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Suggested Piercing After - General

During the piercing process, every precaution is taken to ensure sterility and cleanliness. How it heals is up to you. The following are some suggestions to help your piercing heal.


Chemicals Will Not Help You Heal
Any product that contains an ďactive ingredientĒ is not going to help you heal. In fact, it will do the exact opposite and slow down the healing process. Alcohol, iodine, hibitain, bactine, bacitracin, polysporin, Neutrogena, antibacterial soap, peroxide, and any other chemical based cleaner will kill the new cells that are trying to form to heal the piercing, thus holding it as an open wound for a longer period of time.

mouthwash
*BM highly recommends the application of H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare during the healing process as an alternative to Glycerin and Saline*

Recommended Cleaning Instructions
1. Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap.
2. Rinse the piercing with warm water to break up any crusty material that has formed around the jewellery. Wipe the crusty material off with a cotton swab.
3. Gently soap the piercing up with mild glycerin soap. Do not turn the jewellery. By turning the jewellery, you may slide bacteria into the piercing.
4. Rinse the area thoroughly to remove all soap from the piercing.
5. Rinse the area with sterile saline solution on a cotton swab and pat dry.
6. Rinse the area with sterile saline solution on a cotton swab three more times throughout the day.
7. Another method that works well is to take a small amount of saline in a cup and microwave it for a few seconds until warm. Let the piercing soak in the cup of saline for 5 Ė 10 minutes twice a day. Pat dry.


Note
It is normal for whitish-yellow fluid to discharge from the piercing area. This discharge is a mixture of blood plasma, lymph, and dead cells. This is what may form a crust on the piercing. This is not puss, but does however indicate a healing piercing.


Helpful Tips To Consider During Healing
Navel - avoid belts, waistbands, and inflexible clothing on the area during healing.
Ear - Avoid hair spray and other hair products around the piercing. Take care while brushing your hair not to snag the piercing. Clean your telephone before answering a call.


General
- Donít play with your piercing until it is fully healed
- Avoid oral contact with your piercing until it is healed
- Avoid swimming in public pools or the ocean until piercing is fully healed.
- Donít listen to your friends if you have questions concerning your piercing. Drop by or call us. We are professionals and want to your piercing to heal.

Suggested Piercing Aftercare - Oral

What To Use

The best product for healing an oral piercing is Listerine, but it should be watered down 50% before being used as a piercing aftercare solution. Also, ľ teaspoon sea salt to 1 cup distilled water is a great rinse for oral piercings.
mouthwash
*BM highly recommends the application of H2Ocean Rinse during the healing process as an alternative to Listerine*


Recommended Cleaning Instructions

1. Rinse mouth for 30 - 60 seconds (with solution) after meals for the entire minimum healing time. Do not use more than 4 - 5 times a day, and use over intervals throughout the day.
2. Rinse mouth briefly (10 - 15 seconds) with mild sea salt and water solution. Donít repeat this step more that twice a day, as cleaning too often will result in discolouration of the tongue.
3. Scrub the jewellery with a new soft toothbrush to keep plaque from forming on the jewellery.
4. Ice and an anti-inflammatory will help keep the swelling down. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will aid in reducing swelling as well.

Note

It is normal for whitish-yellow fluid to discharge from the piercing area. This discharge is a mixture of blood plasma, lymph, and dead cells. This is what may form a crust on the piercing. This is not puss, but does however indicate a healing piercing.

What You Can Expect

Swelling of the area is normal with any new oral piercing. It can be greatly reduced by gently sucking on clean ice. Most swelling will last only 3 - 5 days. Bleeding periodically and slight bruising is also normal. You may also experience periodic aching, pinching and tightness, as well as other unpleasant sensations. This should only last a few days.

Helpful Tips To Consider During Healing

- Avoid spicy, acidic, salty and hot (temperature) foods and beverages for a few days.
- Reducing smoking or quitting during the healing time is recommended.
- Make sure you continue to eat during the healing time, as this will keep your strength up and help you heal faster.
- Take your time eating, slow small bites.
- Donít play with your piercing until it is fully healed.
- Avoid oral contact with your piercing until it is healed.
- Donít listen to your friends if you have questions concerning your piercing. Drop by or call us. We are professionals and want to your piercing to heal.