A 46-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

can you drink after tongue piercing?

2 doctor answers
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 promote bacterial growth which can facilitate an infection. It is best to just stick to plain old water for a few weeks and keep the area nice and clean before resuming your normal habits.
Answered on Nov 5, 2016
2
2 thanks
Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It depends.: While i don't endorse tongue piercing in general, the tongue needs to heal in the initial days after piercing. You should stick to water or other non-irritating, sugar loaded beverages.
Answered on Jan 30, 2018
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Sure, but only if...: So long as you had no complications during the healing period. And, your tongue is not swollen and back to normal in size and feeling. If in doub ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: No but it might sting a bit until fully healed if you try to drink wine or acid or salty foods with a freshly pierced tongue.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Hold off a few days: I would hold off a few days just to be sure there are no complications with the piercing. Sometimes they can become infected and may start to swell an ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: If you get drunk and the piercing isn't secure you could swollow it.The good news is the alcohol can act as an astringent and kill bacteria associated ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month