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How To Care For A Newly Pierced Ear

After you get a piercing done you feel tempted to change the starter earring to something lovelier. But, hang on there, you need to take care of it to prevent running the risk of infections.
Although ear piercings are common they can still cause complications if not handled safely, for anyone thinking about getting their ears pierced, here’s how to care for pierced ears.
Always wash your hands before touching newly pierced ears.
Leave the earrings in your ears for six weeks or more, even at night. Removing the starter earrings too early may cause the piercings to close.
Regularly wash your ears with soap and water, carefully do this at least once a day to avoid infection.
Twist the earrings a few times daily. This will help keep the pierced holes open.
Put rubbing alcohol on your ears, gently clean the skin around the piercings twice a day to keep away germs and prevent scabbing. You may also apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly around the opening.
Accessories such as scarves, earplugs can catch on your earrings and stretch them, making the newly pierced skin to stretch and bleed. When you use such accessories, make sure you are careful. Try to avoid using items such as earmuffs or anything that puts pressure on the ears.
Try as much as possible to sleep on your back because sleeping on the sides can make the sheets rub against the piercing and irritate it. Additionally, this can be excruciatingly painful. If you can’t sleep on your back, you should make sure the pillowcase is clean because if it is not, the bacteria can get transmitted to the piercing, causing an infection.
After piercing your ears, keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get sore, red or puffy and that the holes don’t ooze yellowish liquid. If any of this occurs and doesn’t go away quickly, see a doctor because you may have an infection.

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