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Monroe Piercing Help ?!?!?! Ashley B♥B Mom 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 27964 posts
Oct 29th '09

If you have it done , what was the healing process like ?

How long was it swollen , red or crusty ?

How do you know its infected ?

Thanks

Taylor+1 Due June 22; 1 child; Florida 383 posts
Oct 29th '09

Mine was never swollen or crusty, but it never got infected.

xilwolx 6 kids; New York, ny, United States 20879 posts
Oct 29th '09

mine was swollen for a few days

arizona 1 child; Arizona 2700 posts
Oct 29th '09

Mine was only swollen for the first day or two. It got a little crusty every now and then. That's normal. Just keep an eye out for green puss..that's a no go, but if it does get infected, justcontinuouslyclean it. Don't take it out, because it can trap the infection inside.

★Jai★ TTC since Jul 2016; 1 child; 2 angel babies; New York 12543 posts
Oct 29th '09
Quoting Ashley B♥B Mom:
Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
Oct 29th '09

If it's kind goopy/crusty & the goop/crust smells, it's infected. However, it's very common for piercings to let out a discharge as its healing. Mine was swollen for about a week.

maaaaaaaa 2 kids; Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 3644 posts
Oct 29th '09

i've had mine twice. the first time it was only numb/swollen for a day or two. you have to be careful for about a week after eating. should rinse mouth with mouthwash so it doesn't get infected. mine was never crusty/dry. you'll know when it's infected. it will get all red and start to hurt.

Madi & Cohee's Mummy 2 kids; Australia 701 posts
Oct 29th '09

I got it!!! hurt like all hell lol. it didn't really stay swelled for long, and i sorta got a bit crusty but i think that was because I wasn't diluting the dettol lol. it took a few months for mine to heal compleatly

user banned Virginia 25418 posts
Oct 29th '09

It will take up to6 weeks to heal.
It should only be swollen for about 3-4 days
It will stay red for about 3 weeks (just a small circle around the piercing)
It will "crust" for about 2-3 weeks.



You will know if it is infected because there will be a white/yellow puss coming from it. It will have a sharp sting throughout.



Whatever you do...do NOT put antibiotic cream, peroxide, or rubbing alcohol on it. These will cause your body to reject the metal.

Mrs. Lutz +2 18 kids; Ellsworth, Maine 6434 posts
Oct 29th '09

I did mine mine self and it didn't swell and I cleaned it three times a day and ad no problems.

Ashley B♥B Mom 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 27964 posts
Oct 29th '09

Thanks ladies ..

Mine is really red still , its been about a week but everyone keeps asking me if its infected & its freaking me out !

Ashley B♥B Mom 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 27964 posts
Oct 29th '09
Quoting 41 weeks 4 days:
user banned Virginia 25418 posts
Oct 29th '09
Quoting Ashley B♥B Mom:
Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
Oct 29th '09
Quoting Brooklyn's ♥ Mommy:
Ashley B♥B Mom 3 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 27964 posts
Oct 29th '09

My piercer gave me a bottle of mouth wash and some soap .. I rinse my mouth every time after I eat and I wash it 2x a day , could it be dry ?