Secondly, what can I use for a lip piercing?
Oral Piercing Care
Rinse your tongue or lip piercing after every meal or snack and before bed. Use warm salt water or an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash. Not kiss anyone while you heal. (Avoid contact with someone else’s saliva.)
Regarding this, can you use salt water to clean lip piercing?
Rinse Your Mouth
After you smoke, eat, or drink anything besides bottled water, rinse for 30 to 60 seconds with salt water. This will clean your mouth and piercing and soothe discomfort. It will also minimize the white discharge that normally forms around the jewelry and helps to eliminate the residue from smoking.
How can I make my lip piercing heal faster?
Dipping swab cotton in water and applying a small drop of antibacterial soap can also go a long way in making the piercing heal faster. Use a cotton swab to thouroughly clean the jewellery of any dried blood or crust around it as well.
You should avoid solid foods in the first couple of days after a lip piercing. However, when you do move on to solid foods, you should place the food directly on your molars and keep the food away from your piercing.
You might experience swelling (usually 2-3 days after the piercing) this swelling can last 7-10 days.
Although you may love the look of your new piercing, you will need to change it out two to four weeks after you get it as the initial studs used for lip piercings are larger to accommodate any initial swelling. … Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water to prevent infection as you change the piercing.
Bottomline: If you get a lip piercing just use Neosporin Double Anti-Bacterial treatments. It will get rid of any infection, and it won’t dry out your skin.
Any ointment, such as Neosporin, Bacitracin, Vaseline or triple antibiotic should be avoided. The large amounts of petroleum jelly will block oxygen to the body piercing and allow bacteria to breed.
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.
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. Some piercing do embed slightly, we refer to this as ‘nesting’. Lip and tongue piercings tend to do this as our oral tissue is very soft. … Oral tissue regenerates much quicker than other body tissue.