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    Hi. What is prevailing attitude regarding sea salt soaks;how often etc. I've read some negative comments about anti-bacterial wash,and I am curious,as well,what your thoughts are. Thanks, pf811

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    Some people use them some don't I am one of the ones that do. You can just use saline to clean your piercing but I like to soak at least once a day.
    Got, Septum, Both lobes 14mm,PA, spider bites, nose
    Retired, left nip, eyebrow, tongue, scaffold both ears.
    Want, both nips, tongue, daith, conch, tragus, scaffold.

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    Soaks do nothing for me and I'm not keen on soaking anything tender in water with bits of
    lymph/blood/sebum/skin floating about in it. Rinse in the shower and emu oil to soften crusties for me. If irritated a hot compress can sometimes help. Most anti bacterial stuff is pretty harsh and not really needed.

    What works for one person may be awful for the next but soaks are fast going out of fashion within the industry currently.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
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    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
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    I don't do soaks, I also just rinse in the shower to soften the crust and gently wipe any extra off if I need to
    Left 8mm lobe,
    Right 10mm lobe,
    Right eyebrow, Septum, Smiley,
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    My piercer recently suggested to soak a piece of kitchen/paper roll in saline and place onto the piercing for about 5 minutes, then gently remove any crusts and dry with some paper roll. Seems to be working, as I had a bump on my conch and now it's gone. You can also use the shower head to remove the crusts, too.
    4 lobes in each ear
    1 right tragus
    1 right helix
    1 left nose
    1 right & 1 left nipples
    1 VCH
    1 right rook
    1 right inner conch
    1 floating navel
    1 left daith

    Retired: left tragus, 2 lobes in each ear, left nipple, 2x navel

    Want: 1 vertical tongue, 1 Madonna, HCH,

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    Mine is the same Jools although she recommends gauze as it doesn't shed fibres.
    Piercings: 6 lobes, 2 12mm stretched lobes, 4 helices, 3 tragus, daith, 2 nostril, 2.4mm VCH, 2.4mm daith
    Modifications: 5mm septum punch,
    coinslot ear cartilage removal
    Cosmetic Modifications: Scar removal x4, semi permanent eyebrows, semi permanent eyeliner, lip dermal filler
    Retired Piercings: 3 nipple, tongue, 4 philtrum, 4 eyebrow, 2 outer labia, VCH, 1 lobe, rook, nostril, 3 nape MDs, 2 wrist MDs, septum, 3 upper conch, conch, 5 helices
    Tattoos: 86 hours
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