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Health Tip: Care for Pierced Ears

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(HealthDay News) -- Pierced ears may be all the rage, but they can lead to infection if not properly cared for.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests how to reduce your risk:

  • Always wash your hands after touching your ears.
  • After you pierce your ears, leave the earrings in for at least six weeks to prevent the holes from closing.
  • Wash your ears with soap and water at least once daily.
  • Twist your earrings a few times each day.
  • Apply rubbing alcohol on your ears at least twice a day,
  • If your piercings ooze liquid, see a doctor.
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