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Entries in ear piercing (2)

Saturday
May022015

Introducing Ear Piercing at our TCP Clemmons Office! 

We are excited to announce that we will begin offering ear piercing services this summer at TCP. 

We have researched the best available medical ear piercing product and our clinic has decided to use Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing (which is only available only in a physician's office). 

The Blomdahl Medical Ear Piercing system is a sterile, single cartridge piercing system

that uses medical grade plastic or titanium earrings for piercings. This system reduces

the risk for skin infections and allergies. Also, patients have access to a doctor, who is

trained in wound care management and sterile technique. We can answer any health

questions and concerns prior the ear piercing.

We strive for each child to have a positive experience with piercing by offering topical

numbing cream to reduce pain and aftercare solution and instructions to reduce the risk

for infection.

Please call our office with any questions about ear piercing or to schedule your child’s

piercing appointment!

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Practical Parenting: Ear Piercing Dilemmas

If you have a preteen daughter in the house, she’s probably begging you to get her ears pierced. It’s a very normal battle between parents and daughters, and you’re probably wondering, “when IS the right time?” Although girls can get their ears pierced for cosmetic reasons at any age, the best age is probably when they can be responsible for taking care of their newly pierced ears by themselves. This includes cleaning them twice daily and monitoring for signs or symptoms of infection. Also keep in mind that for newly pierced ears, studs must stay in place for 6 weeks – if this overlaps with a sports season that wouldn’t allow jewelry, it might be worth postponing.

Once you make the decision together that it is the right time, choose a clean, reputable place with well-trained technicians for ear piercing. Additionally, choose studs that have 24K gold or stainless steel posts (nickel studs are more likely to cause allergic reaction). Once in, these studs will stay in place for 6 weeks. Twice daily, it’s important that your daughter clean around the studs with alcohol or special cleaning agent and turn the earrings. With any signs of swelling, redness, drainage, or other irritation, always let your doctor know, as newly pierced ears are prone to infection and allergic reaction. 

In some cultures, parents wish to pierce their infant’s ears and often wonder what age is appropriate. As mentioned, it’s preferable to wait until she’s older; however, if you choose to pierce them early, at an absolute minimum, it should be at least several weeks after her 2 month immunizations (when she’ll receive her first tetanus shot). The primary risk with piercing ears this early is both infection as well as the concern that she’ll pull out the earrings and choke on them.

The day a girl gets her ears pierced is often memorable and exciting – hope this helps to decide when that day shall come!