Caring for a piercing site
- Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the piercing site.
- Apply a cold pack to help reduce swelling or bruising. …
- Wash the wound for 5 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day, with large amounts of warm water.
- Elevate the piercing area, if possible, to help reduce swelling.
Beside this, when will my lip piercing stop hurting?
The infection may take a long time to heal, depending on the area of the piercing, and it may also be accompanied by severe pain and discomfort. Lip piercing normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal completely. If the discomfort continues, it is advisable to consult your piercer.
Also question is, should I take my piercing out if it’s swollen?
When to remove a piercing
If a new piercing is infected, it is best not to remove the earring. Removing the piercing can allow the wound to close, trapping the infection within the skin. For this reason, it is advisable not to remove an earring from an infected ear unless advised by a doctor or professional piercer.
Should I ice my piercing?
Turn the piercing: Rotate the piercing several times each day so that your earlobe does not swell around it. Ice: Ice helps decrease swelling and pain. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel and place it on your earlobe for 15 to 20 minutes every hour or as directed.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
- more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
- the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
- the jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
Lip piercings may be more prone to infection — especially during the initial healing stage — due to regular contact with saliva, food, makeup, and other bacteria. Snagging the jewelry on your hair or clothing can also irritate the piercing and introduce new bacteria.
For the first seven days post–piercing, don’t take ASA (aspirin) or NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aka Ibuprofen/Advil). Most people don’t require medication after piercing, but if you are feeling uncomfortable, we recommend acetaminophen (like Tylenol) to manage the pain..
Just keep the open piercing as clean as possible (so you don’t introduce harmful bacteria inside the fistula) and get to the piercing shop as soon as possible. Even if the hole closes up a little bit, your piercer can sometimes use a taper to gently pry it back open so you don’t lose the piercing.