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H2ocean helpful or hindrance?
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April 4, 2012
9:38 pm
jimmyenglish
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In another post I saw many concerns about the use of h2ocean. Some claimed it to be a rip off. As a piercer I do advocate it's use, but also advocate more strongly a regular saline soak. The only reason I do recommend h2 ocean is the confidence factor. It's for facilitating a saline soak on the run provided its used correctly. And let's facet isn't heave of mcdonalds, and t.v. Dinners our society strives on convience. It should in my opinion be used as an accompany to regular saline soaks, ,not a replacementent. Another benefit is that for the uneducated client it's easy to tote something that can benefit them when it comes with a brand name. And last yes I'll be honest I got bills to pay, a life to live, and in a commission based business, if I can get a few extra bucks by selling a product that can be beneficial and not harmful to my client I'll take it.

I am corious to hear what others think about this however. Please tell me your experiences, and or preferences to premise sterile saline solutions and brand names.

Jimmy "English" Lesniewski
April 5, 2012
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Jamesryan
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I rarely use H2Ocean, but I do keep it handy for the points you've mentioned Jimmy. I'll probably be offering it for sale in my shop and will include my own written instructions for saline soaks with every purchase (aside from those handed to the client after a piercing procedure is done on the individual). I keep it handy for, as you mentioned, convenience. It's not always applicable to sit aside 30 minutes to prep, soak, and clean – especially for my multiple oral/lip piercings which I am currently stretching.

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April 5, 2012
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i personally haven't used it but that's only cause saline soaks are way cheaper i do like the idea of having a convenient way to clean my piercings on the go though

April 8, 2012
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I've not used it myself, but don't think it'll cause serious harm. I don't like all the unnecessary and untested additives in it, especially when there's an natural alternative at least as good, possibly better.

I get the convenience, but you can buy ready mixed 0.9% saline from just about any pharmacy much, much cheaper. 

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April 8, 2012
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I haven't used it mainly because I haven't really seen the need to.  Saline solutions are easy to make myself and even easier to buy premade from any pharmacy.  Beyond that, my body heals fairly well on its own so I prefer to simply live a healthy lifestyle and allow my body to do its thing on its own.  It really doesn't need much outside help from me, aside from some nice soaks when needed.

April 9, 2012
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I'v used it before when I had my septum pierced and once before when my nipples got done. It didn't seem to 'cause problems. But it honestly doesn't seem to do a whole lot of Real work by itself. But as with vampyremage, I heal pretty good. So I stopped the use of it and I havn't seen a single difference in any piercing since then.

April 10, 2012
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when ignacious came over for the first time it was something he had on him and my piercings were all struggles still even after having them for years, he told me to see if it helped me, and it actually helped quite a bit. not so well with my ears, but my snake bites.

April 23, 2012
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I personally recommend Wound Wash for my clients. It comes in spray form and you can find it at any walgreens or cvs. It's .9% sodium chloride so you won't have to worry about hypertonic and hypotonic reactions because it's the same ratio you have in your own body. I find that Wound Wash with a fragrance free soap like Dove or Aveeno work really well with the skin as far as being gentle and cutting down the irritation by at least 40%

April 23, 2012
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I've never found H2Ocean to be all that effective, honestly.

I use the old standby of a Sea Salt and Warm Water bath for all of my piercings…

It takes longer, but it works far better, in my personal opinion. 

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April 25, 2012
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Michael Minter
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The product's features speak for itself:

 

H2Ocean's ingredients are natural to the human body.
The active ingredient Lysozyme* kills over 650 typese of bacteria, diseases, viruses and fungi.
The sea salt contains over 60 essential trace elements and minerals used for healthy cell regeneration and life.
H2Ocean increases circulation to the body piercing and accelerates the healing process.
* Lysozyme exits in our bodily fluids to protect us from airborne bacteria.

Michael Minter
April 26, 2012
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jimmyenglish
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I still recomend it only as a convience product. traditional Warm saline compresess or soaks are far more beneficial in my opinoin. plus i also remind my clients that they shouldn't leave it on all day, it should be rinsed after about 5-10 minutes. lets face it if we leave all the salt to crust it we continue to pull out that moisture that moisture and dry our skin. but if your on the go i would much rather my client use H2Ocean then to touch it with dirty crusty bacterial ridden hands.

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April 26, 2012
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jimmyenglish said
 i would much rather my client use H2Ocean then to touch it with dirty crusty bacterial ridden hands.

i wouldnt touch a fresh piercing with dirty crusty hands weather or not im on the go but i totally understand what your trying to say i have people come into my store all the time asking me questions about there fresh piercings and theyll sit there playing with it and i always scream at em to stop touching it and the reason its probaly infected is cause you keep playing with it 

April 27, 2012
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For Oral Piercings I use diluted Mouth Wash and Sea Salt Bathes as to not hurt the piercings or dry them out.

When they've been healing for about 2 weeks, I switch over to just Sea Salt Bathes and only rinsing with Mouth Wash once a day.

It's worked well for me so far.

And for everything else, I use Sea Salt Bathes.

They have worked the best for me.

As I said, they're more time consuming, but they are much better for you. :3

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April 30, 2012
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unholyresonance try using biotene mouthwash it doesnt contain alcohol and is realy good for piercings you wont have to dilute it as well they make toothpaste thats realy good 

May 7, 2012
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strommer said
unholyresonance try using biotene mouthwash it doesnt contain alcohol and is realy good for piercings you wont have to dilute it as well they make toothpaste thats realy good 

I just saw this now, but I definitely will pick some up when I get a chance.

Thanks! :)

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November 12, 2013
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Ive used H2Ocean when I've not got the time for better cleaning. I enjoy the convenience factor but I must be honest, thats all Ive gotten out of it. A good honest soak is far better for my piercings Ive found. I tend to wash mine carefully with soap and hot water, followed by a saline soak, after which I may use a little Bactine on a qtip if its necessary.

November 14, 2013
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KendrahLi
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I can't speak on the speed of healing with h2ocean as my healing issue was an ignorance of the metal used (surgical steel was always pushed as nickel free so I didn't question the studs I got. Of course I now know this to be a lie. Once I got titanium ones in I healed quick- severe nickel allergy). But as far as use, I liked how I could have it quick on hand when I was out of the home on a shoot. Had a small can packed with my makeup box with extra qtips. At home I used Real Salt washes. It does speed healing to a split lip and cold sores quickly enough though.

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