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ulcers after tongue piercing

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
i got my tongue pierced just over a week ago and for about 2 days i have had really sore ulcers around my mouth!

i was thinking maybe using salt water to clean the piercing could of been maybe a cause of this?

plz help my mouth feels so swallon!! :banghead:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wouldn't have thought so as salt water is recommended to help get rid of ulcers, not cause them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yea salt water is the same stuff hospitals use a.k.a. saline and it's sterile so shouldn't cause ulcers at all in fact it will help prevent them getting infected and inflamed...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What sort of salt are you using? If you are using regular table salt or really anything other than sea salt stop. Also, how many times a day are you rinsing?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i am using sea salt
    i wash it when i get up and before i go to bed
    after i eat

    my tongue is fine tho it doesnt hurt anymore looks quite good........ but the ulcers r just killing me
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ouch. hmm, i wonder what's causing it. i know that when i got my tongue pierced nothing of the sort happened... hell, by the first week i was shoving crap in my mouth because i was so happy i could finally eat!
    Have you thought of maybe going back to the piercing studio, just to ask them if they've seen this sort of thing before and what they might recommend for it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    admittedly i did some stuff you shouldnt do when u 1st get ur tongue pierced!

    so i was thinking the bacteria maybe? cz i know ulcers can form cz of bad bacteria
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Go back to the peircer and get it looked at. Also buy some bongella, that generally helps.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i tried bonjella..... slat water..... tcp its not doing much and i think they r just spreading
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well if they're spreading you could have a mild infection. But it could be alot of stuff that's causing it. Are they in your throat too? (If so, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphthous_ulcer). Go to your peircer, GP or walk in centre, I wouldn't take the risk - just incase it is an infection.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Could always go to the doctor.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you said you did some stuff you shouldn't do when you 1st get your tongue pierced... just out of curiosity, exactly what kind of stuff are we talking about???
    yeah, seriously dude, u should go back to the piercer. Tell 'em everything that happened... including any stuff you shouldn't have done and see what they say. Worst case scenario is them saying to remove it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lol umm oral sex and i drank once and i smoekd but washed it alllways after each fag
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