Body piercing has become very popular, trendy and fashionable. Body piercing greatly varies with multiple hoops up, around, and inside the ear, or studs and rings sticking out of the tongue, eyebrow, nostril, belly-button and lips. It seems that almost every part of the body is open to piercing. While parents shout “Gross” and teachers ask “Why?”, teens continue to gravitate toward body piercing. Piercing may be considered cool, but there are things you need to know before you get that piercing done. Piercing are susceptible to serious infection like viral hepatitis, Aids. All piercing should be done by professionals who follow health and safety guidelines that prevent the spread of these diseases.
Many teenagers or young girls like to have their ears pierced. Most earrings today are available for pierced ears. If you have very small earlobes you may want to think about how an earring will look before you have it done. Ear piecing is unlikely to cause infection or to damage your ears if you have it done by someone who is trained in piecing, and you properly care for your ears afterwards. After you have your ears pierced, you must wash the area with soap daily and use isopropyl alcohol on both sides of the ear at least twice a day. It is also a good idea to use an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin) every night for the first week.
EAR LOBE PIERCING HISTORY
The ear-lobe was probably man’s first attempt at body piercing due to the ease with which it can be pierced. Ears were probably first pierced for magical purposes, very many primitive tribes believe that demons can enter the body through the ear, because demons and spirits are supposed to be repelled by metal, ear-piercing prevents them entering the body. Sailors used to have an ear pierced to improve eyesight, and if the bodies washed up somewhere it would pay for a Christian burial. In many societies ear piercing is done as a puberty ritual, in Borneo the Mother and Father each pierce one ear as a symbol of the child’s dependence on their parents.
Ritual in India
A number of rituals for the infant in India include the first visit outside to a temple, the first feeding with solid food (usually cooked rice), an ear-piercing ceremony, and the first haircut (shaving the head-tonsuring) that often occurs at a temple or during a festival when the hair is offered to a deity. Ear Piercing is another ritual which all parents and their new born have to undergo (predominantly in South India) within one year of the child birth. Once the ‘Asari’ (a goldsmith) finishes the job of piercing a baby’s ear…the maternal uncle gifts her earrings.
A growing number of health experts agree that parents should wait to have their baby’s ears pierced for health reasons. But some parents do not want to wait. Doctors recommend parents may wait until their baby has his or her second set of immunization shots because of the risk of tetanus.
Use Sterile ear set piercing must be done with a sterile kit. I tell them to wait until their girls are a few years old and their ear lobes are a nice size and it’s an easy target to hit. If it’s a birthday present, it means something to them. We have people who pierce their little girl’s ears at 2 weeks of age.
If you’ve had your infant’s ears pierced, be careful to keep the earrings in a sterile environment. During the first few weeks, twist the earrings once or twice a day and keep them clean with alcohol and antibiotic ointment. If their ear lobe becomes infected, you are forced to take the earring out and treat it topically with a local antibiotic or oral antibiotic and hope it quiets down fast enough to be able to get the earring back in before the hole closes. Otherwise, you have to wait a while and possibly re-pierce it. The most common danger is a bacterial infection. The main problem associated with piercing Baby’s ears is the risk of staph or strep infections. The second risk is poor cosmetic result. Some people are prone to scar formation called keloids. If a family member has this problem, it’s probably best not to pierce them.
Cleaning and Caring for Pierced Ears
If you decide to have your baby’s ears pierced, choose someone who is reputable and specializes in infant ear piercing. Follow the after care directions for cleaning and caring for your baby’s earrings and pierced ears. If you are worried about a possible infection, seek medical advice. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics as needed. The following 10 tips may prevent a visit to your physician or hospital: 1. Keep your baby’s ears clean for the first six weeks to reduce the risk of infection. 2. Apply ear care antiseptic or a solution approved by your doctor for cleansing the ears. 3. Your baby will need to wear her earrings continually for the first four to six months. 4. While alcohol is good for sanitizing earrings, it is not advisable to use on your baby’s delicate skin. 5. Always wash your hands with soap and water before touching your baby’s ears to keep bacteria away from her skin. 6. Keep your baby’s pierced area free of chemicals such as hair spray and perfume. 7. After giving your baby a bath, rinse her pierced ear area with clear water to remove any soap or shampoo residue. 8. After having her ears pierced, make sure to change your baby’s crib sheets often. 9. Use a gauze pad or cotton swab to clean around her earrings. And use a new swab for each ear. 10. Rotate her earrings once or twice while applying a doctor-approved solution for each cleaning.
Ear Piercing in our Clinic
Ear piercing is a medical procedure, so there is every reason to make sure that it is done properly. Medical Ear Piercing has made ear piercing safer. We even have laser ear piercing procedure if needed. Truly hygienic!
This encapsulated cassette contains one ear piercing stud and one butterfly for one ear piercing (not two as with many other systems). The customer can be certain that this sterile disposable cassette is used solely on him/her and no-one else. Maximum protection for the customer!
We have trained nurses to take care of the child in her lap. Stapler gun deliver the studs after cleaning and marking the ear lobe. It is painless. Takes a fraction of a second. An antibiotic ointment-Neosporin is given to apply before and after bath. The stud can be removed after 2-3 weeks and proper gold ring or stud can be put.
Nose piercing using Laser
Nose piercing is done usually by needle or staple gun under sterile conditions. Rarely if asked for laser piercing, it can be done, but more expensive. For those who like wear diamond studs, they don’t worry about the cost. Using laser, there is hardly any pain and chance of any infection is not there.
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