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Can tongue piercing hurt?

Can tongue piercing hurt?

Yes, Yes, yes: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding & bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then please seek medical care for a possible infection. ...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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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...Read more

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Slight swelling around tongue piercing, is this normal?

Slight swelling around tongue piercing, is this normal?

Swelling: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding ; bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then seek medical care for a possible infection. ...Read more

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Should alcohol infect my tongue piercing?

Should alcohol infect my tongue piercing?

Alcohol is not: likley to infect your piercing. BUT if your piercing is new - it certainly may cause you pain. ...Read more

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Tongue swollen, sore jaw hurts, dont know why. acute pain inner tongue area near throat, swollen lymph nodes?

Strep, or other: Lots of things drain into the lymph nodes of the neck. Everything from wisdom tooth infection to sinus to tonsillar infection. Start with a trip to your family doctor. Then maybe an ENT or dentist. But this could be something simple. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Tongue piercing swollen, what to do?

Tongue piercing swollen, what to do?

Tongue piercing: The area is probably infected. See an oral surgeon. Remove the jewelry and leave it out. ...Read more

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Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?

Have bit of swelling, itching, burning on gums, roof mouth and tongue from Oral
Allergy Syndrome, could throat swell/close or anaphylactic reaction?

Unlikely: Oral allergy syndrome per se is highly unlikely to cause any throat closure. However avoidance of the offending food or fruit is still the best treatment. ...Read more

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Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Weird painless swelling under tongue - why?

Maybe a cyst: Or a blocked salivary gland duct. You should see your dentist or an oral surgeon as there are several other possiblites. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue  & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?

Take Vitamin-C: It may be a viral illness in which case it will settle down in one week to 10 days. Vitamin c can be helpful if you take 500mg daily for 2 weeks. If it does not go away in two weeks then you need to go see your doctor and get your blood count checked(cbc). ...Read more

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Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Sharp tooth causes cut/abrasion on tongue. Within 1 hr, tongue is numb, red, bumpy. Within 2 hrs, severe tongue swelling.NO sign of infection. Cause?

Tongue swelling: Go to the Emergency Room. Severe tongue swelling may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which requires immediate intervention. Even if you do not see any signs of infection, a swollen tongue may obstruct your airway resulting in difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Subsequent to wisdom teeth gum swelling and bump on inside cheek?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

Throat and tongue swelling after eating?

Allergic Reaction: Sounds like it's probably an allergic reaction to something you ate. An antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful if it is mild. If more severe you must call an ambulance and get to an emergency room asap. Please make note of all the things you ate and along with your doctor figure out what may have caused it. The next time it could be much worse. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes normal after getting your tongue pierced?

Are swollen lymph nodes normal after getting your tongue pierced?

No: Not unless the piercing caused an infection. Btw, tongue piercing is a good way to damage your teeth. ...Read more

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Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic separating ?

Mouth burning, under tonguebumps, tip of tongue has ulcer, scalloped tongue, been to dentist, ent, have a torus, still burning .Plastitic  separating ?

Internet Diagnosis: Can't help you unfortunately. Even the best internet doctors and dentists can't replace one on one doctor\patient exams and evaluations. I have no idea what your ? Is nor what the doctors who already saw you found or said. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Swollen and red uvula that touches my tongue. Some difficulty swallowing. Infection?

Sounds like: An inflammation that would probably benefit by being looked at by your physician or ent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

 My husband has swollen gums, roof of mouth, jaw pain?

Dental exam: Cannot determine what problem is without exam. See dentist or oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Earring sticking in ear and swelling!?

Earring sticking in ear and swelling!?

Easy fix: Head to an ENT soon and you can likely have it removed in the office under local anesthesia. Don't leave it in there. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Tongue Swelling (Definition)

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