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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


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What OTC can I use for tongue web piercing extreme swelling!?

What OTC can I use for tongue web piercing extreme swelling!?

Remove piercing: If it swollen remove pricing because this represents an infection or allergic reaction. If swelling is affecting speech or eating see doctor for proper treatment with interna meds. ...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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I took my new tongue web piercing out, now there is a hard swelling?

I took my new tongue web piercing out, now there is a hard swelling?

Tongue piercing: No way for us to know if it is inflamed, you have a hematoma or it's infected. See a dentist for an evaluation right away. Before you consider any oral piercing please be aware they are prone to infections and often cause broken teeth and sometimes gum recession. ...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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I was just wondering how long does it take to extract 2 teeth? Asking cause I have a tongue piercing don't want it to close up lol.

Tongue piercing: Your tongue piercing will not close up in the time required to pull 2 teeth. Your dentist will confirm this. ...Read more

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How long after a tongue piercing can I drink beer?

No special wait: There's no specific problem with having beer if you have a rogue piercing. There are several problems though having the tongue rings, etc! infections, accidental lacerations and chipped teeth all are likely over time. ...Read more

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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


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