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    I got it done! and now i need your help/ advice please =]

    Weel as some of you know i got my ear pierced twice yesterday! once on the top of my ear (pinna) and the middle bit which sticks out (tragus). The tragus hurt soooo much! So anyways im having a few troubles trying to clean them with all of the cinflicting information i have been given. So what is the best way to clean them? i have been trying to use sea salt and tap water but i just seem to get in a mass if i try to soak it and by useing a cotton bud i dont think it really does much. So can anyone suggest anything else please?


    thanks

    x

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    hold your head sideways and soak a cotton wool ball in diluted TCP and squeeze - the cotton wool ball that is - it will drip onto your ear - it will also go in your ear but you can just tip it out - lol

    either the solution you've been given, salt water or a hot comress against your ear

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    get a bottle of spray savalon, dont meddle sticking things in it, just spray it every so often

    sassie;4449566

    get a bottle of spray savalon, dont meddle sticking things in it, just … get a bottle of spray savalon, dont meddle sticking things in it, just spray it every so often


    have to admit this advice is better than mine - spray goes right to the point - with my idea its a bit hit and miss

    With my piercings i use anti bacterial soap on a cotton bud and clean around the piercings
    Then clean it again with warm warter washing the soap off

    I'll suggest something......dont get your ear peirced, it was only cool in the Eighties

    Try a brillo pad

    I'm a piercer, my advice is you should only soak it once a day in a salt water/saline solution. DO NOT TURN/MOVE THE JEWELLERY!!

    To make a salt water solution, put 2 pinches of salt (sea salt preferably but normal salt will do) into a litre of boiled water and mix. Wait until its cooled, you can use it warm but not hot, and soak your piercings using either a cotton wool ball or egg cup filled with water for about 5 minutes.

    Please don't use savlon/tcp as the chemicals will aggravate your piercing and extend healing times. They are far too harsh.

    Should do the trick

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    indifference;4453684

    I'm a piercer, my advice is you should only soak it once a day in a salt … I'm a piercer, my advice is you should only soak it once a day in a salt water/saline solution. DO NOT TURN/MOVE THE JEWELLERY!!To make a salt water solution, put 2 pinches of salt (sea salt preferably but normal salt will do) into a litre of boiled water and mix. Wait until its cooled, you can use it warm but not hot, and soak your piercings using either a cotton wool ball or egg cup filled with water for about 5 minutes. Please don't use savlon/tcp as the chemicals will aggravate your piercing and extend healing times. They are far too harsh.Should do the trick


    Great, thanks, il do that then.

    I have one more question though, will it be ok to use tap water?

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    mum2b;4453793

    Great, thanks, il do that then.I have one more question though, will it … Great, thanks, il do that then.I have one more question though, will it be ok to use tap water?I have given everyone rep



    I always used cooled boiled water.. just to be especially careful x x

    ClarityofMind;4453891

    I always used cooled boiled water.. just to be especially careful x x



    Perfect :thumbsup:

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    i had my belly button pierced so a pretty big hole compared to an ear piercing, i never touched it with cotton buds or anything, i sprayed all the time with savalon, and pured salt water on it whilst bathing, and never had any problems, my friend who used salt water and buds had continual problems with healing, until she stopped and did as i did, to much fiddling go on will not help with healing
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