The PROTAT Piercing Aftercare Batch That's Causing Infections
Customers Being Advised To Bin Product
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New South Wales Health have reported that ear and body piercing-related infections were being caused by PROTAT Sea Salt and Tea Tree Spray.
The spray, contaminated by a bacterium known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, could cause piercings to become seriously infected, to the extent of potentially requiring admission to hospital for intravenous antibiotics or surgical management.
Customers who had bought the PROTAT Sea Salt and Tea Tree Spray, labelled with batch number BF996 and an expiry date of October 2023, have been advised to discard of the product immediately.
Anyone who had used the product and developed pain, swelling, inflammation or discharge should seek medical attention. Clinicians are also being advised to consider Pseudomonas in any patient who presents with infection at a piercing site, following procedures in the last month.
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