Flesh Tones
41 W Ferguson Wood River, IL
251-4842

Nipple Piercings

Summary
Healing Time: From 2 months for small nipples, to 6 months for larger nipples
 Do not touch your piercing, or let others touch it while it is healing
 Clean your healing piercing three times a day with antibacterial soap
 Ideally soak your piercing in a sea salt solution daily
 Never use alcohol, Betadine or peroxide 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 maximize your healing
 Wait till your piercing is healed before changing jewelry yourself
Daily Care Routine

 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.
 While healing your piercing should be cleaned three times daily - whilst showering is ideal. Ideally use an antibacterial liquid soap that contains triclosan

 The step-by-step procedure is:
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap.
2. Wet the piercing with plain water.
3. Put two drops of antibacterial liquid soap on the piercing and work this into a lather with a cotton bud.
4. Try to loosen any crusted discharge and float it off the jewelry and your skin with the cotton bud.
5. Leave the antibacterial soap on the piercing for one minute while rotating the jewelry back and forth a little, allowing the disinfectant to penetrate the piercing.
6. Rinse with water for a minute, then dry thoroughly. Pat dry with a paper towel, or air dry.


 Also of proven effectiveness is soaking the nipple a sea salt solution. This takes 10 -15 minutes but is well worth the effort.
The step-by-step procedure is:
1. Put a tea spoon of sea salt in the bottom of mouthwash cup, fill with warm water Holding the glass upright, bend over the glass and press the rim around your piercing.
2. Lie down on your back and hold the glass(es) against your nipple(s) for 10 to 15 minutes. Read, listen to music...
1. Stand, bend over, and release the glass(es).
2. Afterwards, dry thoroughly with a paper towel or tissue.

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