Caring For Body Piercings After the Procedure

Body piercings are a strong style choice to make. Other than the traditional pierced ears they are edgy and untraditional, and are a great way to stand out of a crowd. However, when you first get them, they can require a lot of care, to the point that you may be surprised. Let’s look at some of the more common piercings in America today, and see what kind of post-procedure care is required for each of them.

The most traditional, ear piercings, are the easiest to care for. Ears don’t move around all that much, and so all you really need to worry about is preventing infection. By cleaning the holes a couple times a day with some hydrogen peroxide, you will pretty much be doing everything you can to prevent any problems with them. Taking care of belly button piercings, on the other hand, is a little harder. A belly button piercing (or to be more specific, the skin right above your belly button) is very close to your umbilical area of your body. If it were to get infected, it’s quite possible that the disease could spread inward towards your vital organs, which is rare, but quite dangerous if it were to happen. So you are strongly advised to keep an eye on your belly button rings for signs of infection, and let a doctor know immediately if you see pus or it gets hot to the touch.

The trickiest piercing to take care of is a tongue piercing, as the tongue is very mobile, and will need to be kept as still as possible while it heals. The mouth is also a breeding ground for bacteria, and so you will want to use a non-alcoholic mouth rinse after each meal. It’s a lot of work for those barbell tongue rings, so make sure you feel it’s worth it before agreeing to the procedure.

Piercings look great, but they require care to prevent them from getting infected or scarred. Be sure you are aware of this beforehand.

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