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How do i know if my lip piercing is infected?

it doesnt hurt at all, but for some reason when i clean is yellow/white stuff comes out. just a little. i dont wanna tell my mom cause she didnt even want me to get it to begin with. i was wondering if there was a way i could clean it better? any tips

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motherlover

the yellow white stuff is called puss. gooood sign that your lip might fall off.

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It looks really icky lolz:)..and with what you described it's definitely infected..good luck wit dat

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duhh

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The human mouth could arguably be considered the dirtiest place you are exposed to regularly; yes dirty than most bathrooms (even truckstops). So when you create an open wound near it you MUST keep constant care of it until it heals.

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If it looks infected

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Go to the clinic.

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Buy some Listerine.This may Sting, but until you work up the nerve to face your parent honestly with this problem...this solution will hold the infection in check. 3x a day, pour about an ounce of Listerene on it. Blot gently and let it dry.Keep your Hands Off of it...and keep hands Very clean, do Not touch your eyes.If it appears to worsen get to a clinic,AND tell your parent how Wise she was to not recommend a piercing. Westie J.

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the pus is normally if it hurts after the first week then its infected if its been a week and it dont hurt ur fine dat means its healing

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Pus is infection. Clean it and go to a doctor.

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that yellowish white stuff that comes out is normal its healing if its not hurting. i know cause im going thru same thing and ive asked several people that's had their lip done and they said it normal but yea after you eat rinse mouth with alcohol free mouth wash or dilute listerine like half listerine half water so it dnt sting as bad or rinse with salt water rinse and on outside use salt water mix or antibacterial soap and water

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The puss happens to everyone, I pierce people's mouths for a living, and many have come o me asking if it is an infection, and it isn't, the white/yellow/green puss is normal, don't worry about it, but if you really are worried, go to your local clinic :)

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