Is this normal for a healing tongue piercing?

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Wednesday May 16th, 2012 @ 1:42 AM

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I got my tongue piercing done 2 weeks ago by a professional. By the 2nd week, swelling and pain had completely gone down and everything was great. I’ve yet to change to a smaller size. But now, if you can see by the picture, there’s a raised, swollen ring forming around the bottom of the piercing. It hurts a bit too. A wet cough also started around this time, and I still have it, and I’m taking medicine for it & cleaning my mouth thoroughly. I just want to know if this is a result of my tongue being irritated by my cough and what exactly is happening?

Thank you. :)

At two weeks, this is relatively common with oral piercings as the jewellery will be quite large and its nearly impossible not to bump or irritate the piercing during the healing. The bad news is that it is most likely too early to downsize (usually its done around the 4th-6th week) however the good news is that it normally goes down once you do get it downsized.

It can also begin to form if the piercing has been done off center, passing through more tissue than normal. It does appear that the piercing is slightly off to your left, however I feel it may be caused from playing with it. Make sure you leave it the hell alone so it can fully heal up.

If it does get worse, make sure to see your piercer so they can check it out and make sure its nothing more serious.

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2 Responses to “Is this normal for a healing tongue piercing?”

  1. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    Nike Elite Jerseys NFL on November 15th, 2012 at 2:30 am
  2. Hello. Im currently going through this in my 4th month having my tongue pierced! I down sized after two months but it felt too tight and I found myself constantly bending the flexible rod. I moved back to the long bar I think its comfortable but should I change it?

    Cena on January 21st, 2013 at 2:02 am

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