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Caring for pierced ears

Ear piercings are very fashionable these days. Piercing are today taken as cool, but there are stuff you need to know before getting piercing done. Ear piecing is not likely to cause infection or to damage your ears if you have it done by someone professional in piecing, and you properly care for your ears afterwards.

Pierced Ears

Some of the professionals use a piercing gun. A single-use piercing gun is an excellent hygienic method because it uses the sterile earring to make the piercing in your ear. Change your earrings after every eight weeks. This will keep the earring from becoming sticky in your ear. Only use genuine and pure material earrings to avoid ear irritation.

How to take care of your ear after ear piercing

  • The ears which are pierced will become infected if they are not cleaned properly. The easiest way to do this is to soak a cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and swab both sides of the ears every morning and evening. If the pierced area starts looking irritated or begins to itch, apply an antibiotic cream to soothe the area thrice daily.
  • The person should make certain that the starter earrings should not contain nickel, which is an allergic substance.

Prevention of infections when ears are first pierced

  • Do not pierce your kids ears if she has a tendency to bleed easily, form thick scars (keloids), or get staph infections.
  • Have your kids earlobes pierced by someone professional who is experienced and understands sterile procedure. Piercing by someone not professional can result in infections or a misaligned poor result.
  • The initial posts should be 14-carat gold or stainless steel.
  • Do not remove the piercings for at least 8 weeks.

Pierced-Ear Infection

Symptoms of an infection of a pierced ear are soreness, a yellow discharge, redness, and sometimes swelling.

  • Bacterial infections such as staphylococcus can occur. This is more common in people with Atopic eczema. Patients with heart valve related diseases need to be more careful so that they do not induce bacterial infection into the blood stream and potentially lead to a threat to the heart.
  • The piercing through the cartilage causes the inflammation in cartilage.
  • Blood clots can form because of internal bleeding in the ear lobes.
  • Heavy rings sometimes pull down and tear the ear lobe giving a split lobe. These need surgical repair, so be cautious.

Pierced Ear Care for newly pierced ears

  1. Ccontinue to keep the newly pierced ears and earrings clean
  2. Use antibiotic ointment at the first sign of redness, drainage, or itching.
  3. Most of the people will have no trouble with their newly pierced ears if a strict cleaning regimen is followed.
  4. Do warm sea salt soaks daily for several months, and rinse your ears with clean water afterwards.
  5. Use 1/8 tsp per 8oz water.
  6. Do not use table salt, which contains iodine.
  7. Many piercers will send you home with appropriate salt.

Pierced Ear Problems and Solutions

Initially don’t sleep on your sides, obviously. This will take at least some time for you to get used to but you will have to cope with your new situation. After some couple of weeks or may be up to a month or twoyou can sleep on your sides and on your ears again. Make sure your bed sheets are clean. Use the trick of covering your pillow with a clean t-shirt and replace nightly to avoid infection.

When inserting earrings, firm your earlobe carefully. Aim the earring through the hole at a completely positive correct angle. If it does not work, try for changing the angles little bit until you can get the earring in.

Cleaning and care: caring for pierced ears

The first set of earrings should be left inside the ears atleast for about three weeks. After that, the person can remove the earrings and should clean them in hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcohol. Cleansing the lobes carefully each time when you bath or shampoo. Be sure to remove evem the finest trace of soap. Don't remove studs during this healing period i.e. between piencing upto 3 weeks. Should you earlobes become uncomfortable, consult your ear piercing professional or may be a doctor if needed.

Taking Care of Pierced Ears

Clean your ear lobes with a cotton balls soaked with antibacterial wash. Gently wipe away any dried blood as you can. Leave your ears for atleast 4-6 weeks until your ears are completely healed before touching them. If you don't, your holes could close up soon and you'll have to reinvent the wheel all over again.

Caring for a child’s pierced ears needs very little care. Good cleanings is the best way to help prevent infections. It is up to you, as a parent, to decide when your child will get their ears pierced. It is also, however, your responsibility to care for those pierced sore ears.



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