Infected Lip Piercing

An infection is one of the most common risks and problems with getting a lip piercing.

Signs of an infected lip piercing start with pain and swelling. An infected piercing may be sore to the touch, discharge a yellow or green puss, or be excessively red around the jewelry.

If you think that your piercing is infected, use listerine or salt wash after you eat. You’ll also want to clean the outside of the piercing with antibacterial soap.

Do not remove the jewelry if the piercing is infected. The infection can get strapped in the body. If the infection worsens, seek medical attention.

Do not use peroxide or alcohol on an infected lip piercing.