A 38-year-old member asked:
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can taking a tylenol 3 (acetaminophen and codeine) before getting a piercing help with the pain?

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Dr. Clifford Marks
34 years experience Dentistry
Yes: As a dentist, i can't prescribe for non-dental reasons. Probably neither can an md. Geez, what kind of piercing causes that much pain? Consider a shot of whiskey instead!
Answered on Jul 25, 2017
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Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
Very little. : Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 may slightly dull the pain, but it will not block the pain of the piercing.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Piercing Pain.: Where on your body is the piercing? If it's your ear lobes- why bother. The pain isn't bad & is quite brief. However, be prepared for more pain if it is your tongue, nipples or genitals. Those can be source of pain that keep on giving. A tylenol (acetaminophen) iii isn't effective for that long. The one option that may help is auricular acupuncture with asp needles before hand. Are you sure you want to do this?
Answered on Apr 29, 2017
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