In addition to using the right products to clean your piercing, there are things you should also avoid. Your body is already trying to heal around a foreign object, it’s important that you take necessary precautions to make that easier.
It’s absolutely vital that you do not pick at or play with your piercing while it is healing. You should only touch your piercing when you are cleaning it and you should have clean hands washed with an anti-bacterial soap before you clean your piercing.
Swimming pools, lakes and hot tubs.
Avoid swimming while your piecing is healing. Chlorine pools, chlorine hot tubs, salt water pools, and salt water hot tubs will dry out your piercing and prolong healing and lakes and oceans contain bacteria that can cause infection.
Try and keep your new piercing safe from getting hit, bumped, smacked or squished. Even the smallest trauma can prolong healing or cause it to reject. Sports, working out, heavy kissing, aggressive sex, sleeping on your piercing, are all things that can prolong healing or cause your new piercing to reject and should be avoided while your piercing is healing.
While your oral piercing is healing it is important that you avoid fresh baked bread, red wine and beer all contain yeast that can cause thrush, a type of yeast infection. It is also important that you avoid hard kissing and oral sex. This can cause trauma to your piercing that will prolong healing.