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Doctor insights on: What Can Be Taken To Reduce Swelling After Tongue Piercing

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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


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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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Can you tell me about normal for my tongue piercing to swell after 3 months?

Can you tell me about normal for my tongue piercing to swell after 3 months?

Probably from trauma: If it is not red and painful with exudate, it is probably swollen from traumatizing it. It should no longer be swollen at three months. Try not to play with it or bump it with food. Putting something cold on it, like an ice pack, might help. Otherwise, take the metal out of it for six weeks and see if that helps. If it is red, swollen and painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a tongue piercing hurt a lot?

Does a tongue piercing hurt a lot?

Of course: The tongue piercing typically takes between 6 -8 weeks to heal and your pain should decrease over that time period. A cautionary note -- please be aware that often people with pierced tongue are much more prone to chipping their teeth. So budget for future dentistry. ...Read more

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What amount does a tongue piercing hurt?

What amount does a tongue piercing hurt?

A lot: 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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Is it normal for me to be having pain after tongue piercing? Help?

Tongue piercing : I would be surprised if you didn't have pain. If you have excessive pain or swelling consult a medical professional. I'm not a fan of tongue piercings. They can lead to broken teeth and injuries from aspiration or swallowing the stud. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I use for pain after my tongue piercing?

Anti-inflammatory : Ibiprophen meds are fairly efficient in controlling pain and most importantly inflammation which is the bigger risk of tongue piercing. Be sure to follow up with an oral surgeon if you have any complications. ...Read more

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There is a strange metalic taste from my tongue piercing..Should i be worried?

There is a strange metalic taste from my tongue piercing..Should i be worried?

Tongue piercings: Tongue piercings are not a good idea in general. Could be cheap metal that reacts with the acid in your mouth. Rethink this anyway. Tongue piercings can result it chipping teeth, gum recession or worse. ...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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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