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What can I do to get rid of pain and swelling after getting a lip piercing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pain S/P Piercing

You received excellent advice from dr. Arnold.
An additional option is auricular acupuncture with asp needles - very effective. But if you have any signs of infection - you need to see your physician.

In brief: Pain S/P Piercing

You received excellent advice from dr. Arnold.
An additional option is auricular acupuncture with asp needles - very effective. But if you have any signs of infection - you need to see your physician.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Is there infection?

Immediately after a piercing, ice is your best bet to reduce swelling.
Apply for 10-20 minutes every hour. Sleep with your head elevated. Avoid tobacco use. If it is warm, red, or oozing, you may have an infection and should see a physician to get a proper diagnosis amd possibly a round of antibiotics.

In brief: Is there infection?

Immediately after a piercing, ice is your best bet to reduce swelling.
Apply for 10-20 minutes every hour. Sleep with your head elevated. Avoid tobacco use. If it is warm, red, or oozing, you may have an infection and should see a physician to get a proper diagnosis amd possibly a round of antibiotics.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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