Popular and Potentially Dangerous
Body piercings have never been sopopular as they are nowadays. More and more people decide to pierce aspecific part of their body each day. However, there are certainthings regarding proper piercing hygiene which must be done in orderto keep any infections or similar complications at bay. Nevertheless,many people neglect or mistreat their body piercings, and thisresults in numerous health and skin problems, some more serious thanthe others. All in all, each piercing needs different types of care.Logically, facial, navel and ear piercings are a lot safer than theoral, or genital ones. Therefore, you need to get properly informedabout how to care for your piercing adequately, reducing chances ofinfections and other problems to a minimum.
How To Take Good Care of Your BodyPiercing?
First and foremost, you need to keepthe area clean. However, you do not need to overdo it, sinceexcessive cleaning is bound to make the healing process last longer.Thus, unless you have soiled your new piercing or directly exposed togerms, where you need to clean it immediately, two or three times aday is quite enough. For these purposes, it is best to useantimicrobial soaps. Also, avoid touching your piercing and, if youmust touch it, wash your hands before the action.
Speaking of antimicrobial soaps, choosethe best and safest ones, free of additives which may cause problemsto your skin and your piercing spot. Make sure you remove anydischarge from the piercing while, you are cleaning it with the soapfoam. Be gentle but thorough, remove the soap remains completely withclear water, and make sure the piercing spot is completely dryafterwards.
Another excellent antiseptic is thesaline solution. This solution may be purchased in stores.Nevertheless, you can easily make your own and provide your piercingspot adequate care and disinfection.
For making this antibacterial solution,you will need sea salt with no extra minerals and additives, anddistilled water. Heat 8 ounces of water and add a quarter of atablespoon to it. Mix the two and wait until the solution becomeswarm. Then, it is best to pour the solution in a tiny cup andcompletely soak the piercing spot in it. Do it until the solutionbecomes cold. If you cannot achieve this, you may consider placingthe whole cup over the piercing, making a vacuum. If that isimpossible as well, use gauze or a cotton pad and apply the salinesolution this way. These are all highly recommended care methods foryour new piercing.