Body Piercing

How to Take Care of Snug Piercing

The snug is the center area of the outer rim on the inner ear cartilage, just above the anti-tragus, and the piercing done in this area is known as snug piercing. Since the piercing area of the snug is a very sensitive part of the ear, it can be quite painful.

Though there is high successful rate of ear piercings, snug piercing can easily get infected if not done properly and due to improper care. So, if you want to get a snug piercing done or if you already had it done, make sure that you follow aftercare instructions properly. Here are a few tips on how to take care of your new snug piercing.

Snug Piercing Care Tips:

Snug piercing area is extremely sensitive, so you need to take proper care and every precaution need to be taken to avoid infections and other complications. Read the following steps:

  • Opt for a reputed piercing parlor and professional piercer to prevent infections and other risks associated to body piercings. Ensure that your piercer uses only sterilized piercing equipments.
  • If you are afraid to bear the pain, you can compress the area with ice or apply local anesthesia such as benzocaine solution. This will help to numb the area and most likely reduce the pain.
  • By using a clean cotton swab, clean the piercing area with a saline solution daily.
  • Be very careful while sleeping. Avoid sleeping over the piercing. Make sure that your hair does not get entangled with the piercing or the jewelry.
  • Don’t move or change the jewelry for 2-3 weeks after piercing, for it can aggravate irritation and triggers inflammation and infections. Make sure that you change the jewelry after the piercing has healed completely.
  • To promote a healthy healing process, you can also apply lavender oil to the pierced area.
  • Change your pillowcases daily in order to avoid bacterial infections.
  • To heal the wound faster you can also use zinc and vitamin B supplement cleansing lotion.
  • Before touching the piercing or jewelry and before cleaning your piercing area make sure that you wash your hands with antiseptic soap.
  • Avoid using betadine, methylated, alcohol or peroxide to clean your new snug piercing. They contain harsh chemicals which can damage the cells and worsen the piercing.
  • Avoid using headphones, earphones, mobiles or telephone on the side of the piercing, until and unless the wound has healed completely.
  • Ensure that the chemical products like hair spray, hair gels and cosmetics do not touch the piercing.

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