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, how long after a lip piercing can I change it?
“You want to wait at least six weeks, but I would say eight to 10 weeks is even better.” But if you’re dying to change yours sooner and you had your original piercing done with a post, there is a tiny glimmer of hope. Thompson says as long as the post stays in, you can change the top whenever you want.
Thereof, is it normal for a lip piercing to sink into your lip?
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.
Do lip piercings get infected easily?
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.
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.
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.
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Most people don’t report a ton of pain with the vertical lip piercing. Some have rated it around a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. It may hurt more than ear, nose, or other piercings because the tissue around your mouth is sensitive and dense with nerve endings.
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.
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.
Follow these simple suggestions to ensure a smooth healing process:
- Maintain a healthy mind and body. Understanding how your body works is important in the successful healing of a new piercing. …
- Get some rest and take it easy. …
- Keep it clean. …
- Consider taking a multivitamin. …
- Get help if something goes wrong.
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.
Patients with embedded earrings often present with ear pain, swelling, erythema and purulent drainage from the site of the piercing. The area is usually quite tender to the touch. Typically at least part of the earring is visible or palpable, however plain radiographs may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.