Can I change my earrings 2 weeks after piercing?
The recommended time period that you should wait before changing your earrings is 6 weeks. This is the amount of time that it will take for the piercing to heal completely. For some people this healing period may be shorter or longer. A nickel allergy can also cause the healing time to be extended.
Getting your ears pierced can be a fun and exciting endeavor. Piercings are popular and easy to obtain. However, the Mayo Clinic recommends doing some research before the event as piercings can carry complications. It is important to research where you get your ears pierced as well as how to care for your new piercing to help speed up the healing process.
One question almost everyone asks when getting their ears pierced is how long they have to wait before wearing dangling earrings. After the initial piercing earrings are put in, your earlobes need time to heal before you can switch to the earrings of your choice. When it is time to don those danglers, remember that these types of earrings should not be worn for long periods due to the risk of stretching or tearing the piercings.
You or your parent can ask the people at the piercing shop how they make sure the equipment they use — and the earrings — stay sterile, which means germ free. Another way to find out how they do things is to watch another customer get his or her ears pierced. Without these precautions, you run the risk of getting infected ears.
Since some people are allergic to nickel, the EU nickel directive regulates how much nickel may be released onto the skin per week. For earrings, these are a maximum of 0.2 micrograms per square centimeter per week (i.e. 0.2 millionth of a gram). All Studex studs and earrings fall well below this allowable value and are thus nickel-safe and allergy free. In fact, all Studex studs and hoops are hypoallergenic, nickel-safe, lead-, cadmium- and cobalt-free.
Ear piercing is a procedure done mainly for cosmetic reasons. There are no health reasons to get your ears pierced and most people get their ears pierced due to personal or cultural preferences.
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Getting your ears pierced is something that most people decide to do at one point or another. From little kids to full grown adults, the idea of being able to wear ear jewelry that complements your own unique style is enticing to many people. However, ear piercing care should never be overlooked.
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