KEEP IT CLEAN!
Each piercing has a different healing time frame, so apply all these after care methods accordingly.
Wash your piercing everyday! Use Anti-Bacterial soap (Liquid Dial Gold soap recommended). Lather the soap in your hand and apply it to all entrances and exits of your piercings, this does not apply to oral piercings. Once lathered on, gently move the piercing up and down to get the soap through the skin. Afterwards, rise with warm water and again, move the piercing up and down to make sure you get all the soap out. Not doing so thoroughly make cause irritation. Do this once a day, everyday until your piercing has met it's healing date.
Use Anti-septic mouthwash after everything you eat, drink, and smoke. Anti-septic means if it doesn't burn, it doesn't work. So bubble gum flavor mouth wash will NOT work. A quick rinse and spit is all you need to do!
In the case of an infections, use sea salt (NOT TABLE SALT)! Take a small pinch of sea salt and apply a couple small drops of warm (not hot) water to the salt. It should make a kind of paste. It should not dissolve. Apply this paste to all ends of the piercing and allow it 10-15 minutes to dry. It may sting, this is normal. After 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water and do this once a day until the infections is gone. If the infection worsens or lasts more than a week without improvement, we recommend that you seek medical attention. Most infections will last 1-3 days.
WORD OF ADVISORY
Ocean water, pools, and hot tubs should be fine during the healing process. You may experience discomfort and that is normal, no need to panic. Once you get out of the water, rinse your piercing with clean water.
DO NOT go into any lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, or swamps during the healing process of your piercing. These ares are filled with bacteria and highly increase your chances of severe infections.
In the case of a developing keloid, we recommend that you use Tea Tree Oil. Apply a couple drops to a q-tip and apply the oil to all keloided areas. Do this everyday! Over the next week, keep an eye on the piercing. If the keloid goes away and doesn't come back, great! If it comes back, you may have a small allergy to the metal or we need to look further into what's causing the keloid.
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