Question: Why is TCP bad for piercings?

IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE Antiseptic preparations such as Savlon cream or spray, TCP, Hydrogen Peroxide, Lavender oil, Tea tree oil, Dettol, Surgical Spirit etc – DO NOT USE THESE to clean your piercing! These are very harsh and will cause irritation and delay healing.

What antiseptic can you use on piercings?

To clean the surrounding skin, use mild antiseptic products such as benzalkonium chloride, (Bactine, any liquid antibacterial soap - avoid perfumed products). Dilute 50/50 with water, if soap is too harsh.

What to avoid during piercing?

It is always advisable to use an ayurvedic antiseptic on a regular basis after piercing your nose at least for two weeks. Make sure that you wash your hands before applying the ointment. Also, avoid eating any sour fruit for a week. This will heal the area faster and prevent any infection.

How do you dilute TCP for piercings?

Remember to also keep the exterior of the lip piercing clean 2-3 Times a day with a Clean Cotton Wool Bud and Diluted TCP or Dettol in Cool, Pre-Boiled Water.

How can I make my piercing heal faster?

Follow these simple suggestions to ensure a smooth healing process:Maintain a healthy mind and body. Understanding how your body works is important in the successful healing of a new piercing. Get some rest and take it easy. Keep it clean. Consider taking a multivitamin. Get help if something goes wrong.

Can I clean my piercing with just water?

To make sure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible, wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Dont soak your piercing in any water (other than saline solution) until its fully healed.

What not to eat after piercing?

Dont 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.

Can u put TCP on a piercing?

DO NOT USE Antiseptic preparations such as Savlon cream or spray, TCP, Hydrogen Peroxide, Lavender oil, Tea tree oil, Dettol, Surgical Spirit etc – DO NOT USE THESE to clean your piercing! Allow it to cool slightly before use so you do not burn yourself, and be sure to mix it up fresh each time you clean your piercing.

Is it OK to put Vaseline on a piercing?

Dont 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.

What can I use instead of saline solution for my piercing?

You can also use distilled water for the ultimate sterile (and longer-lasting) saline solution. You can find distilled water at most drug or grocery stores. This method is the easiest by far.

Is salt water good for a piercing?

The single best thing you can do for your piercing is to keep up a regular regimen of salt water soaks. These flush out the piercing, help to draw out discharge, stimulate blood circulation, and soothe irritations. We strongly suggest soaking your piercing at least twice a day—more often if healing is difficult.

What to avoid after piercing ear?

If youve had your skin pierced, clean the site twice a day with soap and water. Be sure to wash your hands before cleaning your piercing site. Avoid swimming. Stay out of pools, hot tubs, rivers, lakes and other bodies of water while your piercing is healing.

Can I eat egg after piercing?

No Chickens, Egg or Sticky Rice after Piercing you dont have to. High protein or carb diets can, in fact, accelerate your healing rate and replenish your energy, so it is totally okay to consume these two products after ear piercing. Enjoy your chicken feast!

How do you know if your body is rejecting a piercing?

Symptoms of piercing rejectionThe jewelry has noticeably moved from its original place.The amount of tissue between the entrance and exit holes gets thinner (there should be at least a quarter inch of tissue between holes).The entrance and exit holes increase in size.The jewelry starts to hang or droop differently.

Should I squeeze pus out of infected piercing?

You should never try to drain pus or fluid from the infected area. This can make the infection worse. If your symptoms are severe, see your doctor. They may prescribe antibiotics to help clear the infection.

How long does a piercing infection last?

Care Advice. What You Should Know About Infections in Newly Pierced Ears: Minor pierced ear infections can be treated at home. With proper care, most will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks.

Is coconut oil good for piercings?

Coconut oil or almond oil are highly recommended during the first two months of your piercing healing. Both oils contain natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Apply with your clean finger, no q-tips, place a small amount near your piercing, and avoid moving the jewelry.

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