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Ear piercing aftercare question

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PolkadotPlate Thu 31-Mar-16 19:33:07

Had ears pierced (late to party I know!) using a needle at a piercing place.

Very pleased with the experience and it wasn't sore at all!

Am really terrified about the aftercare! He said keep hands away from them and keep them totally dry but how do I do this when soaking in the saline solution?

He told me to bath them twice a day which I'm doing and then dabbing with a clean piece of kitchen roll. Surely there is still going to be a little bit of water inside the piercing, through the hole?

The thought of my ear becoming infecied is making me a bit squeamish?

Any advice?

LidikaLikes Thu 31-Mar-16 21:03:31

The advice he gave you is fine.

The teeny tiny bit of saline water getting inside the hole is not going to do you any harm.

Risk of infection if you are clean and tidy are small, but even if infection does happen it's easy to treat.

Biggest advice I have is to make sure it's fully healed before you try to change it to a different earring. Also, don't wear cheap materials at first.

Is it your ear lobes? Or something cartilage?

MeadowHay Thu 31-Mar-16 22:11:31

Yes just follow his instructions. I think I was also told to turn it around about twice a day as well if I remember correctly, but otherwise to try not to touch it and just let it heal. I've had my lobes pierced a few times, and also have a cartilage piercing, always followed aftercare to the T and never had an infection. Don't worry, if you follow the aftercare regiment you will not get an infection, it is very unlikely. Congrats on your new addition!

Madlizzy Thu 31-Mar-16 22:22:37

The advice now is not to turn it, just clean with a saline solution twice a day. If they get angry, make up a chamomile tea and soak with the teabag as hot as you can bear for ten minutes

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