Piercing After-care

Cleansing Solution

Use either, sterile saline (for wounds with NO additives), H2ocean spray, or a properly mixed sea salt and water solution(instruction near bottom).

Soap

Use a mild liquid soap with no fragrance, that's antibacterial, anti-microbial or germicidal. Do NOT use any other products on your piercing, especially most first aid products like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin or any other cream/ointment.

External Care

Wash your hands before cleaning or touching your piercing, and NEVER remove your jewellery during the healing process. Avoid swimming or submerging the area until fully healed.

Once or twice a day at most, use a small dot of soap and farm a lather in your hands, use your fingertips to gently clean the piercing. Do not leave the soap on for longer that 20-30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean paper towel. This is easier done in the shower.

Use cleansing solution to soak the piercing once to twice a day for 5-10 minutes. You can do this either by soaking a cotton ball, piece of gauze or paper towel and holding it on the piercing firmly or by filling a small cup with the solution and inverting it over the piercing if possible.

If necessary you can use your solution or warm water on q-tips throughout the day to remove any secretion/plasma from around the piercing. Do this gently. Dried secretion can be very damaging if the piercing is hit or rubbed while present.

Oral Care

Rinse mouth with alcohol free 4-5 times daily for 20 seconds, mainly after meals and before bed. Do NOT over use, rinsing too often or with too strong of a mouthwash can cause irritation can or soreness of your mouth and piercing.

For swelling use ice or an over the counter anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen.

Sea Salt Mixture

Use non-iodized (iodine free) natural sea salt only, dissolve 1/4 teaspoon into 8oz of warm distilled or bottled water and shake well. Making or using a stronger mixture will only irritate and dry out the piercing.