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Odds Of Infection Piercing

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Is my Friends tongue Piercing Infected???????

A friend of mine just recently got her tongue pierced by a girl that is not a professional, Its been one week and her tongue is swollen around the piercing and it appears to be a brownish and green looking color, she also said that it hurts on one...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like her tongue is infected. She should see a doctor as soon as possible. Read more »

tongue piercing infections

i pierced my tongue about two weeks ago im already eating but it looks like its geting infected. it... Read more »

Angry, bloody nipple piercing risk

Hi. I've checked out other posts about piercings, but none of them seem to be from the perspective... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Warning Over the Dangers of Body Piercing

... Over the warmer months in Australia, doctors anticipate the usual seasonal spike in piercing-related infections, and now they are offering advice on how to avoid them. Less-than-sterile conditions can lead to the Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by a licensed professional whose equipment is autoclaved, not just "sterilized" with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Panel Advises Tattooed and Pierced Not Give Blood

...A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel voted on Thursday to continue a policy that requires people who have been pierced or tattooed to put off donating blood for a year after the procedure, but said those who have received acupuncture can... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

...neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you, based on that photo, do I look like someone with a tattoo and pierced nipples? Of course not. I look like a middle-aged elf who's too nice to hang up on telephone solicitors. Regular... Read more »
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Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
...Maybe a stupid question. Wondering if people have thoughts about how wise it is to get a new piercing. I have 2 already .. interested in a 3rd .. but concerned about the risk of infection & activating the immune system. Read more »

I'm extremely worried!

Posted by 1234lan, 1 Reply
...Hi! I have no idea if my risk is high or low so can some one help me? I was at a rave about two months ago and I had my tongue pierced for about 6 weeks at the time. At one point I was playing with my tongue ring and it fell out and broke. I was... Read more »

DUDA PIERCING

Posted by COMO, 2 Replies
...hola!!! bueno compis, tengo una duda. hace como 1 ao me puse 1 piercing en el lbulo de la oreja. me lo puse en 1 joyeria (no era una tienda de piercings como tal), y me lo pusieron con una pistola Read more »

Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease Read more »