My favorite product for healing my piercings is called H2Ocean. When I got my tragus done, I went to a piercing shop (Haven, in North Hampton, MA, if you cared) who promoted H2Ocean as their cleanser of choice. I went with my roommate getting who was getting their second nostril piercing and the piercer seemed super enthusiastic about it, so we split the cost and gave it a shot.
What it is is purified salt water, and it is in a sterile spray can. You can put it on anything, including tissues and cotton balls, but also chamomile tea bags for compresses. For soaking my new piercings I add a squirt of H2Ocean to the warm water, so it's like a salt water bath. I used it for my tragus, which is still going strong and mostly (if not totally) healed.
When I got my nipples pierced, I went to a different shop (Lucky's in North Hampton) who offered me a little baggie of salt which I was supposed to add to warm water and soak my piercings in, but besides looking like a little baggy of cocaine sitting on my dresser, it really didn't feel sterile and, though I used it for a while, I much preferred H2Ocean. So I bought my roommate and I a second can, and they agreed with me that they really likes using it.
Can I think of a con to it? Well, the bottle is kind of small for $10, but I only really noticed because I was sharing it with another person, you really don't need much of the stuff to clean each time. If you were just keeping the bottle to yourself I'm sure it would last the full duration of your healing process, if not longer.
So, that's it! My favorite product for my piercings. Next week stay tuned for my wishlist of piercings.
What was your most recent piercing? What products did you use to heal it?