If your child wants earrings, help him or her avoid infection and an allergic reaction.
Do it at the doc’s.
If possible, get the piercing done at your pediatrician’s office. It will be more sterile than at the mall.
Pick hypoallergenic studs.
Some kids develop an allergic reaction to metals that are used to pierce the skin. Consider choosing plastic piercing studs, which won’t cause a reaction.
Clean the piercing daily.
Wipe the area with rubbing alcohol twice a day during the first two weeks and once a day for the following six weeks, says Tanya Altmann, M.D., author of “Mommy Calls.”
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