A piercing is a puncture wound! Disinfectants like Bactine and Protex are not meant for piercing aftercare! They dry out the fistula and kill the healing skin cells. You should be using a mild, unscented antibacterial or antimicrobial soap or saline soaks.
Also, can you clean a nose piercing with Bactine?
Avoid using harsh antiseptic products.
Harsh antiseptic products such as Bactine, bacitracin, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol or tea tree oil should not be used to clean nose piercings, as these can irritate and/or damage the skin, and prolong healing.
Just so, what can I use to clean my piercing?
TO CLEAN YOUR PIERCING, USE ONE OF THESE METHODS:
- Warm Sea Salt Soaks. …
- Morton Fine Grind Mediterranean Sea Salt, 4.4 oz. …
- Sterile Saline Sprays. …
- Mild Liquid Soap. …
- DO NOT USE Rubbing Alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide. …
- DO NOT USE Antibiotic Ointments. …
- DO NOT USE Bactine® and Ear Piercing Solutions with BZK (Benzalkonium chloride)
Does bactine kill infection?
This medication prevents/treats only bacterial skin infections. It will not work for other types of skin infections (e.g., infections caused by fungi, viruses).
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NO ALCOHOL! DISH SOAP ONLY! The most important thing you should do when you receive jewelry from anywhere is to clean it.
To make sure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible, wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Don’t soak your piercing in any water (other than saline solution) until it’s fully healed.
Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties that make it a triple threat in piercing aftercare. Not only can it be used to care for certain piercings during their initial healing process, it can also be used long-term to minimize irritation and prevent infection.
Bactine is used to treat pain and promote healing, which is useful during the tattoo process. Bactine can relieve a lot of the burning sensation, reduce redness, swelling, and also has a numbing effect. Some artists may also use this as part of their wash solution.
DO NOT use moisturizing soaps like Dove and Olay or antibacterials like Dial. These soap additives leave a residue that builds up in piercing and can contribute to irritation bumps.
Petroleum based ointments can clog the piercing and make it difficult for your body to heal. NEVER USE rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, Claire’s ear care solution, Betadine, witch hazel, or Hibiclens. These products are too strong and can irritate your piercing. … Do not rotate the jewelry in your piercing!
Gentle mist saline spray with a special mist tip is isotonic, drug free, preservative free, no burning or stinging. This wound spray for piercings is a sterile saline solution that cleanses minor wounds and scrapes.
Rotating it can push debris into the hole, but failing to do so will result in your piercing getting “stuck.” My piercer told me to do so while cleaning, but to be safe, I gave my piercing two weeks to heal before rotating it while cleaning.
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.