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Antibacterial Soap

Discussion in 'General Body Piercing' started by dnd4evr, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. dnd4evr

    dnd4evr Super Moderator Staff Member

    The issue of soap in aftercare has come up several times. PP has recommended staying away from all soaps. Knowing what's in them is difficult and the additives can be an issue during healing. If the soap gets pushed down into the piercing it will be more difficult to rinse out and dried soap on top of raw flesh just doesn't seem like a good idea.

    Some piercers recommend it along with the APP (Association of Professional Piercers). The APP says to use a mild scent free soap, but for some reason many people come here saying they are using an antibacterial soap. This is not better and may actually cause problems (read the what to avoid section in the above link).

    Now the FDA is removing 19 antibacterial additives to consumer soaps. Below are 2 links explaining the action and why. If you have a fresh piercing, do not use antibacterial soap

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/09/03/fda-is-cleaning-up-antibacterial-soap/#6c335fb353dc
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2016/08/29/do_antibacterial_soaps_do_more_harm_than_good.html
     
  2. msolis1

    msolis1 Administrator Staff Member

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