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Saturday June 28th, 2008 @ 5:40 PM

Filed under: Piercing

What is your opinion on Glyoxide as a tongue piercing aftercare?

When I started piercing, GlyOxide was a very common part of the aftercare routine for oral piercings. Today, you hardly ever hear of it being used/suggested. It’s absolutely not necessary. In fact, based upon my experience, it does much more harm than it does good.

As with all piercings, the more (and harsher) chemicals you put on a piercing, the longer it tends to take to heal. In terms of the damage it can do to newly-forming tissue, GlyOxide is pretty harsh stuff. I stopped suggesting GlyOxide about 10 years ago. I saw absolutely no increase in infections or increase in the number of problematic piercings. In fact, I saw piercings (especially tongue piercings) healing faster and having fewer problems.

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One Response to “Glyoxide”

  1. I got my tongue pierced 5 days ago and it hurts so bad I can’t even eat. What can I do?

    Melissa on January 16th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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