Sunday August 5th, 2012 @ 7:07 PM
Filed under: Tongue
I thought I’d ask this question because I’ve searched all over the internet and found no similar case.
I had my tongue double pierced 3 months ago. It still lymphs almost daily.
I’m getting quite annoyed because 2 years ago I had a single piercing (since retired) that stopped lymphing after a month.
Now these two new piercings are further back and so “deeper” but still…it feels sometimes like these two new piercings will never heal. It’s so frustrating.
From what I gather, most people think that tongue piercings heal within 4 to 6 weeks but I see the occasional site that reports up to 6 months or even a year?
Any ideas on what I can do? Is my case particularly unusual? or have you seen tongue piercings lymph for months like is happening to me? Am already swishing with SSS regularly. Some days I get not much or no lymph and I start to get confident then BAM I suddenly get a good flow of it.
By the way, I know it’s lymph and definitely not pus, I can tell the difference between the two. I’m very frustrated and don’t want to go without kissing for a whole year!
You didn’t give a lot of details regarding your piercings so its hard to tell you what you can do different.
First thing I would suggest is switching to a high quality titanium barbell.The current jewelry may be lower quality and be keeping you from healing. Secondly keep doing your SSS rinses just make sure you are mixing correctly. 1/4 tsp non iodized sea salt to 8 oz distilled water. A change in mouthwash/toothpaste may help as well. Something non alcoholic for the rinse and a mild non bleaching/non whitening toothpaste. Regular water rinses after meals/drinks/smokes may help as well.
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