How to disinfect an earring

Millions of people use earrings, both the most classic in the ears and piercings in different areas of the body, and whatever yours is, it is undoubtedly very important to know how to disinfect it so that there is no risk of infection. If you want to know how to disinfect an earring correctly, keep reading and we will tell you the steps you must follow to do so.

Why disinfect an earring?

The skin is usually a natural barrier to the vast majority of bacteria it faces, but if the outer layer is broken, such as when piercing it with earrings, infection can easily occur. An infection in this area can be very unpleasant, annoying, painful and even dangerous, so it is essential that hygiene and cleanliness be maintained and that the earrings are always disinfected.

Steps to disinfect an earring that is on

In the event that the earring you want to disinfect is on and you cannot remove it , for example because it has just been worn and should not be removed for the first few weeks, you must follow these steps:

  1. First of all, wash your hands very well.
  2. Dip a ball or cotton swab in a stopper that is filled with rubbing alcohol or a specific solution for these piercings.
  3. Pass the cotton through the front and back of the earlobes, if the earring is there, or in the area where you have it.
  4. You must also pass the cotton through the earring itself .
  5. While disinfecting you should turn the earring so that the disinfection is carried out everywhere.
  6. Do this cleaning twice a day until the holes have healed.

Steps to disinfect an earring

In the case of earrings that are not on, these are the steps you must follow to disinfect them:

  1. First of all, wash your hands very well.
  2. Put the earrings in a small plastic or glass container and fill the container halfway with hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Leave the earrings to soak for 20 minutes, or if they are very dirty you can leave them overnight.
  4. After the soaking time, remove the earrings from the hydrogen peroxide and rub them with a small brush to remove any traces of dirt that they may have.
  5. Once you’ve removed all the dirt, rinse the earrings in warm water and place them on a clean cloth or rag to dry.

How to clean gemstone earrings

Earrings that have precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires and others, need special care so that they can be kept in the best conditions. Take note of these steps to know how to do it:

  1. Pour ¼ cup of ammonia and a cup of water into a container , stirring well until both ingredients are integrated.
  2. Dip the earrings in the solution you have prepared and let them rest for about 20 minutes .
  3. While the earrings are soaking, prepare another container with a cup of warm water and half a teaspoon of liquid detergent, you can wash the dishes.
  4. Once the resting time is over, remove the ammonia earrings and rub with a soft brush to remove any traces of dirt .
  5. Now put the earrings in the container with soap and water to remove the excess dirt and put them to dry on a clean and dry cloth.

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