Health Tip: Reduce Infection Risk After Ear
(HealthDay News) -- Newly pierced ears can be prime candidates
for infection, but proper care can help reduce the risk.
The American Academy of Pediatricians offers these
- Make sure an experienced technician, nurse or doctor performs
the procedure, and that a disinfectant is applied to the ears
- After the procedure, gently cleanse the ears with rubbing
alcohol two to three times a day.
- Apply antibiotic ointment after each cleaning.
- Carefully turn the earring posts each day.
- Do not remove the earrings for at least six weeks.
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