Hey everybody. A few posts ago I talked about how I got my "girls" pierced and the fun of showing off my tatas to the man who pierced them in front of the man I married (I still giggle about that one). Well this post is kind of an update of what has been going on with them since then.
One thing I can say is that sea salt soaks are my new best friend. Sea salt soaks are the go to when it comes to piercing cleaning and maintenance. What I have been doing is taking a cup (8 oz) of bottled water and adding a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. You want to make sure that it is pure sea salt with no additives and also don't use table salt because table salt contains iodine which I have read is a no no for piercings. Once I mix it up I put it into two shot glasses and put the piercings in and lay on the couch or bed and let them soak for 15 minutes. Afterwards I rinse them off with more bottled water and use a q-tip to clean any gunk off of them. I do this at least twice a day and so far my healing has been great.
Another thing I researched about the healing process is that the gunk that comes out is not indicative of an infection. In fact it is lymphatic fluid which is normal. If it turns colors, smells bad, or there is extreme pain and redness at the piercing site and you're running a fever then there may be an infection. That's why it is best to take a "hands off" approach to your piercings during the healing process. So I have been sure to not play with my piercings or rotate them if possible. Sometimes they rotate when I am cleaning them, so I try to use caution during that time.
As far as pain, I have had a bit of it but nothing that I can't handle. It usually happens if my shirt or bra gets caught on them but after a few minutes they are back to somewhat normal.
Well that's it for my little update. I found out that these kind of piercings are not for the impatient crowd because they can take 9-12 months to fully heal and sometimes longer than that. So I just take it one day at a time until next year when they are completely healed.
Until next time
How about you? Do you have any piercings and if so what did you do to keep them clean and infection free? Let me know in the comments below.