What can I use to clean my ear gauges?
Wash your piercing at least twice a day with warm water and chemical-free soap. Soak your earlobes at least twice a day in warm, clean water with about 1/4 tsp of salt for every 1 cup of water.
Should you take out your gauges to clean them?
When can I take my plugs out to clean them? If you have followed the guidelines on proper ear stretching, you should be able to take out your plugs whenever you feel like it! Many people have the misconception that a new stretch should be treated the same way as a new piercing, but this just isn’t true.
How do I stop my gauges from smelling?
Take the plugs or hangers out of your ears and wash them. Wash with warm water and use soap (just like you do in a shower 🙂 Some type of moisturizer on your ears can also be helpful. The odor will be stronger while you are stretching your ears.
Can you clean gauges with hydrogen peroxide?
Above all: avoid using harsh chemicals on your ears (like rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide) to clean them. After stretching, you may experience slight soreness or tingling, but any bleeding or significant pain should be dealt with immediately by removing your plugs and downsizing to your previous size.
What does a gauge blowout look like?
The development of a blowout causes a ring of skin to form behind the piercing. This ring is usually red, irritated, and painful. A blowout may give the piercing the appearance of turning inside out.
Should I shower with gauges in?
Maintaining Ear Gauges. Remove your jewelry when you shower. Once your piercings are fully healed (after 12 weeks), you should remove your jewelry when you shower. This is the most effective way to clean both your piercings and your jewelry.
Why do my gauged ears smell?
A gauged ear can smell a little bit because of dead skin cells that can’t be flushed out of the piercing while you’re stretching. This is totally normal. But if the odor continues after washing, seek medical attention.
What is the white stuff on my gauges?
Why does this happen? Your body secretes a substance called sebum, sebum is an oily secretion which helps your skin keep lubricated and keep it waterproof. The sebum mixes with the dead skin cells between your ear and the jewellery to make this unpleasant odour.
Can you clean gauged ears with alcohol?
Resist the urge to use alcohol, hydrogen-peroxide, or ointments on the infection because these can also irritate your skin and inhibit your body’s ability to regenerate cells, so it may take even longer to heal and feel relief.
Can I use Neosporin on stretched ears?
NEVER USE: Bacitracin or Neosporin. Petroleum based ointments CLOG the piercing and make it difficult for your body to heal. NEVER USE Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, Claire’s ear care solution. These products are too strong and will irritate your skin and piercing.