41 West Ferguson
Wood River, IL 62095
Clitoral Hood Piercings
Healing Time: 2 - 3 months
Sit in a bath of warm salty water every day while healing
Do not wash the piercing with soap
Do not touch your piercing, or let others touch it while it is healing
Wait two weeks before having sex
Practice safe sex at all times
Never use alcohol swabs, Betadine, hydrogen peroxide, or methylated spirits to clean your piercing
Pain, redness and unusual discharge may be due to infection. Consult your piercer or a physician if you develop any of these symptoms
Take vitamin C and zinc to maximise your healing
Wait till your piercing is healed before changing jewelry yourself
Do not touch your piercing unless you are cleaning it. Unwashed hands carry bacteria and your piercing is a point where these bacteria can penetrate below your skin and cause an infection.
Do NOT use soap to wash your piercing. Soap strips the natural oils of the skin at your genitals and kills the natural bacteria that protect you from infections. Using soap will increase your risk of infection.
While healing, your piercing will need to be cleaned once daily:
The step-by-step procedure is:
Fill a bath with warm water to a depth of 2 inches.
Dissolve a heaped tablespoon of sea salt in this water.
Sit in this bath for 10 minutes, gently swishing the water around the piercing.
After this bath, towel yourself dry but do not touch the piercing itself with the towel.
Let the piercing dry by itself.