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    Today I got my lobes re-pierced for the third time and a double helix piercing for the first time. It's been a while since I last had my ears pierced and because I've never had my helix pierced before it's hurting quite a bit compared to the lobes.

    Does anyone have any advice on cleaning new piercings, especially cartilage peircings. At the moment I feel like my helix piercings are a little sore to properly clean just now as they are on the same ear and quite close to each other.

    Any advice is much appreciated
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    Use an alcohol wipe or something similar to give them a clean.
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    (Original post by ripjonsnow)
    Use an alcohol wipe or something similar to give them a clean.
    Pretty sure that would dry them out, no? :unsure:


    I have my helix pierced and used sea salt mixed with boiled then cooled a little water and it seemed to work well. Someone in the f&b forum recommended that to me.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Pretty sure that would dry them out, no? :unsure:


    I have my helix pierced and used sea salt mixed with boiled then cooled a little water and it seemed to work well. Someone in the f&b forum recommended that to me.
    I used them to clean earings.
    I think your solution may be better though.
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    Hydrogen peroxide is good. Also often places that do piercings have special products for cleaning them gently.
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    Sea salt soaks are great. Don't pick at them to remove dried blood or crusties, and avoid poking at them with cotton buds etc. If you find sleeping uncomfortable try a travel pillow to keep you from lying on them.


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    Deffinately sea salt soak with a cotton pad. Its also quite gentle so doesnt hurt too much. Its what i used for my tragus and have never had any issues

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    I've been using saline solution so far and I kind of need to use a cotton bud to get in between the two helix piercings which I can still barely touch. However I did buy some sea salt today although I'm not sure if it's non-iodized so I've not tried the sea salt soak yet.
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    Yeah, do the sea salt. One spoonful three times a day mixed with warm water. Also make sure you don't lie on your ears when you're sleeping or you'll irritate the wounds.
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    So it's been over a month since I got the piercings and everything has been fine so far. Not changed the earrings yet since I have another month to wait for my helix. How long should I continue to clean my piercings twice a day?
 
 
 
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