BODY JEWELRY AND BODY PIERCING
Cleaning Your Piercing:
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean your piercing because these can potentially damage your healthy skin cells, delay the healing process and cause scar tissue. Also, don't use any petroleum jelly on your piercing because it promote bacterial growth. Don't excessively touch your healing piercing and keep it away from any bodily fluids to reduce the risk of infection. Don't remove or change your jewelry until your piercing has fully healed, which can sometimes take several months to a year. Avoid any lotions, creams, ointments and astringents when taking care of your new piercing.
Spicy food, alcohol and tobacco products can severely irritate oral piercings. Submerging your new piercing in large bodies of water such as a lake or pool promotes bacterial growth and should be avoided during the healing process. Tight clothing can aggravate a new piercing and can also delay the healing process. Over cleaning can also irritate your piercing and delay the healing process.