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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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Getting Piercings Safely (Checklist)

Find a licensed piercer
Once
Use only stainless steel or 14k gold for your first piercing
Once
Clean the piercing with alcohol until healed, if infected
Daily
Check piercing for redness, pain, swelling or pus
Once
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Getting Piercings Safely (Checklist)

Make sure you are not allergic to metals
Once
Choose the piercer carefully
Once
Make sure the skin is sterilized
Once
Use an antibiotic topical ointment
Once
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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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Getting Piercings Safely (Checklist)

Go to a reputable piercing studio
Once
Make sure the piercer washes hands and wears a fresh pair of gloves
Once
Make sure the piercer uses a sterilization machine
Once
Make sure the jewelry is hypoallergenic
Once
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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

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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