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Is It Okay To Take Ibuprofen After Getting Your Tongue Pierced
When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Many: According to the British Dental Association the potential for infection is higher for the tongue than any other location on the body. Swelling of the tongue can compromise the airway. Ludwig's Syndrome (Ludwig's Angina) can cause swelling & sepsis both of which can lead to death. Staphylococcus aureus / Streptococcus pyogenes can enter tissues through the piercing & lead to Toxic Shock Syndrome. ...Read more
Got tongue pierced 4 months ago, it healed well... In those 4 months, on three different occasions i would get cramping pains under my tongueon oneside?
Problem: With or without smokless tobacco - it is dangerous. Tongue barbells can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. An unscrewed barbell may be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. There can be significant blood loss & permanent neuralgia (pain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good if stops use: If this tongue piercing opportunity leads to your husband stopping tobacco use, then this will become a very good thing. If he continues to use tobacco, risk of cancer is high even without tongue piercing. Take advantage of this opportunity to stop tobacco use, or live to regret it. ...Read more
Tongue ring: Tongue rings are one of those things that make little sense to me, why stick a spike thru your tongue with some artful little ball attached that almost no one will ever see and can cause many dental problems from broken teeth to fractured restorations to infection, not to mention numbness and possible extensive bleeding upon placement. Would not recommend doing it. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Not if nickel: If one has nickel allergy then all products that contain nickel should be avoided. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Pain and swelling for a few days. Then pretty normal. ...Read more
Got my tongue pierced a week ago. Its slowly improving with swelling but keeps bleeding. Its not alot but enough to get aggravated. Normal? Infected?
See oral surgeon: Likely normal. Probably a good idea to get examined by oral surgeon to make sure. ...Read more
My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Will he get cancer at the piercing?
I got my tongue pierced about 6 days ago and my tongue is all white now , how can I get the white off of my tongue ? And is it normal ?
Question: Were you previously taking antibiotics? If your tongue is normally pink and you've been taking antibiotics, you may have reduced the "good" bacteria levels too, and now have a yeast overgrowth. See picture enclosed. See your dentist for an examination and treatment specific for your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible allergy: Sounds like you may have an allergy to Ibuprofen. You may want to try other alternative NSAIDS like Naproxen (Aleve) or Aspirin for your pain and swelling needs. If this persists with the others meds then you may want to see an allergist for consultation. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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