What is the gunk on my earrings?
What can I soak my earring backs in?
How do you clean the back of an earlobe piercing?
What is the black stuff on my earrings?
What do you clean newly pierced ears with?
Using a cotton ball or pad dipped in rubbing alcohol, gently clean the skin around the piercings twice a day to keep away germs and prevent scabbing. You may also apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly around the opening.
Can I use rubbing alcohol to clean my ear piercing?
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Do not use bacitracin or other ointments. (Ointments attempt to heal the skin & may slow oxygen transport to the tissue).
Is saline good for piercings?
Can I clean my piercing with hand sanitizer?
Can I clean my piercing with just water?
Can I buy saline over the counter?
How long salt soak piercing?
The best thing you can do for your piercing is a saline soak 2-4 times a day, completely submerging your piercing in the solution for 7-10 minutes. There are many packaged sterile saline solutions available, including Wound Wash and Blairex.