Basic Piercing Care

Before you touch your piercing for any reason, it is highly recommended that you wash your hands. You will need to soak your piercing daily under fresh running warm water for about 5 minutes. It would be easier if you do it at the end of a shower. After soaking, spray the area with a sterile saline and let it air dry. Use saline nasal spray for nose piercing. It is recommended that you clean the piercing no more than twice a day. However, if you cannot, then once per day is sufficient. Don’t use cotton swabs on the piercing as it would only irritate it.

Healing Period
Initially, some localized bruising, tenderness, swelling, and bleeding are normal. During the healing period, some itching, discoloration, and secretion of fluid will form and crust on your etsy jewelry. You will only need to remove it during the cleaning process. Once the piercing is healed, your jewelry may not move in the piercing as freely as it did. It is recommended that you don’t force it and clean it only as part of your regular hygiene routine.

Before the healing period is complete, it may seem that the piercing is healed. However, the tissue remains fragile on the inside. So, you will need to have patience and keep following the cleaning routine throughout the healing period.

Precautions
Don’t touch your piercing except when you are cleaning it and always wash your hands before doing that. It is not necessary to move or rotate your etsy jewelry during the healing period. You can maintain an exercise routine during the healing period. However, make sure to avoid direct contact with shared gym equipment.

Unless there is a problem in material, style, or size of the initial jewelry, leave it in place for the entire healing period. Leaving the jewelry in at all times is highly recommended because if removed, re-insertion can be difficult or even impossible. Don’t change the jewelry yourself and see a qualified piercer to perform a jewelry change that may be required during the healing process.

Hints and Tips
Staying healthy during the healing period helps. It ensures that your piercing heals faster and more easily. Eat a nutritious diet and get enough sleep. Keep your bedding clean and change it on regular basis. Wear breathable, comfortable, and clean clothes that protect your piercing during its healing period. Use a quality saline nasal spray for your nose piercing. Should you decide that you no longer want the piercing, have a professional remove the jewelry. After that, keep following the cleaning routine until the hole is closed.

These are some of the basic piercing care tips that you should follow. Keep in mind that there is no single aftercare regimen that works for everyone. You must find what works for you.