|Aftercare for Cheek, Labret,
Monroe, Madison, Lip and Tongue
|You can reduce swelling if you start the day before you plan on getting your|
|piercing by taking Ibuprofen as directed on the label and continue for about |
the first 5-10 days. To be effective as an anti-inflammatory you must
maintain a certain level in your blood stream. You need about 3 doses to
reach that level.
|Immediately after an oral piercing care should be taken when smoking.|
|Drinking through a straw or spitting should be avoided. The suction required |
to draw on a cigarette or liquid through a straw can cause the piercing to
start bleeding. If this occurs try placing ice on the piercing and avoid spitting.
|By at least the next morning you should start rinsing with mouthwash|
|several times a day. You may want to dilute the mouthwash with water at |
first to lessen it's bite. Continue to rinse daily until piercing has healed.
|Warm salt water should be used at least twice daily to rinse with during the|
|first week or so.|
|Labret/Lip piercing can be cleaned on the outside with soap and water or|
|mouth wash as you choose.|
|As with all piercing never use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or Neosporin on|
|If you experience any problem or have any questions, please refer them to|
|your piercer. As a professional, they should be able to answer your |
questions and offer advice to put you on the path to a healthy piercing.