The position of the lip piercings is special, and it is often caused by daily contact with saliva, food, cosmetics and other things, causing pain, especially the healing stage of perforation.
What are the symptoms of infection?
Redness, minor swelling, occasional throbbing, mild heat or warmth, clear or white discharge, persistent warmth, worsening pain, excessive bleeding, pus, bump at the front or back of the piercing, fever.
What can you do when you find an infection?
- Don't play or delete jewelry
Twisting or touching jewelry can increase swelling and irritation. It also introduces new bacteria into the perforations.
In most cases, considering jewelry is completely forbidden. The only time you should touch it is during the cleaning period.
It may also be tempting to take out the jewels, but in reality this may do more harm than good.
Not only does it cause further irritation, but removing the jewelry may allow the updated perforations to close. This captures the bacteria and spreads the infection out of the piercing site.
- Clean the area two to three times a day
If you have signs of infection, regular cleaning is the best way to remove bacteria and prevent further irritation. You should wash it two or three times a day with saline or salt solution.
- For external symptoms, please use warm compress
Applying a warm dressing to the outside of the puncture can help minimize irritation, reduce swelling and reduce pain.
- For internal symptoms, absorb ice or apply cold
Cold compresses can help reduce pain and swelling on the inside of the lips or cheeks.
- Make sure you keep your mouth clean
For lip piercings, you must not only clean the piercings. You must also keep your mouth clean. This helps prevent bacteria in the mouth from spreading into the piercings.
- Observe what you eat and drink until it is completely healed
What you eat is important, especially when you have a wound - in this case, an infected puncture - in your mouth.
As your lips piercings, focus on the food that is soft and unlikely to be caught by your jewelry. This includes mashed potatoes, yoghurt and oatmeal.
Any chewy thing requires extra salt rinse after eating. At this point the water should be the drink of your choice.
Peppers, paprika and other spices can cause additional pain and irritation.
Alcohol acts as a blood thinner and can also destroy skin cells around the piercings. This may prolong your recovery time and increase the risk of complications.
Coffee may also have a blood thinning effect. If you do not want to temporarily interrupt, reduce your regular intake until the infection is cleared.