How To Prevent Infections & Complications With Piercings?

Most of people who made a new piercing had suffered  of complications which are usually similar( redness, swelling, tenderness, a little bit of bleeding and bruising) but like any wound that you should take care of, a piercing wound should also be concerned to be well cured.

Here are some after care tips that you should follow:

Cleaning tips:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before cleaning the piercing.
  • Clean the area with saline solution only 2 times per day, using gauze or by spraying. If your piercer suggests using soap, make sure it doesn’t contain any fragrances or dyes.
  • Without rotating your piercing or the area around it, rinse to get rid of any debris from the area.
  • Let the area dry alone, you may fan it by your hands or by using gauze only. Don’t use towels.

For oral piercing (where both ends of a jewelry are confined to the oral cavity. Like tongue, lips, cheeks…) in addition to the mentioned steps you can:

  • Use ice water or ice ships to reduce swelling
  • Keep your body well hydrated, drink a lot of water. This will help the healing process.


  • Cleaning with any alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, self mixed sea solutions, or exposing to the pierced area any other harsh solution.
  • Anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soaps and ointments.
  • Lotions or makeup and beauty products.
  • Exposing your piercing to the sun as much as you can.
  • Swimming in pools, oceans, lakes and any kind of dirty water till your piercing is fully healed or if you are wisely protecting it by wound sea bandage.
  • Sleeping on your new piercing and incurring pressure to it. You can use a travel pillow for keep a law pressure on it.
  • Using any kind of towels or fabrics, use only gauze pads. And any friction with clothes.
  • Cutting or waxing hair on or around your piercing area.
  • Touching it except and only when you’re cleaning it. As well as avoiding any oral contact from others.
  • Removing, twisting or taking of your piercing even for 5 minutes
  • Taking any advice or tip to do from anyone regarding your piercing except your piercer.
  • Over cleaning, as I mentioned up 2 times a day is more than enough.

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