Is it normal for your tongue ring to itch?

Is it normal for your tongue ring to itch?

A new piercing can be tender, itchy and slightly red and can remain so for a few weeks. A pale, odourless fluid may sometimes discharge from the piercing and form a crust. This should not be confused with pus, which would indicate infection.

Why is my tongue ring oozing?

Swelling and inflammation: Days 4–10 The wound may also bleed or ooze. A small amount of bleeding is normal, but consistent bleeding may signal a problem. After a few days, the wound may also ooze a whitish or clear fluid. When the swelling decreases, replace the jewelry with a shorter piece of jewelry.

Are tongue piercing holes permanent?

Greetings from the University of South Carolina. Piercing sources here in Columbia tell me that the tongue piercing does produce permanent changes in the tongue, but that the hole will definitely close up and does so relatively quickly. The new tissue will be scar tissue but will not be readily noticeable.

How do I stop my tongue piercing from hurting?

You can do a salt rinse to help minimize any pain and swelling. Ready-made rinses may be available for purchase from your piercer, or you can make your own at home. Use it several times per day at first to encourage the healing process.

How do you get rid of a tongue ring infection?

But if your symptoms are severe — or if this is your first time dealing with an infection — you should see your piercer right away.

  1. Don’t play with or remove the jewelry.
  2. Clean the area two to three times per day.
  3. Avoid OTC antibiotics or creams.
  4. Make sure you’re keeping the rest of your mouth clean.

Can tongue piercings ruin your teeth?

Unfortunately, yes. A tongue piercing can cause damage to teeth. Piercings are usually hard metal, which inside the mouth can cause damage. Biting down onto the piercing or playing with it can result in scratching or chipping teeth, as well as increased tooth sensitivity.

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