What To Expect During Pediatric Ear Piercings

Important Tips for Children’s Ear Piercings and What To Expect

Many parents want to have their child’s ears pierced – and there is nothing wrong with this. However, it is generally a safe process, but it’s important that you follow a few important steps. Additionally, knowing what to expect can go a long way in making the process smoother and less anxiety-inducing. Dr. John Vann, Dr. Tricia Schmit, and Nurse Practitioner Nicholle Bruhn at Omaha Childrens Clinic share tips and information to help make this happen.

Where You Do It Is Key

While it’s a simple process, piercing your child’s ears shouldn’t be taken lightly. Many places will do it, including kiosks in your local mall. However, this is not always a good choice, as the people who perform ear piercings in such places aren’t typically trained on blood-borne pathogens.

We offer ear piercings for a small fee that isn’t covered by insurance. 

Know What To Expect During the Procedure

The process of piercing takes only a short while. First, a mark is made on the skin to indicate where the piercing will be done. After cleaning the area, a piercing gun is used to make a hole, and the earrings are then inserted.

Proper Aftercare is Critical

You’ll receive specific aftercare instructions to follow that are critical to preventing infection and making the piercing successful. These will include leaving the earrings in for about two months, cleaning the piercing twice a day, and rotating the earring. You’ll also be told what type of symptoms to look out for, such as swelling and discharge.

Want to learn more about children’s ear piercings or schedule a piercing with Omaha Childrens Clinic? Please Call (402) 330-5690 today.

Important Tips for Children’s Ear Piercings and What To Expect

Many parents want to have their child’s ears pierced – and there is nothing wrong with this. However, it is generally a safe process, but it’s important that you follow a few important steps. Additionally, knowing what to expect can go a long way in making the process smoother and less anxiety-inducing. Dr. John Vann, Dr. Tricia Schmit, and Nurse Practitioner Nicholle Bruhn at Omaha Childrens Clinic share tips and information to help make this happen.

Where You Do It Is Key

While it’s a simple process, piercing your child’s ears shouldn’t be taken lightly. Many places will do it, including kiosks in your local mall. However, this is not always a good choice, as the people who perform ear piercings in such places aren’t typically trained on blood-borne pathogens.

We offer ear piercings for a small fee that isn’t covered by insurance. 

Know What To Expect During the Procedure

The process of piercing takes only a short while. First, a mark is made on the skin to indicate where the piercing will be done. After cleaning the area, a piercing gun is used to make a hole, and the earrings are then inserted.

Proper Aftercare is Critical

You’ll receive specific aftercare instructions to follow that are critical to preventing infection and making the piercing successful. These will include leaving the earrings in for about two months, cleaning the piercing twice a day, and rotating the earring. You’ll also be told what type of symptoms to look out for, such as swelling and discharge.

Want to learn more about children’s ear piercings or schedule a piercing with Omaha Childrens Clinic? Please Call (402) 330-5690 today.

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