TAT finally got piercings, need cleaning advice

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  1. J

    J Active Member

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    i've always wanted to get a piercing, and i finally did it 3 days ago. i got a 14 guage piercing on each lobe, and i'm planning on stretching :)

    i just have a few questions about taking care of it during the healing process.

    i was advised to wash it with anti-bacterial soap and bactine. however, i couldn't find any bactine at the time, so i've been using antiseptic from icing (active ingredient benzalkonium chloride 0.12%) three times a day.

    what do most of you do to clean your piercings? is the antiseptic sufficient enough, or should i go with bactine? and finally, is it natural to still be swelling and tender after the 3rd day?

    cliffs: i guess i'm just slightly worried that the product i'm using is inadequate, especially since it isn't working well for my friend's cartilage. :hs:
     
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    stop using the antiseptic. just use the soap and you'll be fine.
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Just use a GOOD antibacterial soap (no colors or fragrances) and warm water.
     
  4. J

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    thanks for the advice, much appreciated!
    i wonder if i can get my money back on the antiseptic.. :noes:
     

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