Have you recently gotten anew piercing and are unsure of how to safely let it heal? Maybe the piercer didn't give you all the tips and tricks on keeping your fresh piercing safe. This guide will give you advice on how to have a healthy piercing healing.
When getting a new body piercing it can be exciting but for the next couple of days, you'll have to try and prevent from getting an infection. A big example of prevention can be frequently cleaning and washing your sheets. A reason for this is to prevent a large build-up of bacteria which would enter the piercing site, causing possible infection.
When receiving a new oral piercing, for the first few days of healing time, it advised not to chew certain things. Such things can include gun, tobacco or certain foreign objects. A reason for this is that it can cause bacteria to be introduced to the fresh piercing site causing an infection to form.
Of course, it's clear you wouldn't hook your piercing to a string and connect it to a car then drive off. That's not though what we necessarily mean though by "rough play". Rough play can be numerous things such as hanging things on your piercings (earrings, septums,etc..). This can also include tugging, twirling and rotating the jewelry. This can cause scarring and disrupt the healing process.
For the first few nights of your brand new oral piercing, it is advised to sleep with your head elevated. Make sure that your piercing is above your heart. Basically, this is telling you to sleep facing up so you're not directly sleeping on your face.
Do not submerge the piercing in lakes, pools, hot tubs, etc. This gives the unhealed piercing site a great chance of getting an infection from germs in the pool and bacteria in the lakes. If going into the water s unavoidable, you can use a waterproof wound-sealant bandage to cover the piercing. These can be found in the bandage aisle of most drug stores.
It is highly recommended not to use beauty and personal care products near your new piercing due to not wanting to get chemicals or buildup inside the piercing site. Some of these products can include cosmetics, lotions, sprays, and makeup. For example, in the beginning, don't wear lipstick with a fresh lip piercing.
In the beginning, swelling in the newly pierced area is common. You can use over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen to help reduce swelling for the first few days. Use according to the package directions.
As hard as reducing your talking may sound, its for the better to your new oral piercing. See, the constant movement in the mouth can cause the piercing to move a lot causing it to not heal properly or tear. Its best reduce major oral movement and avoid touching it.