Ear Piercing At Town Centre Pharmacy
Ear piercing costs just €10 and earring prices range from €25 to €35
Cleaning solution is €2 per bottle
Minimum age for piercing is 4 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please wear a mask when entering the store to get ears pierced
Please phone 041 9835952 to arrange your appointment.
Tips for cleaning an ear piercing
Now that you’ve gotten your piercing, it’s important to take care of it. The first few weeks are crucial to making sure it heals properly. Here are our top 10 tips for cleaning an ear piercing to avoid infection.
Top 10 tips for cleaning an ear piercing
- Clean your piercing when you do other regular hygiene habits. Clean it when you brush your teeth or take a shower to give yourself a gentle reminder every day.
- Wash your hands. Wash with warm water and gentle soap before you touch your piercing to avoid introducing bacteria to the area.
- Clean with a clean cotton pad or swab dipped in Cleaning solution. Use this around the pierced area a few times a day to remove any bacteria.
- Dab (don’t wipe) the piercing. Dry with a clean towel or tissue so you don’t damage the tissue while it’s healing.
- Avoid using perfumed soaps. Clean the skin around the piercing with a mild antiseptic soap and water.
- Clean the pierced area whenever you take the piercing out. This includes when you put it back in, too. Bacteria can quickly get on jewelry when you expose it to the air or set it on a surface like a counter or table.
- Don’t clean your piercing in the bathroom. This is especially true of public ones. Even the cleanest home bathrooms usually have high concentrations of bacteria.
- Don’t lie on the pierced area for long periods of time. Sleeping or lying down on your piercing can trap moisture or bacteria in the area, increasing your risk for infection.
- Don’t get any hair or body products in the piercing area. Be careful when you use shampoo, soap, gel, pomade, hairspray, or other products that can get near the piercing and irritate the tissue.
- Watch out for any abnormal or discolored discharge. See your piercer or doctor right away if you notice any unusual discharge as it might be a sign of an infection.
How long does it take an ear piercing to heal?
Earlobe piercings are the quickest to heal. They typically take about 1 to 2 months to fully heal.
Cartilage piercings elsewhere on your ear will take longer to heal. It may take up to 6 months or even 1 year before a helix or tragus piercing is fully healed.
While your piercing is still healing, don’t take your jewelry out for an extended period. Doing so may cause the hole to close.
If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to change out your jewelry, ask your piercer about a month or two after you got your piercing. They can examine the area and give you a definitive answer.
The typical symptoms of an infected ear include the following:
- aching or throbbing pain in and around the piercing
- abnormal yellowish or whitish discharge
See your doctor right away if you think your piercing is infected.
Ear piercings are a very common piercing. You still need to take good and consistent care of them to make sure you avoid infection, tissue damage, or losing the piercing altogether.