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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.

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

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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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How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

Piercing infection: If the site is red, swollen, hot to touch or pus with yellowish discharge and you start having fever. Thanks. ...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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Can I tell me how I can cure a infected lip piercing?

Can I tell me how I can cure a infected lip piercing?

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

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I have gotten a lip piercing 3 weeks ago, is it infected?

I have gotten a lip piercing 3 weeks ago, is it infected?

Not enough info to: Know if it is infected. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Seek medical evaluation if you believe it might be infected. Take care. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do if your lip piercing gets caught on a pillow?

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

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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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Red ring around lip piercing along with this sticky substance, what could it be?

Poss. Infection: Redness can be an indication of infection. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my lip piercing still is hurting after 6 days of getting it pierced?

Why would it be that my lip piercing still is hurting after 6 days of getting it pierced?

Piercing pain: Any redness, swelling, heat, pus, red streaking or fever? Don't have enough information to advise if you have an infection or not. If you have the afore mentioned symptoms please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for a lip piercing to heal?

Healing Time: Lip piercing generally takes 6-10 weeks to heal (sometimes shorter). ...Read more

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How long does it take for your top lip piercing to heal?

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

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If your lip gets a little black after you take your lip piercing out is that bad? What to put on it?

If your lip gets a little black after you take your lip piercing out is that bad? What to put on it?

Is this a brand: New piercing or one you have had for a while? If could be a reaction to the metal of the jewelry that is being used. However, if red, hot, tender, exuding pus, streaking etc - get medical eval. ...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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...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