1/4 tsp of non-iodised fine grain salt(not regular sea salt, pink Himalayan salt works too) to one cup of pre-boiled warm water is the perfect ratio. Too much salt can irritate your healing piercing. A fresh batch of saline solution should be made fresh daily but a solution can be safety stored for up to 2-3 days.
Also to know is, can you go in saltwater after getting your nipples pierced?
Many people get the idea well, the ocean or lake is pretty gross, but pools have chlorine to kill all of that, so I can swim with my piercing as long as its in the pool! Nope. Chlorine itself is very harsh, and if you recall your last pool trip it clings to everything once you are in the water, including your jewelry.
Consequently, what can you use if you don’t have sea salt for piercings?
Kosher salt and pickling salt are usually just fine as well, again, just as long as it’s pure salt. Soap does not rinse clean; it leaves all kinds of substances behind after a rinse, even unscented and undyed soap.
Do I have to use sea salt for piercings?
The single best thing you can do for your piercing is to keep up a regular regimen of salt water soaks. … Use pure sea salt (non-iodized) and not table salt, which contains extra chemicals that can irritate your piercing and dextrose (sugar) that can cause yeast infections.
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.
Nipples are sensitive tissue and connected to milk ducts. A nipple pierce is more likely to get infected than some other types of piercings. Infections can happen well after you get your nipple or areola, the darker ring around the nipple, pierced.
Do not clean your piercing with harsh chemicals.
You should also avoid ointments such as Neosporin, bacitracin, and other antibiotic ointments. These ointments contain petroleum jelly and will keep your piercings moist.
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.
Materials you will need:
Water (tap, filtered tap, or bottled) – Your water doesn’t need to be deionized/distilled, but if your tap water is super soft or super hard use filtered/bottled water instead of tap. Non-iodized salt (aka sea salt, sodium chloride, or NaCl) – Your NaCl should NOT be iodized.
Yes, tap water’s fine, unless the tap water in your area is known to have something horribly wrong with it. If you’d voluntarily drink it, you can use it for piercing cleaning. If you want to go the extra mile, you can use filtered water, but that’s not necessary.