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Piercing Aftercare Instructions

Precaution: Home made sea salt solution or using store bought saline solutions ARE NOT recommended. These give a false hope of preventing infection. These solutions DO NOT prevent infection such as Staph and MRSA.
  • Why?
    • Sea salt solutions only rinse and help keep piercing dry.
    • Myth: Sea Salt solution will dry out these harmful bacteria causing it to die. FALSE
    • Fact: Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are notoriously resistant to high-salt concentrations. A signalling molecule called cyclic di-AMP, detects when the bacterium is in a high-salt environment, the molecule latches onto several ‘transporter’ proteins to protect itself. These transporter proteins pull into the cell a type of a molecule that acts like a miniature sponge. It soaks up the water, locking it in the cell and preventing it from escaping. By stopping water loss, the harmful bacterium survives.
    • Average pH of the skin is 5.5. Some solutions on the market have so much sea salt ( pH = 10+), they will dry out the skin causing redness, flaking, irritation, itchiness, swelling and do nothing to prevent infection.

Tongue/Oral Piercing
  • Use Mudscupper's Natural Oral Spray after meals and snacks and before bedtime.
    • After meals and snacks, brush teeth, rinse mouth with water and use oral spray.
    • Always shake bottle several times before use.
    • Spray 2 - 3 times above tongue and 2 - 3 times under the tongue.
    • Swish solution around for 30 - 60 seconds.
    • Spit out.
  • Oral spray neutralizes pH in mouth to prevent bacteria and help maintain fresh breath.
External Body Piercings
Showers
  • We do not recommend using regular soap, antibacterial soap or body wash to clean piercing. Remember, the piercing spray is a antibacterial cleanser.
    • Soaps leave a film piercing spray can not penetrate.
    • Soap films may act like an ointment and may prolong healing.
  • Showers.
    • Before exiting shower, thoroughly move jewelry back and fourth to rinse piercing under running water to remove soap and shampoo residue.
    • Dry piercing with sterile paper towels or Q-Tips.
    • Allow piercing to dry 10 - 15 minutes.
    • Shake bottle several times before each use.
    • Spray Mudscupper's Natural Piercing Spray directly onto piercing (one spray).
    • Move jewelry back and forth several times to work solution into piercing.
    • You may wipe off excess solution around piercing with sterile wipes or paper towel (Do not wipe solution off of piercing.).
Daily Cleaning

  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after touching your piercing.
    • Apply 1 spray directly onto piercing.
    • Move jewelry back and forth several times to work solution into piercing.
    • Repeat 3 - 5 times per day.
Sports - Activities
  • Cover your piercing during physical activities where physical contact might cause injury and/or contamination to piercing.
Precautions
  • Do not allow others to touch your piercing.
  • Do not go into unsafe bodies of water such as lakes and rivers.
  • Swimming pools and Spas: Not recommended until piercing is completely healed.
  • Do not use regular iodized table salt, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or soaps for cleaning.
  • Sexual Activities: Always cover piercing to avoid physical contact with others. Take extreme precaution to make sure body fluids do not contaminate piercing.
Piercing Bumps - (Keloids, Follicular Cysts and Hypertrophic Scarring, etc.)
  • Getting a small bump next to your piercing is fairly common (Do not blame your Piercer).
  • The Manuka Oil in our piercing spray is very effective in preventing piercing bumps from appearing.
  • If a piercing bump should appear, try the following:
    • Increase the number of times you use the piercing spray throughout the day.
    • Start spraying an additional 2 - 3 times per day, wait 3 -4 days to see if there is a noticeable difference.
    • If there is no difference, you may increase the number of times of usage.
    • Continue until bump has healed.
  • If piercing bump does not disappear or shrink, use Mudscupper's BUMP FREE in addition daily cleaning.
    • Once in the morning and once at night, apply very small amount of BUMP FREE directly onto bump.
    • Allow oil to soak into the skin.
    • May take several days to help remove and shrink piercing bump.
    • In more severe cases, whereas the bump does not appear to be healing, consult your piercer.
  • BUMP FREE is currently the strongest product on the market for removing piercing bumps.
Scarification, Branding, Implants and Suspensions
  • Mudscupper's Natural Piercing Spray is safe and effective for all body modifications.
  • Due to the variety of techniques used to perform these type of body modifications, we recommend adhering to instructions outlined by the person performing these procedures.
These are time tested general guidelines based on the most successful methods using our products by professional piercers.

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