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A 21-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for my lip piercing to heal? its sore and swollen, when will the soreness go awayy? its been a week

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lip piercing: If the pierce site is still sore & swollen (worse than before?) it may be infected, see your doc for evaluation & treatment.
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Could be infection: The mouth and lip heal quickly due their generous blood supplies. A common complication of piercing is infection so you may have to get seen to check on this possibilty, hope you are better soon!

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