After the initial piercing you may experience some bleeding, swelling or tenderness, redness, discoloration, and possibly some bruising around the area. During healing some discoloration, itching, secretions of whitish or yellow fluid (not pus) will form around the outside of the incision or entry point of the jewelry. This is also known as the “the crusty stage.”
Mom's Piercing And Tattoos
recommends you clean all piercings twice daily, and avoid over-cleaning. Be patient with the healing process of your piercing, some take longer to heal than others.
Prevent issues with your lip and tongue piercings by following some practical rules such as avoiding taking aspirin during the healing process. (Ibuprofen or Tylenol™ is preferred, and take as recommended.) Avoid alcohol, smoking, chewing tobacco, caffeine, and ice, these promote infection and swelling. Spicy, acidic, and salty foods are also discouraged, and a soft food diet is recommended. You should also drink a lot of bottled water to help with the healing process. For therapeutic purposes, use non-alcohol mouthwash, bottled water, and a sea salt mix after eating.
Aggressive cleaning and over-cleaning your piercing can prolong the time it takes to heal. Playing, tugging, or pulling can tear out the new cells and can also result in a longer healing process.
The most common cause of infection is repeatedly touching a piercing with unclean hands. If you suspect an infection, please call Mom's Piercing And Tattoos
immediately at (315) 255-4670
. Signs of an infection include; Prolonged Pain, Shift of Piercing, Excessive Discharge, Sever Discoloration, and/or Swelling.