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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Infected Tongue Piercing

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What should I do about my infected tongue piercing?

What should I do about my infected tongue piercing?

Visit your dentist: You should visit your dentist, oral surgeon or physician. They will diagnose the condition and most likely prescribe oral antibiotics which should resolve the infection. Do not wait or the infection could worsen. ...Read more

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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Tongue piercing feels weird. Could it be infected?

Tongue piercing feels weird. Could it be infected?

When was it done?: 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. ...Read more

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I think my tongue piercing is getting infected, can I take amoxicillin for it?

I think my tongue piercing is getting infected, can I take amoxicillin for it?

Go to ER/urgent care: if you think your tongue piercing is infected, don't just take left-over antibiotics. Instead seek immediate medical evaluation at urgent care or emergency department. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible that giving oral sex to a girl get your tongue piercing infected?

Is it possible that giving oral sex to a girl get your tongue piercing infected?

Of course: If she is contagious, a fresh wound in the tongue is the perfect portal for admittance of an infectious agent--but then again, so is the gingiva. Of course, if she is infected (with what?) and you are not, why are you performing oral without a dam? If the piercing is reasonably well established, normal, healthy vaginal and anal bacteria will likely not infect the pierced canal. ...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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Is my tongue piercing risky?

Piercing: Any piercing runs the risk of infection, excessive bleeding and of course pain. A trusted health inspected and approved facility is essential to ensure proper sterile disposable instruments. ...Read more

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Why is it that my tongue piercing hurts?

Why is it that my tongue piercing hurts?

Tongue Piercing: 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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I would like help regarding my tongue piercing!?

I would like help regarding my tongue piercing!?

Piercing: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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How much pain should I expect from a tongue piercing?

Significant 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. The tongue can be quite painful ! the pain usually continues after the actual piercing procedure. ...Read more

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How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

How do I treat a tongue piercing infection?

Seek medical help: They will probably want the ornament removed.
You may need antibiotics, .
You will need to keep the area clean, possibly rinse with colgate peroxyl.

See you dentist or physician asap. ...Read more

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Frenulum tongue piercing after care, what to do?

Frenulum tongue piercing after care, what to do?

Frenulum piercing: That is self mutilation beyond reason. Did you have this dangerous and invasive procedure dome by a surgeon? if so, then consult him or her, if not then ask the person who helped you mutilate yourself in the back of a salon with god knows what kind of instrument. I suggest you do to the ER and have the metal inserted into your mouth removed and be placed on antibiotics and hopefully you survive. ...Read more

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Tongue piercing, is there any relation to gum recession?

Absolutely!: A tongue piercing more often causes a fractured molar, but can also cause gum recession. Either of these things can create significant problems. Make sure you have an excellent hygienist and dentist. ...Read more

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What could happenw with a trapped infection in tongue piercing?

What could happenw with a trapped infection in tongue piercing?

Could be SERIOUS !: 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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How long should you wait after getting a tongue piercing before having a dental procedure?

How long should you wait after getting a tongue piercing before having a dental procedure?

Wait for healing: Let the wound heal. Better yet, remove the tongue jewelry. It can cause dental problems such as broken teeth and gum recession. ...Read more

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What's it like to kiss with a tongue piercing? Is it safe or does it hurt the other person?

What's it like to kiss with a tongue piercing? Is it safe or does it hurt the other person?

For the person with: the tongue piercing - it can be a portal for infection - so that person might be more susceptible to having a pathogen transmitted to them. I never kissed anyone with a piercing - haven't got a clue about what it feels like. ...Read more

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Can i drink coke a week after i got my tongue piercing , it doesn't hurt anymore , it feels normal?

Can i drink coke a week after i got my tongue piercing , it doesn't hurt anymore , it feels normal?

Yes: Yes oral tissue heals quickly. If you limit the amount of time your teeth are exposed to coke then you will decrease your chances of decay. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a fake plastic tongue piercing what do I do? Will it pass or what should I do? I still feel it going down very slow!

It should pass: It is most likely it will pass in the end. The only way you are going to know for sure is to look for it. An x-ray will show it if it still present but is probably overkill without symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Why is my tongue piercing in so much pain?

Nerve endings: There are a lot of nerve endings in the tongue, so it will hurt. If this is a new pain in an old piercing, I would worry about infection, which could get very severe very fast. Take out the piercing and see a doctor soon. ...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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Can you drink after tongue piercing?

It depends.: While i don't endorse tongue piercing in general, the tongue needs to heal in the initial days after piercing. You should stick to water or other non-irritating, sugar loaded beverages. ...Read more

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Can tongue piercing cause an anuerysm?

Can tongue piercing cause an anuerysm?

Don't know about: An aneursym but if can cause hemorrhaging. The tongue is very vascular and puncture of a large vessel could cause uncontrolled bleeding. ...Read more

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What does gangrene look like on a tongue piercing?

If you are asking: This question about your own piercing - then you need medical eval asap. ...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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What can be taken to reduce swelling after tongue piercing?

What can be taken to reduce swelling after tongue piercing?

Consider cool : liquids.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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Help docs! Could it hurt really bad to get a tongue piercing?

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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How is it possible that people get hepatitis from tongue piercing?

Two ways: One: if the needle used to pierce your tongue is not properly sterilized you can get it that way. Two: the opening in the flesh of your tongue is like a cut that never heals and serves as an entry way for infectious agents to get into your body. ...Read more

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Is it normal that tongue piercing still draining thick white substance after 4 weeks?

Is it normal that tongue piercing still draining thick white substance after 4 weeks?

No: Please pay your physician a visit for appropriate treatment. Also do yourself a favor and get rid of the tongue piercing. It will only lead to additional oral-dental problems, expense. May not be the answer you would like to hear but is sincere advice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can eat spicy food after having a tongue piercing for a week and two days?

Wanted to know if i can eat spicy food after having a tongue piercing for a week and two days?

Loaded Question!: First, you should never get your tongue pierced. There are so many chances for infection, disease transmission and dental issues resulting from that poor choice. I realize many think it's "cool", but many times "cool costs lots-o-money"! to answer your question specifically, yes; as long as there is no infection, swelling, or residual issues from the actual piercing. Please take it out! ...Read more

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Still extremely swollen and painful tongue piercing after 10 days. Is that normal? What can I do?

No: Tongue piercings are bad news! it sounds like its infected. See your dr. Asap!
also cracked and broken teeth are common w tongue piercings. You should have it removed. ...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