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Doctor insights on: Fourchette Piercing

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How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

How to tell if my naval piercing could be rejecting?

?Allergy: Not sure exactly what you mean by "rejecting". It is possible that you have a nickel allergy. Most piercing jewelry is made of a nickel alloy. It is a common metal to which one can develop an allergy. This could also be an infection so you should have this examined. ...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


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Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Why does my tragus piercing hurt?

Infection?: Piercing your tragus was a bad idea since the piercing goes through cartilage. Please have your ear examined by a doctor for signs of infection. ...Read more

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What body piercing hurts the most?

What body piercing hurts the most?

Nipple & genital: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. ...Read more

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What are dermal piercings made of?

What are dermal piercings made of?

Not sure: Not sure what your asking but usually various metals-gold, steel, nickel, titanium etc. ...Read more

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How much do tragus piercings hurt?

Tragus piercing: A lot- especially if an infection sets in and your cartilage becomes infected. It isn't worth it! ...Read more

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Surgery to cover up old piercings?

Surgery to cover up old piercings?

Excision: Dpending on location the piercings can be cut and repaired as a split earlobe but will result in minor scars that an later be further refined with fractionated laser after a minimum of 2 months. ...Read more

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Can a vch piercing affect oral sex?

Can a vch piercing affect oral sex?

Clitoral Hood pierce: "vch" stands for "vertical clitoral hood." piercing these structures is a form of female genital mutilation, and there is no guarantee that the jewelry placement will actually rest on the clitoris, increase stimulation, or enhance sexual satisfaction. Anatomy is highly variable. Piercing also results in a wound -- and oral or other sex during the time needed for healing exposes you to std's. ...Read more

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How can I heal an infected piercing?

Infected piercing: Check for signs of infection to include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place unless directed by your doctor (if removed – the drainage tract will close up with increased chance for abscess formation). Apply antibiotic to the piercing site twice a day. all your physician for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Could new piercings cause pneumonia?

Could new piercings cause pneumonia?

Possibly: If the piercings were in the oral cavity, there is a remote possibility that bronchitis or pneumonia could occur. More likely it is just coincidence. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected piercing?

How can I treat an infected piercing?

See below: 1. Remove the piercing 2. Clean the area with soap, water, and rubbing alcohol 3. Dry the area gently 4. Cover it 5. No need for antibiotic creams 6. If not improving in 24-36 hrs, see your doctor for evaluation and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get piercing when drunk?

Is it bad to get piercing when drunk?

Bad versus Good: We do not use words like bad or good in medicine in general. Is something 'healthy' or not is the real question. I would think that regrets are going to be higher is you get a tattoo when drunk than when you are sober. The only other health concern would be alcohol makes blood thinner and you may bleed or bruise easier. ...Read more

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Treated of MRSA can I get a piercing?

MRSA: You need to have your nasopharynx (nose and back of throat) and skin cultured for mrsa. If you are still a carrier then piercings are not a great idea. ...Read more

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What is the pain level for a piercing?

Variable: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. I am sure that there are exceptions to the above generalizations. ...Read more

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Oral piercing, how do I look after it?

Oral piercing, how do I look after it?

Take it out : Take it out and clean it regularly and keep your teeth and gums very clean with routine brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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How can I clean double helix piercing?

Check out:: http://www.pacificbodyjewellery.com/aftercare/cartilage_piercing_care.htm

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Can I use bacitracin on a new piercing?

Can I use bacitracin on a new piercing?

BACITRACIN OINTMENT: You can use Bacitracin ointment on a new "piercing" anytime. Just remember, though, that people may become allergic to bacitracin. ...Read more

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What can I do for an infected piercing?

What can I do for an infected piercing?

See Your Doctor: Keep it clean, wash with soap and water, use antibacterial cream, warm moist compresses several times a day, etc. However, you may need to be on antibiotics if it does start improving with in a day or two. (sooner if it starts looking worse.). ...Read more

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Does getting a body piercing hurt long?

Does getting a body piercing hurt long?

Piercing pain: Each person has a different tolerance level for pain. The pain caused by a piercing depends on body location. Ear lobe piercings are usually tolerable. Piercings through cartilage hurt more. The tongue can be quite painful. Nipple & genital piercings have been described as very painful. The pain from doing the piercing is brief. ...Read more

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How badly can the tragus piercing hurt?

Tragus piercing: The tragus is the small cartilage of your outer ear, just in front of the opening of the ear canal. Much like the earlobe, this area is not that sensitive to pain, but it is slightly more sensitive than the ear lobe. The ear canal, on the other hand, is very sensitive to pain. I would caution against piercing this area as it puts the cartilage at risk for infection, called chonditis. ...Read more

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What is Body piercing a risk factor for?

What is Body piercing a risk factor for?

Body peircing: Body piercing carries with risk of infection some of which can have serious consequences like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. ...Read more

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