We recommend avoiding swimming for the first two weeks after a piercing. If you must go swimming, we recommend covering your piercing with a waterproof Band-Aid and spray with Sterilear Step 1: Clean after exiting the water and removing the Band-Aid. Piercings heal on the outside first and then on the inside.
Beside above, does chlorine affect ear piercings?
You should avoid swimming for at least 24 hours after having a piercing, and ideally until it has healed properly. While it’s still healing, it’s important to keep the piercing dry as there’s a risk of infection.
Keeping this in view, how long does it take for a pierced ear to heal?
Earlobe piercings are the quickest to heal. They typically take about 1 to 2 months to fully heal. Cartilage piercings elsewhere on your ear will take longer to heal. It may take up to 6 months or even 1 year before a helix or tragus piercing is fully healed.
How do you waterproof piercings?
Avoid submerging the piercing in unhygenic bodies of water such as lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. Or, protect your piercing using a waterproof wound-sealant bandage (such as 3M™ Nexcare™ Clean Seals). These are available at most drugstores.
After you‘ve been pierced
- Avoid hot tubs, pools, and lakes. Your wound can come into contact with bacteria in the water.
- Opt for clean, loose-fitting clothing. Tight garments can irritate the area and trap bacteria.
- Protect the piercing. …
- Avoid the sun to prevent sunburns.
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.
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.
- Regularly wash your ears with soap and water.
- Twist the earrings a few times daily.
- Put rubbing alcohol on your ears.
If you have a new ear piercing, a thinner travel pillow works great to keep pressure off while you’re sleeping. If you don’t have a travel pillow you can roll a clean cotton T-shirt or sheet up and place it around the ear so that when you lay on your side, there’s no direct pressure on your ear.
Don’t smoke, chew tobacco, or eat spicy foods while your oral piercing is healing. Avoid using cosmetics, lotions, hairspray or other kinds of beauty products around your piercing.
Why Use a Sea Salt Soak
A sea salt soak is effective at softening up and gently removing debris that can accumulate, says Faris. It may also relieve inflammation, rinse the area, and flush out the wound as the piercing heals.