After it’s wet, you can turn the piercing as needed. Rinse off the soap. Do not use hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, or antibiotic ointments, gels, or creams.
Also, how do I clean my Monroe piercing?
Specific Aftercare for the Monroe
Put about 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (not regular table salt, but this salt can be found grocery stores) into eight ounces of warm water. Stir to dissolve. Rinse your mouth for at least 15 seconds after eating anything or smoking.
In this regard, how do you treat an infected Monroe piercing?
- Soak a cloth or a sturdy paper towel with saline. …
- Gently wipe the cloth or towel around each side of the jewelry.
- Make sure you clean the outside and inside of your lip or cheek.
- Repeat this process as many times as needed. …
- Don’t scrub or prod, as this will cause irritation.
Why can’t I use hydrogen peroxide on my piercing?
General Care for Body Piercings
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) … (Ointments attempt to heal the skin & may slow oxygen transport to the tissue).
Cause of the Smell
It’s an oily secretion meant to lubricate the skin and make it waterproof. Mix sebum with some dead skin cells and a little bit of bacteria, and you get some really potent smelling piercings! The discharge is semi-solid and smells like stinky cheese.
In terms of healing time, Alyssia Cunningham, a piercer at Underground Tattoos Stevenage, says you’ll start to see the swelling go down around the two-week mark. It won’t be fully healed, though—you’ll have to wait much longer for it actually to be fully healed.
Whenever the skin’s protective barrier is broken, local skin infections from staph or strep bacteria are a risk. Of all the body sites commonly pierced, the navel is the most likely to become infected because of its shape. Infections can often be treated with good skin hygiene and antibiotic medications.
SALINE rinse as needed during healing. For certain placements it may be easier to apply using clean gauze saturated with saline solution. A brief rinse afterward will remove any residue. If your piercer suggests using soap, gently lather around the piercing and rinse as needed.
Clean with a clean cotton pad or swab dipped in salt solution. You can make this solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Use this around the pierced area a few times a day to remove any bacteria. Dab (don’t wipe) the piercing.
Minor pierced ear infections can be treated at home. With proper care, most will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks.
Your piercing might be infected if: the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour) there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow. you feel hot or shivery or generally unwell.