lobe Piercing - Healing and Warnings

This type of piercing can be aesthetically pleasing for men and women. People loves it because is very easy to handle.
Lope piercing could be a great way of self-expression, a fashion detail etc. Piercing your ear lobes could look very nice,
but there are a few things you should know, just in case to avoid some risks and infections.

After you get your lobes pierced, you should be extremely careful and do your best in cleaning the pierced area.
This means, before you touch the piercing, you should always clean your hands with hot water. The best way to protect
yourself from infection is to use an antibacterial soap. So before touching the pierced area make sure your hands are clean.

One of the best things you can do for all healing or irritated piercings is a saline soak. A warm, mild saltwater solution irrigates, cleanses, and allows the cells to rejuvenate. A fresh pierced are should be treated properly. Saline Solution is the most recommended medicament for piercing healing. Saline soaks keep the cells well hydrated while simultaneously flushing out fluid and cellular material that accumulate in the wound. This reduces crusting and helps prevent pockets of trapped matter, which can create unsightly and difficult-to-eliminate bumps. If this debris is not removed, it can impede healing. The warm water also opens capillaries and stimulates blood flow, which transports oxygen to the region, promoting healing.

Use sea salt soaks to clean the piercing. Fill a clean cup with 8 ounces of water and 1/4 teaspoon of the sea salts and stir until the salts have dissolved. Dip the piercing in the cup or moisten a clean cloth with the solution and place it on the piercing. Soak the piercing for 10 minutes the first time and then 5 to 10 minutes any other time. Pat the piercing dry with a clean, disposable cloth.

Ask your piercer about saline or sea salt soaks if your navel piercing is irritated during the healing process. Avoid harsh products, such as alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, as cleaning agents for your navel piercing will lessen the risk of a longer healing period.

Also, some good antibacterial ointment would be great. So feel free to ask for suggestions from your piercing artist.

Treat the piercing as a wound. Swelling and tenderness is expected, along with bleeding and itching.

How to recognize an infection?

An infected ear lobe may also feel tender to the touch or throb with pain. In some cases, an infected ear lobe will secrete yellowish pus, which may dry and appear as crust along the earring hole or break in the skin.

Some antibiotic topical cream such as Neosporin would be a great idea to heal the piercing. This will keep the skin soft and protect you for any other risks. Avoid using hydrogen peroxide, as it will only dry out the skin which can lead to infection. Peroxide has also been known to damage jewelry.

Allergy to certain metals in your ear jewelry is often mistaken for an ear lobe infection. If your symptoms return when you put in certain types of ear jewelry, it could be an allergy.

See your health care provider immediately if the inflammation spreads beyond the infected ear lobe. You should also seek medical treatment if develop a fever or if you do not see an improvement in the infected ear lobe 48 hours after you've started treatment. These are signs the infection has developed complications and will require removal of any ear jewelry as well as medical attention.

What to avoid:

Changing the jewelry
Saunas, Pools, Sea etc
Wearing hats, unclean clothes
Taking off the jewelry for at least 3 weeks
Touching the piercing with dirty hands. Touching it will cause bacteria to spread and pain.
If you believe you may have an infection, see a doctor or the person that did your piercing.
Do not use rubbing alcohol to clean jewelry while it is in your ear as it will irritate the area.

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