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Holy infected piercing!-BIG UPDATE!

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5/9/12 update:
My lip had to be removed...no, lol totally kidding.
I'm so excited! I saved it and it's soooo much better. I'm still taking my antibiotic. But I went to the studio where I got it done and we changed it to a horse shoe and they said it looks fantastic. I added a photo in the replies :)!


New Update:
HOLY FUCK WAD! The doctor just took it out. Hemostats on both side. My gawd!!!!!! He pushed on it and (i lol'd) puss shot out. He wasn't ready for that. I didn't mean to laugh and it didn't get on him. His reaction was priceless. It's MUCH more swollen now only from the tugging. It took him about 10 mins to get it out.
I'm at the hospital pharmacy getting my antibiotics.



Update:
Yeah, all my attempts have failed. I'm at the ER waiting feeling defeated. Once it heals, I'll try again. Not sure wtf happened. I have my tongue done (had it done twice), my nose, I had a monroe but took it out for work. My ears are pierced numerous times and this has never happened before. I'm pretty annoyed. Oh well. I'll update when it's out.


Holy crap dudes!

I got my lip pierced Sunday and for the past 3 days it's been really bothering me because it's been getting irritated from constantly getting suck on my tooth when I eat and when I say certain words. I upped my aftercare regimen.

Well, this morning my dog woke me up barking and I was laying directly on it, arm pushed up on it and all!

I go to wipe slobber off my face which I thought was odd since I don't usually drool in my sleep unless I'm sick.

When I wiped it off...BAM! I feel my lip. My cheek and lip are insanely swollen! If i try and speak, you can't understand anything I say.

I took 4 ibuprofen for the swelling and pain and have had ice on it for over an hour. I looked in the mirror and there is definitely puss drainage coming out.

I'm going to try all day and tomrrow to save this piercing but if I can't...it's gotta come out.

In the meantime...anyone know what I can do??

Here's my regimen:
-Wash it with warm water and Dial soap 4 times a day.
-Antiseptic mouth wash after eatting
-Sea salt water 7 times a day sprayed inside and out.

Anymore suggestions? Pic in reply btw.
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by on May. 3, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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SnapIt
by Movin' on up on May. 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM

not worth it

i would take it out. it's your body rejecting it, listen to it

I had the same issue with a piercing on the upper part of my ear. No matter what I put on to help it heal, wouldn't work. I took it out and call it a day. It also swelled up so bad like your lip, so much so that on the last try the swelling went OVER the earring. I had to take a tweezer to pulll the earing out.

BeAmour
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM
RIGHT!!

Not necesarily the look I was going for. Lol


Quoting bebe_ju-rah:

I have absolutely no advice for you but wanted to say...





GUUUUURRRLLL...that shit is NASTY!

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BeAmour
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Details, please????

I'm officially not going back to this place. This is what they told me.


Quoting alwayskk:

Dial soap? No, just no.


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Fields456
by Sexy and I know it on May. 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Get an antibiotic. So it doesn't get worse
irishstarz
by Member on May. 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Take it out. I had to lose a couple piercings because of issues they'd had (not infection), it's best to take it out and get it treated. Sorry that happened, momma. That looks awful. =[
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BeAmour
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Bump for update
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eema.gray
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Bump for uptdates

Good luck.  Hopefully it's been caught early enough that there won't be long term issues!

rockinmomto2
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:27 AM

To me, it sounds like you're doing too much aftercare. You should only be washing it with antibacterial non scented soap twice a day and using antiseptic mouthwash two to three times a day. I got my lip pierced in January, and it's totally healed now. But if it's infected, definitely go see your doctor.

devinsmom42
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Take it out!!! The same thing happened to me a dam month after I had it pierced. It had already healed and everything. Then all of a sudden I woke up and the ring was no longer there(or so I thought!) My lip was Sooooo swollen and my skin grew over the dam thing! Talk about freaking out! I had to push the ball back thru the dam skin and took it out. Ugh I really liked it too lol. Please b careful BC people have to get those cut out all the time from getting infected like that.
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MammaPaparazza
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Get ready for keftab, thats what they put me on when mine got infected :(
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