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Taking care of pierced ears

  • Recently Pierced ears (or other body areas) have an increased risk of becoming infected


  • The following video by the American Academy shows how to take care of pierced ears:
    • Wash hands before touching the area
    • Leave the earrings in your ears for 6 weeks, even at night
    • Wash ears with soap and water at least once a day
    • Twist earrings a few times a day to keep the hole open.
    • Put alcohol around the piercing twice a day (to prevent germs and scabbing).
    • Apply petroleum jelly around the ears (also prevents infection)
    • If pain, swelling, redness appears or if liquid is discharged from the ears see a dermatologist.

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