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Dryness around new piercings
Posted on: 06/28/2007
I recently got two piercings on my face, my labret and my eyebrow, and when I got them pierced I was told not to clean them with alcohol, but they didn't say not to use peroxide. I used peroxide to clean them and now the area around is all dry. What can I do to make the dryness and cracking go away?
You can call the piercing studio and ask them, or you could switch to warm salt water soaks (on a cotton ball), twice a day, with a clear water rinse - which keep the bacteria away and not dry your skin. Good luck and keep them clean!