Make a soaking solution by mixing sea salt and distilled water. Use pure sea salt (non-iodized) and not table salt, which contains extra chemicals that can irritate your piercing and dextrose (sugar) that can cause yeast infections.
Subsequently, can I use any saline solution to clean my piercing?
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.
Just so, what is the best ointment for piercings?
How do you make homemade saline solution for piercings?
- Pour 2 cups tap water into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon salt.
- Cover and microwave for 1–2 minutes.
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Pour your saline into a clean airtight container.
- Refrigerate saline for up to 24 hours (throw it out after that to avoid bacteria).
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.
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.
Saline for contacts or products for nasal spray should not be used. Piercings may then be air dried or gently blotted dry with a single use lint-free paper towel or gauze. … A hair dryer on a cool setting can help dry the area without disturbing the piercing with too much movement.
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.
Cleaning Solutions for oral piercing
Dissolve 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better! Saline solution that is too strong can irritate the piercing.
New Ear Piercing Care:
Use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with salt water to clean the area around the hole twice a day. Some recommend using hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, or antibiotic ointment but salt water disinfects and is less damaging to the skin tissue.