Simply so, what salt do I use to clean my belly button piercing?
Here’s how to prepare a sea salt solution for cleaning or soaking your piercing:
- Pour 1 cup of warm water into a cup or bowl. …
- Add 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon of the sea salt, and allow it to dissolve. …
- Dip squares of clean gauze or dressing into the sea salt solution and allow them to saturate.
- Apply them to your piercing.
In this regard, can you use Himalayan salt instead of sea salt for piercings?
1/4 tsp of non-iodised fine grain salt(not regular sea salt, pink Himalayan salt works too) to one cup of pre-boiled warm water is the perfect ratio. Too much salt can irritate your healing piercing. A fresh batch of saline solution should be made fresh daily but a solution can be safety stored for up to 2-3 days.
What can I use to clean my piercing if I don’t have sea salt?
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.
Do not use table salt, kosher salt, Epsom salts, or iodized sea salts. Non-iodized fine-grain sea salt is best for avoiding additives, as well as its ability to dissolve into a solution. Do not make the solution too salty, as that can be irritating to the piercing and to the skin.
Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
Take a fresh, clean cotton washcloth and soak it in warm water. Then wring it out and hold it against your piercing. Keep it in place for three minutes, then rinse the area in plenty of clean water. Next, dry the area thoroughly using a tissue or paper towel, and apply a thin layer of antibacterial cream.
A daily saline wash kills bacteria in and around your piercing and keeps it clean, helping the healing process 1. The best way to do this is to soak your piercing in salt water for 10 minutes, typically by forming a suction seal between your belly and a cup of salt water.
It can help to:
- wash the hands before touching the piercing.
- cleanse the area with a piercing cleaning solution.
- apply an antibiotic ointment to the infection.
- avoid removing the piercing unless a doctor suggests doing so.
After about two days clean it with anti bacterial soap and a salt water solution. DO NOT move it around or play with it, doing this irritates the piercing.
Regularly gargling with pink Himalayan salt water can assist in removing bacteria from the teeth and gums, which helps in preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar. When you are sick, a salt water gargle breaks up thick mucus and can help remove irritants like allergens and fungi from the throat.
You can use iodized sea salt, but honestly speaking from personal experience it just irritates your piercing more than anything. … I would wash it with the salt once a day until you can get to the drug store and buy a saline spray/generic piercing spray that you can use a few times a day.