Pediatric Ear Piercing in Jacksonville Fla for Babies & Kids
Wondering where to get my baby’s ears pierced in Jacksonville Florida? Carither Pediatric Group’s nurse practitioners offer infants and children ear piercing (ages: 4 months & older). Pediatric ear piercing at Carithers is only available to our patients and after the child’s second set of vaccines. Our medical professional administered ear piercings service is a separate visit from their check- up and can include a 30 minute pre-visit application of numbing cream. Ear piercing is not billed to your insurance and the fee is due at the time of appointment. The flat fee of $60 covers the titanium gemstone earrings and the piercing itself.
What Can Make Ear Piercing Less Painful for My Child?
Most parents bringing their children to get their ears pierced are worried about the pain their child can experience. The numbing cream that is applied before the visit can help reduce some of the pain for your child. This cream is a topical anesthetic that is applied to the earlobes and helps numb the earlobes to diminish pain. Applying ice on the earlobes within 30 minutes of your visit can also help dull some of the pain.
Anytime you are piercing the skin on a younger child, there is always risk of infection or reaction. At Carithers, we use medical grade titanium studs for your child. These earrings are the best choice due to the non-allergenic properties. Many earrings contain nickel which can cause allergic reaction. Medical grade titanium is 99 % nickel free. Our titanium studs have also been sterilized to help prevent bacterial infections.
Caring for Ears after the Piercing
Care after your child has had their ears pierced is very important in warding off infection. As young children are growing, their immune system is still developing and any open cut can present vulnerability to a child’s immune system. At your visit we will go over any post-piercing care that will help prevent infection and promote healing. Swelling, drainage, redness, pain, itching and tenderness can be symptoms of infection or allergic reaction in your child’s ears. Contact us if these symptoms are noticed so the we can determine the cause of the condition and how to address it.
Carithers Cares for your Child
We realize that your child’s health is your first priority. At Carithers we make that our priority as well. We are dedicated to providing quality medical piercing services for your child. For more information, contact us at our two Jacksonville, FL office locations.