Do not use an alcohol-based mouthwash to rinse your mouth, though, or you may dry out your piercing and delay the healing process. It’s best to use a sea salt-based oral rinse like Recovery Oral Piercing Aftercare – Alcohol Free Mouthwash or H2Ocean Oral Rinse.
Considering this, can you use hydrogen peroxide to clean a tongue piercing?
General Care for Body Piercings
Always wash hands thoroughly before contact with piercing. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Do not use bacitracin or other ointments.
People also ask, how can I make my tongue piercing heal faster?
Some other strategies that can speed healing include:
- brushing the teeth regularly to keep the mouth clean.
- rinsing the piercing after each meal.
- not smoking.
- minimizing talking during the first few days.
- not playing with or touching the piercing.
What not to do after getting your tongue pierced?
On the flip side, don’t:
- use tongue scrapers.
- play with your jewelry.
- engage in french kissing or oral sex until the piercing has completely healed.
- play contact sports with your jewelry in your tongue.
- smoke or drink alcohol during the healing process.
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TO CLEAN YOUR PIERCING, USE ONE OF THESE METHODS:
- Warm Sea Salt Soaks. …
- Morton Fine Grind Mediterranean Sea Salt, 4.4 oz. …
- Sterile Saline Sprays. …
- Mild Liquid Soap. …
- DO NOT USE Rubbing Alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide. …
- DO NOT USE Antibiotic Ointments. …
- DO NOT USE Bactine® and Ear Piercing Solutions with BZK (Benzalkonium chloride)
Usually piercing will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal completely. … Do not have things like chewing like chewing gums or mints while the tongue is healing is also advisable. This goes for hard candies as well. Other nonfood items like cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or smoking pipes should be avoided as well.
It’s harder to brush around studs in the tongue or rings in the lips, so plaque can build up over time. If you don’t clean your oral piercing regularly, your breath can start to stink as a result. … Even if you get oral piercings in a sterile environment, you can develop an infection after the piercing.
Is it normal for tongue to turn white after getting it pierced? You may experience a white coating on your tongue, this could be due to good bacteria responding to the piercing or yeast bacteria. … Avoid any dairy products such as yogurt or milk to avoid growth of yeast bacteria, which could lead to yeast infection.
Don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen for 7 days:
Although most people don’t require medication after piercing, if you are feeling uncomfortable, we recommend acetaminophen (like Tylenol) to manage the pain.
Don’t eat spicy, salty or acidy foods or liquids while you are healing. Avoid hot drinks such as hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. Eat cold foods and drinks as they lessen swelling. Be extra careful when eating crunchy foods.
Eat soft food in the beginning of healing.
Before you get used to your jewelry, you’ll run the risk of chomping on it and breaking your teeth, especially since your starter jewelry will be larger to accommodate swelling. As you get used to the new piercing, start with soft foods while you relearn how to chew.
Often a barbell end will rest or nest into the top of the tongue. This is wear a small crater or indention will form around the top piercing hole that the ball will nest or rest in. This is normal and usually will not cause a problem unless more than 30% of the ball rests into the tongue during healing.