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    Just a simple question. Just got my lobes pierced and the after-care sheet from my piercer says not to use savlon or anything like that.

    I went to boots and asked if they had anything for "new piercings" they pointed me straight to savlon.

    I've just read upon it and it says not to use salvon sprays or anything like that because the chemicals are way too harsh and delays healing.

    But I've read from numerous forums on various websites that salvon works for them and not so much for others.

    I feel like I've wasted my money and don't want to stop using it...

    Anyone with/had piercings - did you stick to sea salt and water or did you use salvon or anything similar?

    Use sea salt! It's really good for piercings because it helps heal them faster.

    Make sure it's sea salt and not table salt, add a teaspoon to a cup of boiled water, let it cool and then apply it to the area.

    ive got a nose piercing nd i did this in the first 6 months bc it got infected quite badly , its ok now tho

    get warm water but some salt in, mix

    get a cotton bud and dip it in, put it near the area where ur piercing is and ur done

    keeping doin it for a good 5-6 minutes like every 2-3 days

    truss it'll work, if not the only option left is

    get olive oil, or vegetable oil whtever u have

    mix tumeric powder in and dip in a cotton bud and put it in the region

    it'll stain tht yellow colour a bit but keep putting it on for 5-6 minutes but do this only once a week for the first 2-3 months to heal it all properly, less if its not infected so about 1-2 months

    when 5-6 mins have passed dont wash it off after like 3-4 hrs and it'll work dw

    hope it all works

    I have two lobe piercings in each ear.
    I used savlon too ! It's totally fine. I alternated a few times by using TCP as well as olive oil on cotton ear buds to clean mine. They healed with no problems, infections whatsoever.

    Just make sure to rotate your studs a little twice a day or more using clean hands!!

    saline solution (?)

    I got my piercing about 8 months ago...cleaned them with 70% rubbing alcohol against everyone's advice with no problems. Rubbing alcohol is effective, especially if you suspect your piercing is inflamed or infected. The only downside was that excessive use also dries out the skin though, so I would say only use it if the piercing was swelling badly, red, and sore. But if rubbing alcohol doesn't work to reduce the infection, then it's probably time to see a doctor.
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