AFTERCARE

Aftercare

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BODY

1. Wash hands thoroughly before any contact with the piercing or jewelry.
 Do not touch or rotate piercing or jewelry during the healing process UNLESS YOU ARE CLEANING IT!
2. Clean the piercing 2-3 times a day for the first 30 days with H2Ocean or a saline solution. This can be done with a saline- dipped Q-tip. If there's sight crustiness, just gently wipe it away. 
3.DO NOT use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide because they can cause damage to healthy cells and cause scar tissue
4. DO NOT use hand soap or any ointment because they can collect bacteria while leaving a waterproof residue that is unhealthy for a new piercing.
5. DO NOT swim or soak in bath tubs, pools, jacuzzi, lakes or ocean for 30 days.
6. NO oral or sexual contact for at least two weeks. Transmission of bodily fluids can spread infection as well as std's. 
7. After 30 days If your piercing starts to look  irritated or starts to sit differently it'may be time time for a saline soak with H2OCEAN if thats not available see directions below. ***     

ORAL

                          INSIDE
1. Wash hands thoroughly before any contact with the piercing or jewelry.
 Do not touch or rotate piercing or jewelry during the healing process UNLESS YOU ARE CLEANING IT!
2. Clean the piercing 3-6 times a day for the first 30 days with an alcohol free mouthwash(Crest, Listerine, Biotin).
3. To keep the swelling to a minimum it is best to use ice or a cold compress. An Anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen, Alive or Motrin (NOT ASPIRON) can be also be used by following the directions on the bottle for the first few days.
4. Do not consume any alcohol or prescription pain pills for at least 48 hours because this can induce excess swelling which can lead to pain and possible and infection.
5. DO NOT use hand soap or any ointment because they can collect bacteria while leaving a waterproof residue that is unhealthy for a new piercing.
6.NO oral or sexual contact for at least two weeks. Transmission of bodily fluids can spread infection as well as std's.       
                          OUTSIDE
1. Clean the piercing 2-3 times a day for the first 30 days with H2Ocean or a saline solution. This can be done with a saline- dipped Q-tip. If there's sight crustiness, just gently wipe it away. 
2.DO NOT use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide because they can cause damage to healthy cells and cause scar tissue
3. After 30 days If your piercing starts to look irritated or starts to sit differently it'may be time time for a saline soak with H2OCEAN if thats not available see directions below. ***     

MICRO-DERMAL

LITHA! This is the foundation of any piercing aftercare: just LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE. Remember what you're dealing with is an open wound. Don't fiddle with it, don't touch it, just let it be. Your body is made to heal, it doesn't need interference. 
The best way to take care of a new piercing is to take care of your body-- eat well and get plenty of sleep. Give yourself the energy to heal.
 
1. Light cleaning can be done with a saline- dipped Q-tip. If there's sight crustiness, just gently wipe it away.
2. If your microdermal gets irritated or starts to sit differently it's time for a saline soak with H2OCEAN if thats not available see directions below. ***
3. Some Pierces may suggest using aTegaderm bandage. If you choose to use hese please uses at the beginning of the healing process, this is what your body needs most: a clean and safe place to do its job. Tegaderm is transparent, which allows you to monitor you piercing without fiddling the dressing. If you notice a build-up of crusties the first week (unlikely but not Impossible) it's time to soak it. Wash your hands, and very gently peel the Tegaderm off and then proceed to Step 1 and 2. If not, just let it sit. Don't change the bandage or try to clean under it, just leave it on for about a week or until it starts to curl up around the edges.

SALINE SOAK

**** If your Body piercing starts to look irritated it's time for a saline soak.
H2Ocean is the easiest product to use however if you don’t have that access you can make your own saline solution. All you need to make saline is water and salt, but the salt part is where it gets a little tricky. You want the salt to be as pure as possible, which means none of the iodine or anti-caking compounds commonly found in table salt. A non-iodized sea salt is a good choice.
In a clean container, mix roughly 1/4 teaspoon salt with 8 ounces of water. The right concentration will taste about like tears. (The goal here is to basically match your body's natural salinity. A drastically lower salinity could cause cells to draw in too much water while too high a salinity would draw water out of the cells-- neither is good for fragile healing tissue.) Microwave it until it's around the temperature of a cup of coffee.
Submerge your piercing in the warm saline. Holding a shot glass over the piercing works for most; alternatively you can use a warm, saline soaked compress.
Soak your piercing for at least 5 minutes. The heat increases blood flow to the area, and the increased circulation brings your micro-dermal additional nutrients and white blood cells. The salt acts as a mild antiseptic and cleans a piercing without harming new cells. A warm soak acts as an astringent and helps draw out any goo the piercing was having trouble draining itself.
When you're done soaking, rinse the piercing with cool water. Don't worry if there's a little goo. We call it lymph-- it's dead white blood cells and defeated bacteria, basically proof that your immune system is working away.
Air dry. Touching your piercing with anything, including a towel, could mean transmitting bacteria.
 

 

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