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Help me remember how to care for newly pierced ears.  was it  alcohol dabbed around the piercing or was it peroxide.  I can quite remember.  I do know that I don't want to buy claires $20 solution.  TIA

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Are you getting the piercing done at Claire's? When my dd got her ears pierced there, a bottle of cleaning solution was included.

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30 minutes ago, lynn said:

Help me remember how to care for newly pierced ears.  was it  alcohol dabbed around the piercing or was it peroxide.  I can quite remember.  I do know that I don't want to buy claires $20 solution.  TIA

Current recommendations are against alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Gentle soap and water and maybe saline rinses if I recall. And don’t spin the piercings like we used to be taught. 

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My son just got his ears pierced.  He got a bottle of solution with it.  He should get several for the $80 it cost!  GRRR

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My dd had hers done at a professional piercing/tattooing place and we were told to use saline and to not spin.

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26 minutes ago, Acorn said:

My dd had hers done at a professional piercing/tattooing place and we were told to use saline and to not spin.

Same. Specifically told NOT to use alcohol or peroxide. We bought some saline spray at Walmart. 

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My girls got their ears pierced at a mall jewelry store (not Claire's) in January. They were given a bottle of solution as part of the price. They were told to spin their earrings and not take them out for six weeks.

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Well, when I got mine done a million years ago we used SeaBreeze. I feel certain that’s not what you should use anymore! (Do hey even make that still?) That smell will forever bring back vivid memories of ear piercings. 

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Here's what the dermatology association says

https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/skin-care/caring-for-pierced-ears

 

One thing I wanted to say about turning them personally...

I remember with my second set, I turn them ALL the time....and about 2 weeks after piercing they hurt.  I finally pulled the backs off and pulled them out.  I had SO MUCH HAIR twisted up in them.  It was totally gross looking with all that hair and....pus....yeah.  Once I cleaned that off with alcohol and put them back, everything was fine, but I wonder if the twisting up of hair has something to do with the idea of not turning them.   

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I believe no turning is so you’re not continually disrupting the healing process by ripping things apart when it’s trying to heal. 

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My dd's got their ears pierced at a piercing salon.  They have us a small bag of pure sea salt, and instructed us to mix a dilute solution (1/2 tsp sea salt to 1 cup distilled water), then to soak the piercing with the warmed solution for several minutes, twice a day for several weeks, then once a day until completely healed.  The instructions are on the website: evolutionpiercing.com

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