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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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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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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?

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

Consider NSAID or: Tylenonl. 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 ...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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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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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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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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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?

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?

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

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Omg I swallowed my tongue piercing the bar & of on the balls. I am so scared. Don't know what to do????

Omg I swallowed my tongue piercing the bar & of on the balls. I am so scared. Don't know what to do????

Usually passes: Check stools for the pieces. If you develop abdominal pain, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, or blood in the stools go to ER. ...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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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

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I might have to get my tonsils taken out. Do I need to take my tongue piercing out beforehand?

I might have to get my tonsils taken out. Do I need to take my tongue piercing out beforehand?

Yes.: Any time you undergo surgery under general anesthesia you will be asked if there is anything removable in your mouth. If there is (and tongue rings can be removed) they will insist you remove it. ...Read more

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Should I use amoxicillin for tongue piercing infection?

Should I use amoxicillin for tongue piercing infection?

It's Not a joke: Imagine if something would go wrong with your tongue or your mouth. This is a serious matter and requires immediate attention. Put away all of your old antibiotics and go see your dentist or an ENT for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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If I get a tongue piercing, will my speech patterns change?

It might.: Tongue piercing is irritating. Irritation causes excess salivation. This may resolve with time or it may continue until you have the jewelry removed, no way to tell. Also be very careful about making sure you do not bite down on your new ornament. Many people have fractured teeth accidently. Both of these possibilities could change your speech patterns. ...Read more

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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


Piercing (Definition)

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