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I've never heard of using mouthwash before just non-idozed sea salt mixed with warm water. Make sure you are only cleaning it two or three times a day, and only move the piercing when you are cleaning it so you do not drag any crusties into the hole. Also make sure you are not sleeping on you face as that may agitate it. If you have any concerns contact your piercer and they can recommend specific things. Good luck.
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Swelling can last anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
It depends on the person.
My swelling lasted a whole month >.<
i was told not to use soap on my piercings. it dries it out and can actually infect it.
Monroe piercing still red and swollen, how much longer?
I dont think my piercing is infected, its forming "crusties" like I was told it would, I do salt soaks, rinse with alcohol free mouth wash, brush my teeth after meals and use anti-bacterial soap, but its been a week, why does the swelling go away and come back? also theres still a circle of red around the piercing... I'm going back to work Monday after 2 weeks off and was hoping at that point it would look "normal" (no redness, no swelling) any ideas on what I should do to reduce the redness and swelling before Monday?? thanks =)