It takes just a few minutes a day to keep newly pierced ears healthy. This month’s video shows you exactly what you need to know. You’ll learn how to avoid an infection and prevent the piercings from closing.

If you know anyone with newly pierced ears, be sure to share these dermatologists’ tips.

Caring for pierced ears (1:30)

Ear piercing is now offered at the DSC office. Call for details.

What Dermatologists Tell their Patients

If you plan to get your ears pierced, ask the person piercing your ears to use earrings made of surgical steel, titanium, 14- or 18-karat gold, or niobium. Earrings are more likely to cause itchy, red skin when made of nickel, cobalt, or white gold.

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