Common Misunderstanding about Ear Piercing – NooYoo

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Common Misunderstanding about Ear Piercing

January 26th, 2021

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1. Wearing Gold or Silver Won’t Cause an Itchy Rash

While an allergic contact from gold or silver is quite rare, golden or silver earrings may not always be ideal choices to avoid skin irritation. Due to pure gold weak components that cannot hold up the structure, other materials are added when people craft the earrings, leaving a high chance that some products may contaminated with nickel-content, the most common cause for an itchy rash.

With that said, since some people are allergic to nickel, the EU nickel directive regulates how much nickel may be released onto the skin per week. For earrings, these are a maximum of 0.2 micrograms per square centimeter per week. The most recommended alternative materials for sensitive skin are medical stainless steel, high quality gold or nickel-free titanium.

2. Gun Piercing is Dangerous

The modern ways of piercing are safer compared to the past. Unlike the traditional method where there was an impact from the spring when pushing the piercing gun to earlobe. With that on our mind, NooYoo’s piercing method carries out by using sterile earring stud coming from sterile disposable cartridge, so whichever part of the ear piercing, the result is hygienic, precise, safe and painless in every step of piercing.

3. Dizziness After Piercing is the Result of Nerve Damage.

Fainting is quite a common reaction after having your ear pierced, but contrary to the popular belief that your surface nerves are shot, this symptom is usually occurred from the stress and fear that built up before the piercing process. If you are going to have your very first piercing, make sure you tag along some friends to help you relax. Also, don’t leave your stomach empty before piercing since your body still needs nutrition to operate. The lower level of sugar you have, the higher chance you will have dizziness.

4. No Chickens, Egg or Sticky Rice after Piercing

If you feel worried that you might end up waving hands to your favorite meals, good news! you don’t have to. High protein or carb diets can, in fact, accelerate your healing rate and replenish your energy, so it is totally okay to consume these two products after ear piercing. Enjoy your chicken feast!

5. Amoxicillin Can Prevent Your Wounds from Infections

Taking random medicine without prior knowledge to its usage can harm your liver, especially antibiotic medicine. Taking antibiotics consistently is essential to reach its potential, but fail to do so can result to development of antibiotic resistance, making your body heal slower than usual. The infection on the wounds can be mitigated if it has been treated correctly, but if your wounds are still swollen from the first aid, you might consider consulting with a doctor for further diagnosis.

6. Rotating Earrings Frequently Can Prevent the Wounds Sticking with Earring Studs.

Bad news for those who have a habit of picking and rotating the ear studs. Using your bare hands or fingers to touch your freshly pierced ears can further infect your wounds. Our hands that have been constantly used all day can directly cause bacteria infection to the wounds, so leaving your wounds untouched might be the best for your recovery. If you cannot avoid touching the new piercing wounds, make sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap before and after.

7. The Tighter You Put the Clasp, the Better It Will Be

Most might concern that their earrings could fall off easily, but a freshly pierced wound essentially needs to be breathable as it shall reduce humidity and musty of the wound which could also cause swollen and further infection. Piercing studs from NooYoo have a tiny thread on the post to prevent the earring clasp from getting too close to the wounds and, at the same time, it prevents the slippery of the earring from your ears. 

8. Alcohol: the Best Cleanser to Your Piercing

While it is true that this chemical liquid has a property of disinfecting bacteria, when applying alcohol to the wound, it does not only cause pain, but it will also cause skin irritation by further damaging protein in your tissues. As a result, your wound could heal slower than it should be. The proper way to clean the wound with rubbing alcohol is to clean the surrounding the wound and consider using normal saline solution since the substance is compatible to the liquid in our cells so it won’t be likely to cause skin irritation.

9. Garlic Stems Can Heal the Wound

Although the name appears to sound like an herbal medicine, we highly advice against the idea of putting the string of garlic stem in the piercing wound. The garlic stem might contain bacteria and germs if it has not been properly cleaned. Moreover, the use of garlic stem shall create more humidity which is the main cause of infection and pus. 

10. It is Okay to Take Out Earrings After the Wounds Stop Bleeding

A newly pierced earlobe needs at least 6 weeks before changing or taking off its first earring; however, the wound itself actually takes longer time of recovery. That is why it is highly recommended that you leave the earrings in places so that they will prevent your ear piercing from closing up. Also, at the very first stage of getting your ears pierced, when changing earrings, consider using high quality products instead of the fashionable ones since most striking looking earrings mostly are made of low quality materials that can cause irritation and infection.

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