New Ear and Cartilage Piercing Aftercare Revised
GENERAL EAR & CARTILAGE PIERCING AFTERCARE REFERENCE GUIDE
This is your aftercare instructions for your professionally performed piercing.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU.
Follow these simple suggestions and the healing period should be a success.
Although not a
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A NORMAL PIERCING: May be tender, itchy, or even may appear bruised for a few weeks.
It may be slightly
red which can persist for several months.
Some bleeding can occur in the first few days.
A whitish-yellow or clear fluid can crust over the jewelry, which is not pus.
Never pick crust off, play or pull at your piercings. It will interrupt the healing process.
The skin may tighten
around the jewelry as it heals and may make movement
or rotation difficult during the cleaning procedure.
The body may naturally decide to move the jewelry & a piercing may lay over to one side.
When you are not cleaning your piercing, leave it alone.
DO NOT REMOVE the Jewelry when cleaning a new piercing.
Follow the After Care Cleaning Procedures Two Times Daily and or
Suggested by your DEH Registered Body Art Practitioner.
The Simple Ear Care Method can be a sufficiant substitue for
Infants, Toddlers, Children, Teens or anyone that may require
the occassional ease from the Standard Castile Soap cleansing Procedure.
wash your hand thoroughly before cleaning or handling a new piercing.
DAILY EAR CLEANSING METHOD:
The use of the Basic Natural After Care Unscented Castile Soap
is an extremely efficiant After Care Cleanser which can remove and float away
dead cell wastes and other derbris that can collect on the back of an inital piercing.
You may find that the cleaning procedure is the easiest to perform under running water,
such as in the shower, under a sink faucet, or with the use of a new spray bottle or bulb syringe.
Application of soap with a cotton swab Is Not Sufficient.
With very warm water, Soak the outside of the piercing to loosen any crusted matter.
Flush the piercing
with warm water.
Next, directly from the bottle,
APPLY sparingly, one drop of the Catile Soap to the Front and Back piercing.
Rotate or slide back and forth moving the cleanser into the piercing with clean hands or cloth.
Rinse thoroughly as you continue to move jewelry. Pat dry with a clean cloth.
Do not clean external piercings with soap more than twice daily.
Immedialty Discontinue Use if Irritation is Noticed.
Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practitioner for alternative Cleansing Procedures if necessary.
THE SIMPLE CLEANSING METHOD:
A Sterile Sea Salt Saline Spray Wash is
usually included with the service and
may be applied directly to the front and back of the newly Pierced Ear Lobe area.
Sterile Sea Salt Saline Spray Wash is a no rinse aftercare product
and in most cases is non-irritating & non-stinging.
Sterile Sea Salt Saline Spray Wash is an excellant natural healing remedy.
Sea Salt Saline Wash is different than regular table salt or contact solution.
Do not use contact solution because it can have additives and buffers.
Sterile Sea Salt Saline Spray Wash is the first step as a
"Go To Remedy" for an aggrevated piercing.
Sea Salt is similar
to our own body mineral structure and with proper use
can effectivly sooth and promote the healing of a new or irritated piercing.
Sterile Sea Salt Spray Wash or Warm Sea Salt Saline Wash Compress:
Simple Application: Mist Sterile, Pre Made Sea Salt Saline Spray directly
onto the Piercing at least one time per day and not more then six times per day.
Do not rotate the Jewelry during this aftercare cleaning procedure.
Self Made: Use 1/4 tsp. Clean Sea Salt dissolved in 1 clean cup of purified warm water
or a convieniant Concentrated Healing Soak Prouct can be prepared and stored using purified water.
Make sure to read and follow the correct dilution instructions on the label.
Always use a new, clean container for storage and applications.
Apply with a clean cotton
cloth or tissue to keep heat in.
You may additonally choose to use a new,
clean applicator bottle to apply drops, flush or irrigate a piercing.
Apply for five minutes or more, up to three times a day.
To Purchase Sterile Sea Salt Saline Spray, Concentrated Sea Salt Soak
head to our Online Earring Studio
CHANGING, REMOVING, or LOSS of JEWELRY:
Your piercing will not be completely healed for several years.
Even after the
piercing is healed, it is very possible that if you remove the jewelry,
reinsertion can be very difficult and sometimes even impossible.
Additionally if any trauma is experienced, even on a well healed ear,
it can be very possible that the jewelry may need to be removed and
reinsertion may be more difficult or even impossible.
If your Jewelry Comes Out, wash it,
and Reinstall the jewelry as soon as possible.
Check for Damages and Replace Damaged parts as soon as possible.
Extra Earring Backings are available through mail order
in the Online Earring Studio at www.BabyEarPiercing.com
and are usually available on site, in store,
and even during off hours for Standard Push/Pull Jewelry.
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Jewelry should not be changed during the initial healing period,
unless an issue regarding the progress of the piercing is present.
For Ear Lobes, you must wear the original jewelry for 6-8+ weeks.
before changing your jewelry style for fun or
To Remove an Ear Stud: Simply grasp the front and back of the jewelry then proceed
to pull apart firmly and evenly without tugging on the Ear.
Immediately clean and replace if no issues are present and
the intention is to continue wearing the jewelry.
It is always important to wear the proper size of jewelry in your piercing.
If you ever must temporarily remove or lose your jewelry during or shortly after the healing period,
You must put a retainer in the piercing to hold it open.
Nylon line or a plastic clothing price tag holder is an
excellent choice as a retainer,
especially when jewelry loss occurs.
Advice is available on the many different types of retainers or disguises.
It is no problem to permanently remove the jewelry. In most cases only a small indentation will remain.
Many piercings thought to have been long closed are quite often successfully re-opened.
POINTS OF CAUTION: If Ear Piercing Jewelry has become too tight,
it may lead to the jewelry becoming embedded.
Each time you clean your piercing, check for any signs of swelling,
redness, irritation and the
An embedded Piercing looks like the Jewelry is disappearing under the skin.
on the back of the Ear Piercing Jewelry must remain at the safety notch
inscribed on the post.
The clutch back should never be pushed up along the post touching the back of the ear.
If the lobe is
squeezed between the front and back of the Ear Piercing Jewelry,
likely to occur and the Jewelry should be removed immediately upon any signs of
Ear and Cartilage Piercings can carry the risks for infections, permanent scarring,
and the potential of Ear and Cartilage deformity.
Jewelry Durability: The Jewelry Selected for Piercing services at BabyEarPiercing.com
is found to be secure and usually does not disengage on its own.
Physical actions and elements affecting the jewelry
such as unexpected force, element, chemical, cosmetic exposure
and gradual physical wear can have possible effects on the durability,
performance, aesthetic appeal and longevity of any jewelry.
Check jewelry regularly for security and always replace the backs
after any unexpected removal occurs or as often as needed,
especially when jewelry exhibits signs of wear, weakness, or misshape.
As a result, Diamonds and Gemstones that may have become loose
in a setting should be taken for repair by a professional jeweler.
The Ear Piercing Jewelry used for services is found to be very durable,
though, it is not indestructible.
Infections and irritations have very similar signs.
If you are unsure of an exsisting condition,
it can be benifical to seek the advice of a qualified health professional.
INFECTIONS are caused by contact
with harmful bacteria, fungi, and other living pathogens.
soil, gardening, animals,
pets, infrequently washed clothing or bedding, pools,
look for these first indications of an infection:
and describe circumstances which may have led to an infection.
Remove the jewelry immediately if at anytime the pierced skin swells
and becomes restricted by the length of the piercing jewelry.
Jewelry removal could pose a possiblity of closing off a drainage point for infectious
fluids to exit.
and should only be prescribed by a physician.
IRRITATIONS may appear in many
Here are some more common causes:
Avoid over cleaning.
Skin can appear shiny and tender with a clear discharge.
This may indicate that
the cleanser or jewelry is not the correct type for the new piercing.
and Consult with your DEH Safe Body Art Practitioner
for Alternative Cleansing Products and Procedures.
when the signs of a metal
and cleanser reaction has become an issue.
SWIMMING WITH NEW PIERCINGS:
If you must go swimming with your new piercing during the healing period,
You must attempt to totally protect it. The use of a water proof patch product can be ideal.
There are no guarantees that this product will keep your piercing 100% dry.
Most Guests that have used the patch during trials reported that it kept their piercings dry.
To Use: First cover your new piercing with a small dressing such the
smooth absorbant part of a non irritating wound plaster to prevent the waterproof patch
from sticking directly to the jewelry. Next apply the patch generoulsy over and around the piercing site.
Remove the patch after each use. Patches are not suggested for prolonged use.
Coating the piercing with an over the counter cream like Bacitracin or Neosporin
can be applied alone but may offer minimal or even no protection depending on the situation.
ESTIMATED INITIAL HEALING TIMES:
Ear 6-8 weeks. Ear Cartilage 6-9 months.
The complete healing of a piercing can take one year or more.
Due to certain individual skin types or sensitivities these particular
metals, jewelry styles and care products sold,
offered or selected during services may not be the right choice or work for everyone.
If you experience redness, swelling, irritation or other irregular
conditions that are related to your piercing,
discontinue use of product and or remove the jewelry and seek the advice
of a qualified physician if conditions worsen or persist.
If you believe you may be suffering from a life threatening situation related to your piercing,
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency services facility.
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