Safe, Clean And Sterile Ear Piercing
Medical ear piercing is performed by a medical professional in the privacy of a doctor’s exam room or in the privacy of your own home. The Blomdahl system is developed entirely upon what is known as “modern aseptic technique” within the health care industry.
Thereof, what piercing takes the longest to heal?
Helix / Rook / Daith – These piercings are also in a cartilage region and will take 6-10 months to heal properly. Snug / Industrial / Conch / Orbital – These piercings take the longest to heal because they are on the outer rim cartilage of the ear.
Similarly, will pediatricians pierce ears?
Many pediatricians offer pediatric ear piercing as a regular service. Your insurance won’t cover ear piercing, but the fee is usually minimal and will include the earrings and the piercing itself.
What happens if you don’t wear earrings?
If I don’t wear earrings, will the hole close? The short answer to this question is “yes.” If you don’t wear earrings, the hole will close. However, how long that takes depends on where the piercing on the ears is and also how long you‘ve had the piercing.
Medical ear piercing from Blomdahl is based upon what within the health care industry is known as “modern aseptic technique” and is carried out using sterile disposable products. This means that our products and methods are safely designed in order to avoid the spreading of infections when piercing.
“They are difficult to heal as a result of being two cartilage piercings instead of one. Since the two are also connected they have a tendency to get irritated quickly and often stay that way,” says Brooks.
Navel Piercing Infections
It is the most sensitive body organ and extremely prone to the piercing infection. Once it is pierced it can get infected any time. There are high probable chances that soon after the piercing there is no infection but it might happen months or years after.
Wash with warm water and gentle soap before you touch your piercing to avoid introducing bacteria to the area. Clean with a clean cotton pad or swab, dipped in rubbing alcohol. Use this around the pierced area a few times a day to remove any bacteria. Dab (don’t wipe) the piercing.
Plastic earrings, particularly medical-grade, are ideal for newly pierced earrings because they are hypo-allergenic. A lot of people are allergic to metals such as nickel, gold, and other alloy metals and therefore need something compatible with their skin, especially when it’s newly pierced ears.
Follow these steps to take care of a minor piercing infection:
- Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
- Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day. …
- Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments. …
- Don’t remove the piercing.
“As a professional piercer, I don’t recommend piercing the ears of infants due to the fact that THEIR EARS ARE STILL GROWING. The placement of the piercing NOW might not be great for your child later and can greatly impact the longevity of the piercing.
“Babies can‘t localize pain, so even though it might be a little bit painful, they can‘t reach up and touch their ears and pull the earring out,” says pediatrician Dr. Norina Ocampo. “The pain usually goes away within a couple of days.” Older babies, around 5 or 6 months old, however, can localize pain.
Take it from this pediatrician who was twenty-three (in medical school, after a really difficult neuroanatomy exam) when she had her ears pierced. It is fine to pre-medicate with ibuprofen (brand names Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).