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Can swimming in a chlorine pool affect a new cartilage piercing?

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2016-12-10 22:33:13
2016-12-10 22:33:13

Follow the directions from the professional who did the piercing. Like any procedure, it is likely to be preferable to avoid pools, lakes or other bodies of water until it has completely healed. Avoid wearing the jewelry into the pool after that. Find a good way to clean the area once you are finished and before you put the jewelry back in. You can used pre-packaged saline without additives or make your own: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz.) of warm distilled or bottled water.

Answer: It is not a good idea to go into any large body of water, no matter how clean with a piercing (or a tattoo, for that matter) because of how many people/germs go into the water. It just makes it easier for infection, which can cause rejection of the jewelry.

However, if you do go into the water make sure that you clean your piercing thoroughly. But, it's best to avoid it until you're all healed up!

Answer 2: YES! Negatively, so don't do it! That's a cesspool of bacteria that you're talking about, chlorine or no chlorine. And do you think the chlorine itself is good for your piercing? That's right, it's DEFINITELY NOT. Any good piercer tells you not to go swimming or even to take baths (unless you clean the tub REALLY well and then rinse it down REALLY well before filling it with your water to bathe in.

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