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Doctor insights on: Can You Get A Lip Piercing While Pregnant

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Plz help me, my sister is pregnant, her hsv1 IgG negative, igm positive. Is there any chance to get a healthybaby. Doctor diag hsv1 in lips not in genital?

Plz help me, my sister is pregnant, her hsv1 IgG negative, igm positive. Is there any chance to get a healthybaby. Doctor diag hsv1 in lips not in genital?

Yes: The baby will unlikely be affected by the Herpes Type I infection your sister has now. Many people are exposed and have herpetic lesions on the mouth and lips. The greatest risk of newborn HSV infection is transmitting the virus through the birth canal when the mother has genital HSV. The risk is lower prior to delivery. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I'm just wondering, if you have a skin disorder can you get a lip piercing?

I'm just wondering, if you have a skin disorder can you get a lip piercing?

Piercing: Any active or history of viral (fever blisters) or bacterial infections (impetigo) for example could lead to problems such as scarring when a piercing takes place. ...Read more

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Can you get a lip piercing if you have a metal allergy?

Can you get a lip piercing if you have a metal allergy?

Yes: Get pierced with a needle made with something other than the metal to which you are allergic, and always wear a ring/stud that you can tolerate. The most common metal allergy I see is nickel, and there are many other options available. Now if you are allergic to surgical stainless steel you might have a bit more difficulty finding something you can use. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lip piercing if you have oral herpes?

Is it possible to get a lip piercing if you have oral herpes?

Not at outbreak: You should not have the piercing place during an outbreak of lip (cold) sores due to infectious nature. Harmful to person placing the devise. However, no problem at other times. Slight risks of other infections to the site. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell anemia. Can I still get a lip piercing?

I have sickle cell anemia. Can I still get a lip piercing?

Yes: Unless someone with sickle cell anemia has had recurrent or serious infections, a lip piercing should be ok. A doctor should be consulted to make certain. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of pain and swelling after getting a lip piercing?

Pain S/P Piercing: You received excellent advice from dr. Arnold. An additional option is auricular acupuncture with asp needles - very effective. But if you have any signs of infection - you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Can you get gain green from a lip piercing?

Can you get gain green from a lip piercing?

Gangrene?: Very unlikely. But I would not want one and predict that you will tire of it. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant & want to get my lip piercing redone. My piercings never got infected before, is it safe to get it redone?

Wait.: You are more susceptible to infections while you are pregnant. What's the rush? Pregnancy is complex enough; why add the risk of infection to it? Is there any particular reason you can't wait another 15 weeks, since you've waited this long? ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an infected lip piercing?

What are the symptoms of an infected lip piercing?

Piercing: Infections are characterized by redness, swelling and pus. ...Read more

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How can I treat a lip piercing infection?

How can I treat a lip piercing infection?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures may be needed for proper antibiotic selection. Have it looked at by your physician. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can treat a lip piercing infection?

Can I tell me how I can treat a lip piercing infection?

Have it evaluated.: Cultures may be needed for proper antibiotic selection. Have it looked at by your physician. ...Read more

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How do you clean a lip piercing besides nonalcoholic mouthwash?

How do you clean a lip piercing besides nonalcoholic mouthwash?

Take It Out: Removing the piercing is the only true way to clean the area. Since that's probably not an option, you're on the right track with non-alcoholic mouthwash. Diluted peroxide works pretty well too, if you can handle the taste. Jast as important as cleanliness is not playing with the piercing. Chewing on it, or having it clank against your teeth will cause damage over time. Broken teeth are common. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of hypertrophic scarring on a lip piercing?

CO2 laser, steroids: A paper just came out showing good results with hypertrophic scarring treated with serial co2 laser followed immediately with kenalog (triamcinolone) rubbed into the wound. ...Read more

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If a scar forms on inside of your lip due to a lip piercing is there something I can do at home to make it smaller?

If a scar forms on inside of your lip due to a lip piercing is there something I can do at home to make it smaller?

Scar: If the scar is a raised thick scar, then it most likely represents a hypertrophic scar or a keloid which will require treatment from a medical professional. Treatment options include topical steroids, intralesional injections, laser and possibly even excision with pre and post intralesional injections of steroids. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the consequences of lip piercing infection?

Doctors, what are the consequences of lip piercing infection?

Multiple: Infection
Harming a blood vesicle
altered speech
creating a fistula, a tiny tunnel going from inside the mouth to the outside
difficulty in job seeking ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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