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Pain after tongue piercing


So: the beginning of the second day. I pour the puree Rich myself away from the puncture - right in the throat.
How the night went: a couple of times I woke up from the fact that I had something in my tongue, it got in the way, tried to remove it - then I remembered that the earring fell asleep.
In the morning she neighed above herself.
Yesterday I made mashed potatoes with meat (in a blender, as for young children) but could not eat it. I’ll have to try today. Eh.
And also! Yesterday I poured alcohol into myself through a tube (I just couldn’t already be tormented with this language, at least a little so that the pain was felt weaker).

Conclusion: pricking the tongue - it is still necessary to have some patience. This is not your belly button.
But I will endure, if only I could last even a week.

but I couldn’t eat the puree, I ate sausages (cut into small pieces and threw it over the cheek, and chewed quietly)
But in general, I didn’t eat too much !!

but ketones + cognac acts cool then you can eat everything without noticing a puncture)))

Tongue piercing - what are the consequences of a fashionable hobby

Piercing various parts of the body is a fashionable hobby that has long been popular among young people. Many people choose the language as the place to puncture, because here the earring can always be hidden from prying eyes, for example, while studying or working. But it should be understood that the decoration of an organ implies its inevitable trauma. Without an attentive and responsible approach to the healing period, an infection can get into the wound, and here problems can not be avoided. Today we’ll talk about how piercings are done, what unpleasant consequences can be and what to do if the tongue hurts a lot after a puncture.

Piercing as a source of pain

If we talk about the degree of pain in the procedure itself, then performing a tongue piercing is not a pleasant event. If a person is very nervous and twitching, because of which the specialist will not be able to make an accurate puncture, everything will end in serious damage to an important organ. Therefore, in many salons and medical institutions offering this service, it is recommended to use local anesthesia. Today, both injection and surface methods of administering pain medication are widely used.

Will tongue hurt after tongue piercing?

On a note! When choosing a piercing under anesthesia, be prepared for the fact that in the first couple of hours you will not be able to communicate normally, since the language is unlikely to be heard. It’s better to make sure that someone you know is near you. The action of “freezing” will completely pass only after 1-1.5 hours.

After a puncture, the tongue will still hurt for some time and cause discomfort. To relieve pain, you can take a painkiller pill. This organ has a huge number of vessels and nerve endings, so for another 2-3 weeks you will feel some soreness and swelling of the soft tissues. Be careful: if it does not get better, the pain intensifies, acquires a pulsating character, you should see the doctor as soon as possible. Possible complications in this case include an allergic reaction to the metal and infection of the wound.

How to make a puncture

To know what to expect, first you need to find out exactly how the piercing procedure is carried out. So, this process involves the following steps:

  1. first, the tongue is placed in a special tool - a clamp, in the center of which there is a hole for decoration,
  2. after that, the master makes a puncture, for which he uses a special sterile needle intended for single use,
  3. through the special hole in the needle a “rod” is inserted, after which the needle and the clamp are removed,
  4. after that, the oral cavity is treated with a disinfectant solution, for example, “Chlorhexidine”.
The photo shows the procedure for piercing the tongue

If the procedure was carried out during the day, then in the evening the tongue will inevitably swell, it will cause some inconvenience. The healing rate largely depends on the individual characteristics of the human body. For someone this process takes five days, for someone it takes two weeks. Keep in mind that during this period you will have to exclude spicy dishes, acid-containing foods from your diet, and if possible limit the consumption of solid foods. It is also recommended that you talk less and move your tongue so as not to accidentally catch the wound.

All the pros and cons of piercing

The popularity of this form of piercing has gained popularity quite deservedly, because in comparison with many other options for decorating your body, it really has many advantages. Here are some of them:

  • painlessness of the procedure when using anesthesia,
  • the ability to easily and at any time hide an earring,
  • a small risk of complications, provided that all sanitary requirements and procedures are followed,
  • a chance to increase your self-esteem, do something original, decorate your body with spectacular adornment,
  • the ability to remove the earring at any time - the tongue has a tendency to quickly regenerate tissues, so that such damage heals quickly and leaves virtually no residue.

However, along with obvious advantages, the fashionable hobby has its drawbacks. So, the disadvantages of piercing include long and rather painful healing, the appearance of speech defects, increased salivation, damage to tooth enamel, difficulty in chewing in the initial stages, as well as the likely negative reaction of relatives and family members if we are talking about very young people .

Tongue piercing gives you the opportunity to stand out and increase self-esteem

“My friend once decided to pierce her tongue herself. She sanitized a large needle with something and did everything herself in front of the mirror. And it seemed normal, went to bed, and then in the middle of the night she woke up from hellish pain and from the fact that it was difficult to breathe. The tongue is completely swollen, parents immediately called an ambulance. Everything ended happily, but personally, I have sediment, as they say, remained ... "

Olala, Krasnoyarsk, from correspondence on the forum

In order for the procedure to go smoothly and without excesses, you should carefully approach the choice of the place where it will be performed. Obviously, it will be better and safer to give preference to a trusted medical center offering services of this kind.

Contraindications and possible consequences - can everyone pierce the tongue

Despite its wide popularity, piercing of this part of the body is not accessible to everyone. There is a list of contraindications that prohibit intentional
organ injury:

  • lack of opportunity to take the healing period seriously: you should not do piercing if you do not have time and suitable conditions to regularly treat the wound, rinse and rinse,
  • pregnancy: during this period, the risk of critical infection is a really serious threat, so once again exposing yourself and the child to danger is simply unreasonable,
  • allergy to antibiotics: in this case, a potential complication in the form of infection can be fatal,
  • metal allergy,
  • poor blood coagulation
  • mental illness
  • epilepsy,
  • diseases of the oral cavity
  • autoimmune diseases, hemophilia, diabetes mellitus - all these are strict contraindications to intentional damage to the oral mucosa. If you have any health problems, it is not superfluous to consult a doctor.

Important! In Russia, piercing is allowed for persons who have reached the age of majority - 18 years. In some cases, the procedure is allowed from the age of 16, but only with the written written consent of the parents 1.

In addition to many contraindications, tongue piercing has a number of serious complications. Of course, today in medical centers and decent salons all risks are reduced to a minimum, but the likelihood of encountering a serious problem still remains. So, an infection can enter the wound or the metal will provoke an allergic reaction. When the master’s inept actions, bleeding may open or the nerve may suffer, which will lead to a partial loss of sensitivity. The most dangerous possible consequence is infection through tools - hepatitis, HIV and other dangerous diseases.

How much piercing heals

For many who have already decided to decorate their tongue with a spectacular earring, the question remains how much the organ heals after the piercing. As a rule, the whole process lasts from 5 days to 2 weeks - a lot depends on the characteristics of the body.

Regarding how long the healing process lasts, we figured it out. It remains to find out how much the tongue can hurt after a puncture. Unpleasant sensations and discomfort usually persist throughout the healing period. At first, a swollen organ may interfere with normal speaking. It is extremely important to strictly follow all the instructions of the specialist who did the puncture. Only when these conditions are met, the wound will heal successfully within 10-14 days.

1. Allergic reaction

After piercing the tongue, some people develop an allergy to the metal from which the jewelry is made. Without a preliminary examination, it is almost impossible to find out about the presence of intolerance to some allergens. If the problem is allergy, then in addition to soreness, itchy skin, inflammation and even suppuration of the wound may appear.

2. Bleeding

If the procedure was not done very skillfully and accurately, serious bleeding may open. As already mentioned above, a lot of blood vessels are concentrated in this organ, which can easily be hooked during a puncture. The result will be severe swelling, which will eventually lead to breathing problems. Subsequent recovery will take a long time.

Swelling and bleeding may occur after the procedure.

3. Other consequences - infection

The main danger in piercing is the risk of infection. Infection can easily enter the body through tools and an open wound, therefore, today, inspection authorities are very strict about monitoring compliance with sanitary norms and rules by employees of salons offering this kind of service. It is allowed to use exclusively disposable needles, which should be unpacked in front of the client. Strict measures were introduced because some time ago, a massive passion for piercing led to the rapid spread of serious diseases such as HIV infection and hepatitis.

The photo shows the neoplasm that appeared after the piercing.

Everyone who wants to get pierced in the tongue should know that a rather massive jewelry can cause irritation on the gum and injure it. Also, the presence of a foreign metal object in the mouth will negatively affect the condition of tooth enamel and may entail a change in taste. If suddenly the tongue after the procedure is swollen and numb, or there is an acute piercing pain that only intensifies, and in the organ itself begins to throb, you need to urgently seek medical help.

Intimate piercing.

Before initial healing * puncture
- Having oral and vaginal sex,
- Wear tight clothing in the groin area and synthetic underwear,
- Steam the puncture area in the first three days,
- Remove, rotate and stretch the jewelry, as well as “play” with it.
* The primary healing is considered the moment when there is no discharge, redness, discomfort in the puncture area. It arrives at least after 2 weeks and depends on many factors (for example, the state of immunity, the quality of jewelry, etc.).

With female intimate piercing, it is worth calculating the days of the procedure after menstruation. In the first three days it is worth sticking a daily sanitary pad and changing it every three hours.
Attention! Sexual infections will slow the healing process, so you should take care of the treatment before the puncture.
For the treatment of a puncture in the intimate area, it is worth using only Miramistin 3-4 times a day for the entire period of primary healing

. Wipe the piercing yes once a day. To begin, wash your hands thoroughly with antiseptic soap under running hot water. Then, with a stick soaked in antibacterial solution, thoroughly wipe the piercing and remove the resulting crust. If you regularly take a shower, the thin crust is usually removed by itself, but you need to carefully monitor and remove even the smallest particles with a cotton swab. Then rinse the piercing with a weak saline solution or a solution of magnesium sulfate. Dilute a quarter teaspoon of salt in a cup of water. The water should be pretty hot, but as much as you can handle it. Then, in a comfortable position, slowly water the piercing area with the resulting solution. Then check that the piercing balls are firmly fixed and gently wipe the piercing and the skin around it gently. With a successful set of circumstances and proper care, after four weeks you can change the jewelry. Compared to navel piercing, which really heals for a very long time and requires painstaking care, intimate piercing does not cause so much trouble. The less you disturb an intimate piercing, the faster it will heal. Do not play with it and do not try to change the decoration until the puncture channel is completely healed. Try not to enter into an intimate relationship for a month and avoid active oral contact. If the piercing does not heal, but you decide to have sex, be sure to use a condom. Improper and inadequate care of the piercing can lead to infection. If you notice purulent discharge, an unpleasant odor, swelling or redness - most likely an infection has got into the wound. Do not remove the piercing, in a similar situation, the piercing acts as a drainage device, allowing pus to go out and not accumulate inside the canal. If you remove the piercing, the canal will be delayed, but the pus will remain inside, which can lead to the formation of an abscess. Continue salt rinsing and be sure to see a specialist. An experienced master will tell you what to do in a given situation. If all the signs of infection are present, do not try to solve the problem with home remedies. Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide will destroy young cells in the healing zone, in addition, this can lead to drying of the skin and further complications. Oily products cover the wound with a thin layer of oil, which in turn prevents the flow of oxygen into unhealed tissues. At home, it is better to do with a mild antibacterial soap and saline solutions. Intimate piercing is a very piquant and interesting kind of piercing. Those who have it, I readily advise you to get such a lovely decoration for those who just decide on this procedure. However, before deciding on a puncture in the intimate area, discuss in detail with a professional piercing master all the details of the procedure, care and possible side effects. An intimate piercing is done in areas of increased sensitivity, hardly anyone wants to damage their innermost places. If you enjoy experimenting and have a positive attitude towards piercings in general, don't be afraid to do intimate piercings. You will certainly appreciate the benefits of this type of piercing, the main thing is to follow all the recommendations of the master and follow the rules of personal hygiene.

Healing and harm. How to care for individual piercings.

• Each person has their own normal healing rate, and the healing time for a puncture can vary significantly from person to person.
To avoid confusion, the recommended periods are indicated below during which to heal the piercing.
• Clean the puncture for the duration indicated for your type of piercing.
• If after this period your piercing is still in the healing phase, continue to regularly clean the puncture as recommended.

1. Ear piercing → earlobe for 4-6 weeks, ear cartilage for 6-10 weeks.

2. Tragus, Industrial, other complex punctures → 6-12 weeks.

3. Eyebrow piercing → 6-12 weeks.

4. Nose piercing → Nose wing: 4-6 weeks, Septum piercing: 6-8 weeks.

5. Lip puncture → 4-8 weeks.

6. Language → 10-15 weeks.

7. Puncture of the navel → 3-5 months.

8. Genital punctures → 2-6 weeks.

9. Nipples intim → 2-6 weeks.

Piercing can not be done with an exacerbation of any chronic disease. Therefore, before going to the salon, consult your doctor. It is also not recommended to perform piercing at elevated temperatures, with poor blood coagulability and in the presence of an allergic reaction to drugs of the lidocaine group (with a puncture with anesthesia).

The first 2-3 days after the puncture, so that inflammation does not begin, avoid getting into the wound of water. The hole itself (both exits) must be wiped twice a day - in the morning and in the evening, without removing the earring, and it needs to be “turned” several times so that the eyelet is completely cleaned and lubricated so that the medicine gets inside the channel. Вам понадобится раствор хлоргексидина или мирамистина - это антисептики широкого спектра действия. Также подойдет борный или салициловый спирт. Одеколон и духи не способствуют заживлению и их использовать нельзя. Можно использовать настойку календулы и наносить мази с антибиотиками.
Проколы на ушах (мочках и раковинах) и носу обрабатываются в течение примерно недели, на брови – около 3 недель. It is also not recommended to touch the puncture site with your hands so as not to infect the infection (therefore, it is not advisable to insert earrings for young children, because it is difficult for kids to resist the desire to touch jewelry with their hands).
In no case do not strip off a crust of blood from the decoration with the help of nails! To remove blood for half an hour, attach a pad soaked in chlorhexidine to the puncture site). Frequent washing is undesirable, this only irritates the wound once again, which increases the healing time. Intake of vitamin C, multivitamins and zinc-containing foods in the first two weeks speeds up healing. And if you have pierced in the abdomen or in the intimate area, do not wear tight-fitting underwear or underwear that does not allow air to pass through.

1. Do not scroll the puncture decoration
Scrolling the jewelry can cause the crusts adhering to the jewelry core (and the cheaper your jewelry is, the more crusts are formed on it), will tear off the fresh tissues that form in the channel, and healing with each scrolling will start from scratch. You will achieve the same effect if you scroll a file or a piece of sandpaper in a puncture.

2. If you didn’t wash your hands a second ago - KEEP THEM AWAY from the puncture (see next point)

3. Wash hands before procedures (google “How to wash hands” is not a joke, 99% of people cannot wash hands) or wear gloves

4. Do not use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other harsh products.
There is nowhere more to learn - here ..
Briefly: The use of ointments, antiseptics and especially antibiotics (Levomekol and the like) in 99% of cases is unjustified and harmful! What most clients take for pus is a normal wound exudate (lymph mixed with dead cells and bacteria) or a breakdown product of sebum (in the case of a healed puncture). Continue to care for the piercing normally (see below)


5. The puncture MUST NOT be dry, avoid crusting - they lead to injuries and the formation of excess scar tissue.

6. If you DO NOT OBSERVE the symptoms listed below:
- redness around the puncture the size of a five-ruble coin and more
- the skin around the puncture is very swollen and shiny
- it is impossible to touch the puncture site due to pain
- red or black broken lines diverge from a puncture
- STRONG cadaverous smell comes from the canal
- you have a temperature above 38 degrees
- loss of orientation, hallucinations
… it means everything is OK.

ONCE AGAIN: If you do not have all this, then the puncture does not fester and everything is in order with it.