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What piercings are safe for a 13 year old?

What piercings are safe for a 13 year old?

Depends: Piercings are very popular as a form of self expression. If you choose to get one for your child make sure the person doing the procedure is using sterile technique. Also review your state laws to make sure you won't be in violation of child negligence laws by allowing this procedure on your child. Best just to stick to the ears at this age.

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Please explain if it is safe for a diabetic to get body piercings?

Please explain if it is safe for a diabetic to get body piercings?

Infection risk: Hi. Body piercing carries an infection risk, albeit generally low (assuming proper technique). If your diabetes is tightly controlled, your infection risk should be low. However, if your control is poor, 2 things: 1) infection risk is higher, and 2) risk of long term diabetic complications is higher. ...Read more

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Are tongue piercings safe?

Are tongue piercings safe?

Don't know: Its probably ok but that's a long time to wait
i would see my dentist and have an evaluation done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are nipple piercings safe?

Are nipple piercings safe?

Not always: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Are piercing safe to do it at home? Any tips?

Are piercing safe to do it at home? Any tips?

Do not recommend: Doing self-piercings or "bathroom surgeries". It can lead to infection. ...Read more

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My piercing hasn't healed in 3 months. Is it safer to just take it out? What can I do?

My piercing hasn't healed in 3 months. Is it safer to just take it out? What can I do?

Piercing where?: Average healing times by piercing locations. Facial – usually 6 to 12 weeks, ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks, oral or tongue – 3 to 6 weeks, nipple - 2 to 4 months, genital – up to 9 months and navel – up to 12 months. See: http://piercingu. Com/piercing-healing-time/ ...Read more

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Is sinus rinse safe for piercings?

Is sinus rinse safe for piercings?

Piercings: Hello. I am assuming you are speaking of nose piercings and sinus rinses. Sinus rinses clean the nasal pathways and that I turn will help keep the piercing safe from infection. Rinse away. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a piercing if you have mrsa?

Is it safe to get a piercing if you have mrsa?

Yes: As long as you're not piercing an active infection. Practice good hygiene before, during, and after the piercing is important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a piercing if you are taking immune suppressing medication?

Is it safe to get a piercing if you are taking immune suppressing medication?

Not a great idea: Piercings and tattoos are often not done in sterile environments. There have been reports of disease transmission, i.E hepatitis in such parlors. ...Read more

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I've had a forward helix piercing for about 2 months and its causing me a lot of bother. Is it safe to take it out and clean the piercing area?

Yes: Yes you should take out the piercing and have your ear checked if the area is causing problems. You should have already been cleaning the area. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a piercing before a tonsillectomy?

Is it safe to get a piercing before a tonsillectomy?

Uncertain: Although the risk would be low, it would be reasonable to hold off on a peircing till you have recovered from the tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith or Tragus (sp?) piercing for migraines safe? Effective? Research? Accupuncture better?

Daith piercing: My limited research on the matter indicates that migraine relief from Daith piercings does not occur universally. There does not appear to very much in the way of formal research either. However, both auricular and scalp acupuncture are safe forms of treatment for migraine and other headache types. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take out a navel piercing after 6 weeks?

May be too early: Piercing Tip- Do not remove piercing jewelry until piercing has healed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take your navel piercing out on your own?

Is it safe to take your navel piercing out on your own?

Navel Piercing: Normally the piercing stud/ jewelry is not removed until the piercing has healed. ...Read more

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I was curious if it would be safe to get a piercing while taking antibiotics?

I was curious if it would be safe to get a piercing while taking antibiotics?

YES!! ~~~: Antibiotics will prevent you from getting an infection so this I the safest time to do it unless you are immunosuppressed. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more