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EAR PIERCING

Ear Piercing Specialist

Dr. Shefali Chheda is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in all aspects of children's medicine. Dr. Chheda also performs ear piercings. She serves the greater Alpharetta, Georgia, area and the residents of many of the surrounding communities.

EAR PIERCING Q & A

What is the Minimum Age for a Child to get Their Ears Pierced?

The minimum age for ear piercing at Harmony Pediatrics is 2 months and the child should have had their first DtaP (tetanus) vaccine. The primary concern parents can have is the potential choking hazard which could come into play. This can be avoided when parents keep a watchful eye.

Is Piercing a Child's Ears Safe?

Ear piercing is safe for most children. The earrings used at Harmony Pediatrics are made of medical grade plastic. They are meant to be introduced into the body without any allergic reactions. Each ear is pierced separately to ensure the best alignment. 

How Do You Care for a Child's Newly Pierced Ears?

Caring for a child's earrings is quite easy if they are pierced properly. To avoid any issues, parents should remember a few simple care habits. The first item to remember is to leave the piercing in for at least six weeks. After six weeks, the earlobes should be healed and parents can change out the earrings. Parents should also make sure to clean the area around the piercing with a mild soap and water twice a day, making sure to be gentle.

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