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What do i do for my swollen lip ?

i got my lip pierced Sunday ( January 13, 2013 ) around 130 pm .. today is January 15, 2013 10pm and my lip is really swollen. i got the piercing professionally done and im really scared its infected. ive been cleaning it everyday with mouth wash ( in the morning, after i eat, and before i go to sleep ) ive put ice on it but it dosnt really help ..today is the first day its been this swollen and im scared sooo please can some one please help me .. i need to no how to make it look normal

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FML6_6_6

Asked by FML6_6_6 at 10:01 PM on Jan. 15, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (7)
  • Go to the doctor and make sure it's not infected. You are already doing what you can. Maybe hydrogen peroxide?
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:02 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • I dont know if mouth wash really cleans it. The hydrogen peroxide would be your best bet but get to the doctor.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 10:06 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • Go see your piercer & ask him-her. She will tell you what to do :)
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 10:39 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • A professional piercer told you to use mouthwash to clean it? You should be using a sea salt wash to clean it for the first several weeks. Rinse with the salt water, then use a q-tip dipped in the solution to clean around it twice a day. After about 4 weeks, you can go down to once a day and THEN diluted Scope to clean it.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:41 PM on Jan. 15, 2013

  • Sometimes your body just rejects foreign objects, you might be one of those, just take it out!
    older

    Answer by older at 10:46 AM on Jan. 19, 2013

  • i would go to the doctor for treatment,and get doctor advise on what u need to do.
    yahoomailer

    Answer by yahoomailer at 8:49 AM on Jan. 22, 2013

  • first off mouthwash is fine and often recommended second lip piercings often swell for a while and you seem to be poking at it a fair amount that could be prolonging the swelling but like mentioned if its a big concern to you talk too a doctor and your piercer, probably just a phone call would do.
    Ellie-lynn

    Answer by Ellie-lynn at 3:07 AM on Jul. 23, 2013

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