As I mentioned in my post on soap, The Dope on Soap, two antimicrobial soaps made specifically for wound care, Provon and Satin, are often recommended for fresh piercings. However, Care Tech, the maker of Satin, was ordered to suspend shipping by the FDA while they investigate unauthorized claims.
“The FDA is concerned about Care-Tech’s products because they lack FDA approval, do not conform to any applicable over-the-counter drug monograph, and are not appropriately manufactured.”
Here’s the link to the FDA press release.
In addition, I’ve heard from more than one source that Provon’s manufacturers may be behind in their supply and distribution, so while these situations are no doubt temporary, if you can get your hands on Provon or Satin at your piercing studio or elsewhere, grab ’em!
Meta, Pics & Flicks
Flickr: I’m slowly uploading all my piercing pics to my Flickr Photostream. I don’t want to upload all of them at once, because the Flickr strip on the blog changes as I upload, and I want a variety for you.
Delicious: Also, I’m working on moving my bodymod links to my Cloudlb delicious bookmarks account to post all of the links there. In a similar vein as the Flickr pics, they show up on the sidebar as I post them, and there are a lot of them, so keep an eye out for new ones as time goes on. If you have a delicious account, you can add me to your network to get them that way, too.
7000 Years of Jewelry
I’m so excited! I got this wonderful book — and got a really great bargain on ebay — about the history of jewelry. It looks to have some great information on body jewelry in history which I hope to share with you once I digest it. Here’s the link to the Amazon page of the book.
And finally, Welcome to GrandBabyCloud No. 8! BD#2 in Portland had a little girl this morning at midnight. At home, with a midwife, and in the birthing tub. Oy. No name yet, no pics or anything so far, but we are so happy!