Do not use table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salts, or iodized sea salts. Non-iodized fine-grain sea salt is best for avoiding additives, as well as its ability to dissolve into a solution. Do not make the solution too salty, as that can be irritating to the piercing and to the skin.
One may also ask, what happens if you use iodized salt on a piercing?
You can use iodized sea salt, but honestly speaking from personal experience it just irritates your piercing more than anything. … I would wash it with the salt once a day until you can get to the drug store and buy a saline spray/generic piercing spray that you can use a few times a day.
Secondly, what can I use to clean my piercing if I don’t have sea salt?
You can use warm water and soap. Just keep it clean. Alcohol is ok too. If you want to use salt water that’s fine but not necessary.
Can I use hand sanitizer to clean my piercing?
Hand sanitizer, which has a high alcohol content, would be overly drying, very painful, and ineffective in cleaning or maintaining a piercing, and disinfectants such as alcohol, bleaches, and peroxides are not recommended because they delay and inhibit the tissue growth necessary to heal a piercing.
Iodine is not present in the saline that is in the human body. Iodine is an antiseptic and therefore is very dangerous to use on piercings. Therefore anything with iodine in it should not be used.
NO. Do no use table salt. Some may swear they’ve done it and didn’t have any consequences but you’re introducing chemicals to a new piercing on a microscopic level. Please don’t take a shortcut here, it’s horrible for the piercing and can really irritate it.