How do you know if your lip piercing is infected?

Piercing infection. If the site is red, swollen, hot to touch or pus with yellowish discharge and you start having fever. Thanks.

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I have gotten a lip piercing 3 weeks ago, is it infected?

Not enough info to. know if it is infected. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Seek medical evaluation if you believe it might be infected. Take care. Read more...

Can an infected lip piercing cause ulcers?

Where? Ulceration around an infection can occur. A superficial infection is not likely to be the cause of a stomach or duodenal ulcer directly. Read more...

I have an infected lip piercing. I have seen a doctor but most don't know what to do and this is my third round of antiobiotics. It's an abscess.

Localized infection. I don't know if the metal object is still present, but I would strongly advise removing it. Infections are often hard to clear if there is a 'foreign body'. That foreign thing allows bacteria to swarm all over it as a biofilm, and as a result is almost impossible to heal. Antibiotics should have cleared it up-so it must still be present? Too much antibiotic can have side-effects -see an ID doc. Read more...
YouNeedLipService. First, the bar and stud are out, right? Nothing stuck in there?And how do you know it's an abscess? Because if it really is an abscess and three rounds of antibiotics haven't fixed it, then it probably needs to be lanced (a small incision to relieve the pus).How extensive an incision will depend on the size of this supposed abscess. If done properly, all should heal well with a minimum of scarring. Read more...