healing web http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/themes/mesocolumn/lib/buddypress/bp-theme-functions.php geneva;”>Piercing is a practice which dates back more than 5, http://daniellebinks.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php 000 years and has been performed by various cultures throughout the world. Within East Africa, this has been commonly practiced by tribes including the Masai people (Kenya and Tanzania), the Mursai of Ethiopia and the Karamajong of Northern Uganda. A piercing is carried out when the skin is punctured to create a hole, where jewellery can be worn.
The traditional method of piercing in Africa (and still practiced to this day) is by using a needle to prick a hole. Though it was and is a little, it is still safe, so long as the ear lode, and not the cartilage is pierced, the lope tends to heal much quicker. The needle used would need to be sterilized. This method was and is fairly safe for the majority of people.
Today piercings are performed using piercing guns and specific piercing needles. Single guns are probably the safest, quickest and less painful method.
Finding a good piercing establishment
To find a reputable piercing studio/saloon, you can do this via a recommendation from a trusted, reputable source. However there are things one needs to consider before deciding to go ahead with the piercing;
Is the piercing studio clean? Are hazardous objects kept well away from piercing area? Are relevant certifications displayed? Are the piercing instruments in sealed packaging? Does the piercer have a consent Policy? And is after-care advice given?
What Earrings should I choose?
When getting your ears pierced, it is best to use Gold or Gold plated studs because gold is hypoallergenic and does not irritate the skin.
How long does a piercing take to heal?
It depends on the part of the body. Earlobe – six weeks, top of the ear – at least three to four months, Nose – two to six months, Belly button/tongue(other body piercings) – up to a year. All these are average healing times but they vary.
Piercing the ear lope heals fairly quickly compared to piercing other parts. Most infections accrue via body piercings, where basic hygiene has not been maintained. There are things to look out for;
1. Foul smell emanating from the pierced ears, followed by irritation and swelling.
2. Crusty leakage of fluid from the affected part of the ear.
3. Heavy pus inside the skin with discharge
Piercing After-care guide
One should clean the pierced area twice a day with a cotton swap. You can use an after care lotion and if you do not have it, you can dip the cotton swap in boiled/ salted water (poured in a cup) handle with care.
Do not put clutches/butterfly stoppers on too tightly. Rotate the earrings at least twice a day to avoid blockage. Leave your earrings in for at least 12 weeks after the piercing. If you decide to remove the earrings, replace then within a few hours and clean your hands after touching your fresh piercing.
If you have any of the above symptoms, seek medical advice, or visit a doctor to make sure it is not become serious. But remember that new piercings take, on average a few weeks to heal.
Ear piercings have been performed for thousands of years and are generally safe. As long as some safety and hygiene practices are adhered to, this is a pretty safe thing to do.