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Question Advice on looking after my ears. :) - August 15th 2011, 07:04 PM

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This ear got infected a lot and was pretty painful before it closed up so any advice to stop this from happening again would be great. (Yes, going to a professional next time is top of my list )

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Re: Advice on looking after my ears. :) - August 15th 2011, 08:34 PM

Keep it clean, and don't touch it. If you need to touch it to clean it, wash your hands first with antibacterial soap. A lot of people say to rotate it, but DON'T. These days, piercers are telling clients not to touch it at all because it will irritate the new piercing. A piercing is like a wound. When you touch it, it gets irritated. Clean it with a mixture of UNIODIZED SEA SALT and water. must be uniodized, because the iodine in normal salt isn't good for the piercing. Mix it in water then use cotton balls to clean the piercing.


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Re: Advice on looking after my ears. :) - August 15th 2011, 10:25 PM

I was also told to make the saltwater mixture as hot as you can handle without hurting yoursellf,and that it should be as salty as your tears (so don't overdo the salt).
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Re: Advice on looking after my ears. :) - August 16th 2011, 09:19 AM

Definitely don't touch it. Some places tell you to twirl the earrings, but that only breaks up the tissue that is trying to heal.
Sea salt soaks are perfect for cleaning piercings and keeping away infections. Fill up a glass with as hot of water as you can stand and add 1/4 teaspoon (a pinch) of sea salt that does not contain iodine and soak for piercing for a few minutes.
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