How to Care for Pierced Eyebrow
Among facial piercing, an eyebrow piercing is generally the most common. Caring for an eyebrow piercing can be a time consuming process, though it is necessary to be sure that the piercing will heal itself correctly. Here are a few important things you should know about the eyebrow piercing healing process.
Caring for an Eyebrow Piercing
There is a very high risk of infection if the eyebrow piercing tools used are not properly sterilized. If at the piercing site, bacteria is pushed into the puncture, the eyebrow piercing could become bruised, swollen, with pain and even possibly a fever. If the piercing does begin to have a reaction, it can be treated with hot compresses, and sea salt soaks on top of the regular cleaning that is usually recommended by the person who did your piercing.
The person who performed your piercing should recommend that you clean the piercing twice a day with anti-bacterial soap. Rubbing alcohol, Neosporin and hydrogen peroxide should be avoided on your piercing. These products are so strong that they kill healthy cells that are important for healing your piercing. If you use either of these products on your puncture wound daily, they can cause you to develop an infection.
You may be recommended to rotate the jewelry piece after you have cleaned the piercing, but it is important to otherwise avoid touching it until it heals. You should especially avoid removing it. Constantly touching and removing your piercing allows bacteria to leak out, forming a crusty substance as it dries on your ring. This substance will then be pushed back into the pierced area, causing you pain and possibly an infection.
Without proper care, your piercing may become infected. For the best advice, you should consult with the person who pierced your eyebrow. They will most likely be able to answer any questions you may have.