretion of a whitish-yellow fluid (not pus) that will form some crust on the jewellery. The tissue may tighten around the jewellery as it heals.