\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer around. This article has been viewed 637,606 times. A piercing is essentially an open wound.An earlobe piercing usually takes six to eight weeks to heal. Clean your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap. You can also use saline solution or the antibacterial solution recommended by your piercing studio when your ears were pierced. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.