Lip Piercing Aftercare
The lip takes approximately 2-3 months to heal and during this time it is important to clean the inside and the outside of the piercing 1-2 times daily.
Also question is, how do I know if my lip piercing is healing right?
In respect to this, why is there white skin around my lip piercing?
Oral piercings form scar tissue that looks like a white ‘O-Ring‘ around the site of the piercing. The scar tissue normally recedes after a month or so. … Obviously a fresh, or even old piercing that has been snagged or pulled with enough force to tear the skin will form extra scar tissue.
Can I put Vaseline on my lip piercing?
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing. … Second, the barrier may actually trap harmful bacteria inside of the piercing, which could cause an infection or worse.
If you choose to use mouthwash instead of salt water, stay away from alcohol-based products like Listerine® and similar store brands. These are far too harsh, and repeated use can actually slow down healing. Instead, use a mild, alcohol-free mouth rinse.
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.
Treatment: 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.
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. Some piercing do embed slightly, we refer to this as ‘nesting’. Lip and tongue piercings tend to do this as our oral tissue is very soft. … Oral tissue regenerates much quicker than other body tissue.
You might experience swelling (usually 2-3 days after the piercing) this swelling can last 7-10 days.
Bottomline: If you get a lip piercing just use Neosporin Double Anti-Bacterial treatments. It will get rid of any infection, and it won’t dry out your skin.
The simple answer: yes, you can. Not only will kissing introduce the healing piercing to debris and bacteria, but it will also cause movement that could damage the piercing. … The last thing you want is a pustule or piercing bump forming on your face around the piercing.
Although you may love the look of your new piercing, you will need to change it out two to four weeks after you get it as the initial studs used for lip piercings are larger to accommodate any initial swelling. … Wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap and water to prevent infection as you change the piercing.
Ideally, you should wait until you are healed to do anything involving fluids, even with a monogamous partner. You have an open wound in your mouth, so anything in your partner’s saliva or body fluids can more easily be passed to you, and your partner can also be exposed to your blood and more.
If your lip piercing is increasingly swelling after the first few days of healing, you may have an infection. You may also be facing an allergic reaction to the metal in the piercing. Even though about 20% of people pierced report that they’ve experienced an infection, this is usually a localized infection.