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What can be taken to reduce swelling after tongue piercing

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Consider cool : liquids.Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it di... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Swelling: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding ; bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Fleming
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Probably from trauma: If it is not red and painful with exudate, it is probably swollen from traumatizing it. It should no longer be swollen at three months. Try not to ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Of course: The tongue piercing typically takes between 6 -8 weeks to heal and your pain should decrease over that time period. A cautionary note -- please be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A lot: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Shapiro
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tongue piercing : I would be surprised if you didn't have pain. If you have excessive pain or swelling consult a medical professional. I'm not a fan of tongue piercings... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Anti-inflammatory : Ibiprophen meds are fairly efficient in controlling pain and most importantly inflammation which is the bigger risk of tongue piercing. Be sure to fol... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tongue piercings: Tongue piercings are not a good idea in general. Could be cheap metal that reacts with the acid in your mouth. Rethink this anyway. Tongue piercings c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Tongue piercing: The area is probably infected. See an oral surgeon. Remove the jewelry and leave it out.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Eventually: As with any trauma, it is best to wait for some healing before you splash some alcohol or acid on a wound. Sugars in alcoholic and soda beverages pro... Read More

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