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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a keloid on my tongue. its pierced.ive had the piercing for over a year but im just now getting one. the problem is im allergic to tea tree oil?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Pierced tongue: Consider letting your tongue heal naturally by taking the piercing out. This will be healthier for your tongue and your teeth.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Oil's not the prob: The problem is the physical damage the piercing is doing to your tongue (scar tissue) and to your teeth (micro-fractures). Tea tree oil will not "fix" this. You would be doing yourself a great favor if you allowed natural healing by removing the fixture. If your tongue does not heal, please see a specialist Oral Surgeon.
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Last updated Jul 8, 2019
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