In this segment of The Marc and Mandy Show, Marc and Mandy debate whether you should pierce your baby’s ears. Tune into the video above to hear Marc and Mandy’s thoughts, or keep reading for some tips for caring for newly pierced ears.
Hygiene is key
Piercings are especially prone to infections, and unfortunately, bacteria that can cause such infections are everywhere. Make sure your piercing expert had thoroughly sanitized all equipment they will be using. Make sure your piercing expert has thoroughly washed their hands. You should also wash your own hands before touching your own piercing at all.
Clean the piercing regularly
You’ll want to wash your ears with soap and water every day to prevent infection as your piercing is healing. You can also use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. When you are cleaning your piercing, you can gently twist the piercing around to combat any crusting or buildup of dead skin cells.
Don’t change the piercing for six months
If you take your piercing out before the six-month mark, even if you’re just trying to change the jewelry, you run the risk of the piercing hole closing up.
Monitor the piercing daily
Take a close look at your piercing every day. If you notice any redness or puffiness or oozing, you might have an infection and should seek help from a doctor. The same goes for if you feel any pain in the piercing spot.
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