What to expect after the sting
Piercings are currently experiencing a significant upswing in trends. One thing is seldom enough – Constellation piercings are currently the biggest trend for all fans of glittering ear jewelry. Those who are brave and dare to go beyond the classic hole in their earlobes can have their favorite constellation of daith, conch, helix, rook and lobe piercing (et cetera, et cetera) missed by the piercer they trust.
But one little prick is not enough: The proper care is the be-all and end-all and must be carried out conscientiously for several weeks for a perfect result and optimal healing process. We have at Piercer Marc-André from Piercing studio Vienna asked what to expect when planning one (or more) piercing (s).
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How do I properly disinfect a fresh piercing?
In principle, any disinfectant that can also be used to clean wounds is suitable. the Care series from Prontolind However, it was specially developed for cleaning and disinfecting piercings and offers its own products for every part of the body. “The healing has improved significantly. There are fewer reactions to the remedy and the results are better overall, ”says Marc-André.
According to our expert’s experience, cold chamomile tea is more of a myth. The essential oils could cause allergic reactions or irritations, which does not have a positive effect on the healing process. Own urine on the other hand, it is a very welcome natural disinfectant, especially for genital piercings.
How does proper care work?
The process is by and large always the same: First you spray the piercing with the disinfection and cleaning spray and gently clean it with a Kitchen roll. The one recommended by the expert Prontolind gel is then applied. In order to disinfect the puncture channel, the piercing can be easily moved back and forth. “Less is often more. With some piercings in the mouth, you only use rinsing, ”says Marc-André. This procedure is repeated twice a day for the first three weeks. Then it is enough to clean once a day for three weeks.
Basically applies to external piercings: The first few days after the piercing you should make sure that Do not use excessive shower gels, soaps or other detergents to let on the wound. Is better clear water or just one special disinfectant. Potential sources of infection, such as Swimming pool, sauna or Solarium, should be avoided completely for the first two to three weeks. Swimming in the sea, on the other hand, is not a problem after just a few days. Long too Baths with bath additives in your own tub are counterproductive for wound healing. The skin swells up and infections become easier. You can find more information and detailed instructions here.
What else should you watch out for?
The navel piercing is still one of the most common piercings in Austria. No wonder, the piece of jewelery is a great eye-catcher, especially in summer. A fresh navel piercing should be one in the first do not remove for three months. That is how long the healing process takes and the canal grows in this time after just a few hours. Only when the wound has completely healed can the piercing be replaced with a new one. Those who don’t like sports will cheer now: Sports you should rather let it be in the beginning. Jerky movements can tear the wound open again, sweat burns uncomfortably and in the worst case flushes bacteria into the puncture canal. That too can lead to inflammation. Tight t-shirts should also be avoided for the first few weeks. The constant friction against the skin irritates the wound even more. Large-meshed garments can get stuck on the piercing very quickly – and that hurts like hell.
By far the most popular piercings are still ear piercings. Are particularly popular at the moment Tragus, anti helix or Conch piercings. “An ear cartilage piercing can sometimes take up to six months to heal properly. With an industrial piercing, up to twelve months are even possible, ”says expert Marc-André about the healing process. Until the miracle is healed haircolor Absolutely taboo, by the way. Also with Hairspray one should be careful. Otherwise, clean and disinfect the piercing as recommended by the piercer. And especially: hands off – do not play around with it with unwashed hands!
Regardless of whether you have a classic nostril piercing, septum or an unusual nasal length – the right care is also very important for nose piercings! The following applies: Don’t take it outuntil the wound has healed, otherwise the hole will quickly grow closed again. With a Nostril piercing, this can take up to three months. If the nasal septum is pierced, it often takes up to eight months. Especially in the first few weeks it belongs The wound is regularly disinfected again and careful freed from wound secretions. Otherwise applies: Be sparing with powder and make-up, as this too can lead to inflammation!
Lip piercings are also still among the top 5 in Austria. In the oral area, however, the care of the piercing looks a little different than for other parts of the body. Every time you’ve eaten, drank, or smoked something sugary, you should close your mouth with a alcohol-free mouthwash or one Saline solution rinse. You should also be up in the first few weeks after the prick Alcohol, cigarettes, and hard, crispy foods do without it as best you can. Caution is also advised when cuddling. Marc-André warns: “If you have piercings in the mouth area, I recommend not kissing for the first ten days. Here you can possibly get an infection or inflammation through the partner’s saliva. “In the first three hours after the sting, you should generally neither eat nor drink. After six weeks, the ghost is usually over and the wound has healed.
Even with a nipple piercing, the first few weeks should be diverse Avoid bacterial foci. No sauna, no swimming pool and no full baths. Showering is okay, but please only use a pH-neutral, gentle cleansing lotion. You want to do it in the first few weeks Sports operate, then necessarily one Aid band attach to avoid direct friction. Even dust or a lot of cigarette smoke can irritate the skin around the fresh piercing. Then you should clean and disinfect three times instead of two daily cleaning units. Besides, the wound didn’t come with it Cotton pads, cotton swabs or one hand towel dab. Better Kitchen roll or handkerchiefs use, these lint less and thus do not leave any foreign bodies in the wound. A nipple piercing can take up to three months to heal. Do not remove the piercing during this time!
The vertical clitoral hood piercing is particularly popular for genital piercings. Since the wound in the genital area is often in contact with urine, it heals faster. Depending on the individual wound healing, the piercing can be completely healed after 14 to 21 days. These piercings must also be cleaned and disinfected – the jewelry must be moved a little to get the agent into the puncture canal. However, too much of it can have a negative effect on the vaginal flora. Sex and fresh genital piercings are always such a thing. Depending on where the piercing is and how comfortable you feel with it, you can have sex again after the first few days.
However, studies show that half of all intimate piercings in Germany struggle with the consequences of genital piercing. Because of injuries and infections, sufferers often even have less desire for sex. So you should always go to one experienced piercer go and inform yourself well in advance.
The general rule:
Before touching the new piece of jewelry or the wound, one should have his Always wash your hands well and in the best case disinfect. This applies to all piercings. If you change the plug, the new piercing must also be sprayed with disinfectant. Bed linen as towels If you have a fresh piercing, you should replace it every week so as not to give bacteria a chance. Usually you get a special disinfectant and precise care instructions from the piercer you trust. If these are strictly adhered to, complications rarely arise.
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