Health Tip: Care for Pierced Ears

(HealthDay News) -- Pierced ears may be all the rage, but they can lead to infection if not properly cared for.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association suggests how to reduce your risk:

  • Always wash your hands after touching your ears.

  • After you pierce your ears, leave the earrings in for at least six weeks to prevent the holes from closing.

  • Wash your ears with soap and water at least once daily.

  • Twist your earrings a few times each day.

  • Apply rubbing alcohol on your ears at least twice a day,

  • If your piercings ooze liquid, see a doctor.