Sea salt has long been revered for its potential cleansing and healing properties. A sea salt soak may relieve inflammation, remove crust, and flush out the wound as a piercing heals.
Then, do sea salt soaks help infected piercings?
Using a saline solution or sea salt solution to keep it clean can be one way to keep your piercing site free from infection as it heals.
Moreover, can you use tap water for sea salt soaks?
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.
How do I get rid of a bump on my piercing?
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. A person can dissolve ? to ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or bottled water, rinse the piercing with the solution, then gently pat it dry.
Use a shot glass, cup, or bowl to soak the piercing for 10 minutes. Then rinse with distilled water or shower, as mentioned above, to get rid of any salt crystals that might form when dry.
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.
Yes you can. Just make sure you rinse your ears thoroughly after the shower to make sure that no soap, shampoo, or conditioner residue remains. You should do this by gently allowing warm water to flow over the piercings. Yes you can.
As long as your infection is minor, you may be able to take care of it at home. If you’ve had a cartilage piercing and it seems infected, seek medical treatment. These types of infections are harder to treat and may require oral antibiotics. Significant infections of the cartilage can require hospitalization.
Wound Cleansing WIth Salt
Sea salt is a natural antiseptic and anti inflammatory that for thousands of years has been used in wound cleansing. Remember the expression, “throwing salt on a wound?” That’s because that’s what people actually did to clean out infected cuts, and scraps.
First wash your hands with soap and water. Then prepare a saltwater solution of 1 cup (0.24 liters) water with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir until the salt dissolves. Leaving the piercing jewelry in place, soak a cotton ball in the solution and place it on the affected area.
It can take several weeks to fully heal a nose piercing bump, but you should see improvement within 2 or 3 days of treatment.
No, you don’t use any saline solution for piercing. contact saline solutions are not for piercing purposes. You can use piercing saline solution for cleaning the piercing.
Showering with a New Belly Button Piercing
You should never soap up a new belly piercing directly, because soap can dry out your skin and irritate a new piercing. It’s okay if sudsy water runs over your belly button piercing when you‘re showering, but you should wash it exclusively with sea salt solution.