Use one or both of the following solutions
for healing piercings:
• Packaged sterile saline solution
with no additives (read the label), or a non-iodized sea salt mixture:
Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into
one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture
is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate
• A mild, fragrance-free liquid soap—preferably
anti-microbial or germicidal.
CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR BODY PIERCINGS
• WASH your hands thoroughly prior
to cleaning or touching your piercing for any reason.
• SALINE soak for five to ten minutes
once or more per day. Invert a cup of warm saline solution over
the area to form a vacuum. For certain piercings it may be easier
to apply using clean gauze or paper towels saturated with saline
solution. A brief rinse afterward will remove any residue.
• SOAP no more than once or twice
a day. While showering, lather up a pearl size drop of the soap
to clean the jewelry and the piercing. Leave the cleanser on the
piercing no more than thirty seconds.
• RINSE thoroughly to remove all traces
of the soap from the piercing. It is not necessary to rotate the
jewelry through the piercing.
• DRY by gently patting with clean,
disposable paper products. Cloth towels can harbor bacteria and
snag on jewelry, causing injury.
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