Chlorhexidine and Miramistin should not be used to handle piercing in the mouth.
Many have now thought "what kind of bullshit?". I can’t blame people for such a reaction, because on the Internet, almost every “kakbe piercer” considers it his duty to tell that a freshly punctured tongue / tongue bridle / labret / and so on, should be treated with Miramistin / Chlorhexidine through mouth baths (more hardcore options with hydrogen peroxide and tincture of calendula we will discuss further). So why did I even decide to raise this issue?
I will make a digression. I believe that it’s not a secret for many (and if until now there was a secret, I’m very sorry for you) that the skin and mucous membranes of any person are inhabited by a large and very diverse microflora, which can be divided into resident microflora (permanent) and transient (random) . The constant microflora coexists with our body in a state of symbiosis (whoever hears this word for the first time, either has not reached the 10th grade of the school or has learned biology lessons), is of great benefit by not allowing any pathogenic byak (random microflora) to populate our body. At this point, please focus. We drove on.
So. Miramistin and Chlorhexidine (mainly, after all, Chlorhexidine) are really often and densely used in dentistry to treat gum diseases, as well as in surgical dentistry. But there is one such fatty “BUT”. Rinses with the above drugs are prescribed in a course of no more than 14 days, and the rinse frequency rarely exceeds 3-4 times a day.
In the presence of fresh punctures in the oral cavity, it is recommended to rinse your mouth after each meal, drinking any liquids (except water), after smoking, kissing, and so on. It turns out clearly more than 4 times a day. It is easy to imagine what a colossal volume of solution the holder of a fresh puncture will rinse.
And then we return to our bar ... microorganisms, about which I was so crucified above. Thus, they represent resident microflora. Do you think they will be furiously delighted with the prospect of being exposed to such a powerful antiseptic 20 times a day? Yes, and for more than one day? I guess guess not. If the resident microflora begins to die, then its place will be taken by pathogenic microorganisms and fungi. Most often, in this situation, you can get candidiasis of the oral cavity, in common people - thrush. Feelings are not pleasant, believe me. And the second not very pleasant moment - Chlorhexidine can lead to darkening of the teeth - for health is not a critical moment, but in terms of aesthetics - nasty.
Peroxide and tincture of calendula? Tips for their use are also often found on the Internet.
1) hydrogen peroxide. Upon contact with damaged mucous membranes or skin, active oxygen is released, which will nehil irritate the fresh puncture, which is why its use is undesirable.
2) Tincture of calendula - alcohol solution (70% ethanol). Even taking into account the use in diluted form, you will not get anywhere from the irritating effect of alcohol. So this is another unsuitable option for handling oral piercings.
So, boys and girls, do not spare money for normal mouthwashes without alcohol, essential oils, chlorhexidine, because the mean then treats oral dysbiosis
All beaver and good luck.