Pleasanton Office

(925) 460-8444

San Ramon Office

(925) 380-6230

5565 W Las Positas Blvd, Suite 240, Pleasanton, CA 94588

100 Park Place, Suite 260 San Ramon, CA 94583

Pleasanton Office

(925) 460-8444

San Ramon Office

(925) 380-6230

FAQs About Pediatrician Ear Piercings

If you are thinking about having your child’s ears pierced, there are a lot of options, but how can you be sure they are safe for your child? Ear piercing from your pediatrician is a safe option for you to consider. The pediatricians at Tri-Valley Pediatrics provide comprehensive medical services for children, including ear piercing. They have two convenient office locations in Pleasanton, and San Ramon, CA.

What You Need to Know about Pediatrician Ear Piercing

These are some frequently asked questions about ear piercing from your pediatrician:

When can my child have an ear piercing? 

Your child should be at least 4 months old before having an ear piercing. It’s also important for your child to have received both tetanus vaccinations before the procedure.

Should I wait to have my child’s ears pierced? 

You may want to wait until your child expresses a desire for ear piercing. This means that your child is more likely to be able to care for pierced ears without your help.

Why should I have my child’s ears pierced in the pediatrician’s office? 

There are many advantages to having your child’s ears pierced in a pediatric office instead of in a crowded, noisy mall. Consider that ear piercing in the pediatrician’s office means:

  • Sterile equipment will be used, to minimize the risk of infection and complications
  • Your child will feel safe in the hands of an experienced healthcare provider
  • Your child will feel more relaxed being in familiar surroundings

What care is involved after an ear piercing? 

After your child has an ear piercing, you or your child need to:

  • Have clean hands when handling the ears or earrings
  • Use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to clean the front and back of the earlobe twice daily for the first month
  • After the first month, the ears should be cleaned at night

What are the complications of an ear piercing? 

Your child should visit the pediatrician if you notice these signs or symptoms at the ear piercing site:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Increasing pain
  • Increasing bleeding or pus

Want to Know More?

To learn more about the benefits of having your child’s ears pierced by the pediatrician, call the pediatricians at Tri-Valley Pediatrics. You can reach them in Pleasanton, CA, by calling (925) 460-8444, or in San Ramon, CA, by calling (925) 380-6230, so call today.

Office Hours - Pleasanton

Monday  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday  

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday  

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Office Hours - San Ramon

Monday  

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday  

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday  

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday  

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday  

9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed

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