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07-09-2008 07:14 PM
GhostUser Kiss My Face has an antibacterial face soap. You may be able to find it in the drug store. My drugstore carries their line.



http://www.allvitaminsplus.com/028367831013.html
07-09-2008 03:19 PM
Shamandura Dial soap is iffy. On their site a while back(don't know if its still there) I saw they mention they use vegetable glycerin when available, otherwise its from animal sources.
07-09-2008 11:36 AM
GhostUser Get the liquid antibacterial soap.
07-09-2008 11:35 AM
GhostUser Whatever you do, before you touch it, wash your hands really good with an antibacterial soap. Use the soap on your nose in the shower. Twice a day use a mixture of sea salt and warm water (you can find the recipe off of Google I'm pretty sure). Don't use cotton balls or Q-Tips...it'll get caught on the piercing. If you can't gently irrigate it then place the mixture on a tissue and hold it on the piercing for a minute or two. Don't play with it and whatever you do don't use petroleum based products like Neosporin. It should take about 4-6 weeks to heal
07-09-2008 06:54 AM
Fritemare Yeah, the guy that did it told me to use antibacterial soap and mouth wash for the lip piercing. I assumed they were going to try to sell me a bottle of antiseptic, but he said the stuff was just for ears. I'll use the sea salt soak also, because I'm not going to go out and buy a bar of Dial soap like he suggested. :P
07-08-2008 11:00 AM
cstadt But honestly, this relieves a lot of the pain and doesn't kill all the bacteria. I've also been advised to use antibacterial soaps... but I usually never did this.. it's just what I was told by a few people (all with lots of piercings or experience)
07-08-2008 10:59 AM
cstadt Yep. salt. Like that H2Ocean stuff those places usually sell.
07-08-2008 10:18 AM
Shamandura
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Originally Posted by Eek View Post

sea salt & water

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This is what both my piercers recommended for me when I had my lip and navel done.





When I had my nose pierced they gave me a a little baggy of really fine sea salt to mix with warm water. It worked very well.
07-08-2008 10:16 AM
Pirate Ferret Seconding the sea salt. Thats what any piercer worth their um, salt, will tell you to use.
07-08-2008 09:45 AM
Eek sea salt & water

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This is what both my piercers recommended for me when I had my lip and navel done.



"Most piercers strongly suggest using mild sea salt-water soaks several times a day to speed up the healing process. Sea salt soaks help remove crusties (dried discharge and lymph secretions), draw out impurities, and relieve any irritation or itching.



Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt into 8 ounces of warm water in a clean, disposable cup. Distilled water is recommended.



If possible, invert the cup right over your piercing and allow it to soak for a few minutes. For certain placements such as nose rings, it is easier to soak a clean cotton ball, cotton swab, or gauze pad in the salt-water solution and gently apply it to the piercing. For oral piercing, you should rinse your mouth briefly with the sea salt-water once or twice daily.



Remember to use sea salt and not table salt. While sea salt is a natural product with no added chemicals, table salt has iodine, which is too strong a chemical to use on a new piercing. "



(from http://www.happynews.com/living/body...g-cleaning.htm)
07-08-2008 07:22 AM
Fritemare Anyone know of a vegan brand I can just grab at the store rather than order offline? I pierced my own nose last night and I plan on going to a tattoo place to get my lip done today. I have some stuff to use for now that my sister gave me, but I'm 100% sure it isn't animal friendly. I should have probably done the smart thing and got the antiseptic, THEN pierced my nose but after I purchased the stuff to do it I was too excited. However, I do not advise anyone on piercing their own nose, or any other body parts except your ears. :P

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