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pus from ear piercing

(5 Posts)
Polyethyl Sun 23-Mar-14 09:25:45

I have not worn earrings much since baby started to grab them. Yesterday, not wanting the holes to heal over I got out my plain gold studs, cleaned and boiled them and put them in. This morning there is a slight crust of pus. Google tells me that I should soak my ear in a salt solution. But I'm a bit baffled about how you do that. How do you stick the side of your head in a bowl of warm salt water without making a complete mess of spillages?

itsbetterthanabox Sun 23-Mar-14 09:41:53

Just press soaked cotton wool pads onto your piercings.

AnUnearthlyChild Sun 23-Mar-14 10:25:37

I make up a mug full and pour it slowly over my ear

Megbeth Sun 23-Mar-14 13:43:16

Hold a cup or bowl of warm salty water under the ear. Soak a cotton ball in the solution & squeeze over the hole. If the earring is still in try & gently turn it. Do the front & back of the hole. The cup or bowl will catch the drops of water.

RockinD Sun 23-Mar-14 15:18:43

Alternatively try hydrogen peroxide on cotton wool. That can be very effective in situations like this.

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