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Lip Piercing Abscess
I have an infected lip piercing. I have seen a doctor but most don't know what to do and this is my third round of antiobiotics. It's an abscess.
Localized infection: I don't know if the metal object is still present, but I would strongly advise removing it. Infections are often hard to clear if there is a 'foreign body'. That foreign thing allows bacteria to swarm all over it as a biofilm, and as a result is almost impossible to heal. Antibiotics should have cleared it up-so it must still be present? Too much antibiotic can have side-effects -see an ID doc. ...Read more
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
That is a BIG: Problem with lip piercings. It can hurt too. Make sure that you are changing the pillow case regularly. Clean linens are important to avoid developing an infection. ...Read more
Possible infection: Have it evaluated by your doctor as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Poss. Infection: Redness can be an indication of infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
A painful piercing: Is infected until proven otherwiseGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends: It may never heal. The upper lip was never intended to be "pierced". Putting a foreign object through a part of your body that should not have a foreign object in it is not a great idea. Infection can easily occur and a chronically infected piercing will never heal. In an ideal situation wounds heal within a week or two. ...Read more
If your lip gets a little black after you take your lip piercing out is that bad? What to put on it?
I'm worried because my lip piercing hurts and I've been having it for 2 years already, what do you suggest?
Could be infection: Go see a doctor to determine if it is infected. ...Read more