Tongue piercing healing process?

I got my tongue pierced yesterday and the piercer didn't really inform me of the healing process. I've researched the healing process and everyone says the swelling is worse on days 2-4 and the pain is worse etc.. My pain and swelling were far worse yesterday, but i still have swelling and pain today. Is... show more I got my tongue pierced yesterday and the piercer didn't really inform me of the healing process. I've researched the healing process and everyone says the swelling is worse on days 2-4 and the pain is worse etc.. My pain and swelling were far worse yesterday, but i still have swelling and pain today. Is this normal? Also I'm rinsing my mouth with a alcohol free mouh wash, should i replace/also use saltwater? Ideas also of what to eat during the healing process would be much appriciated :)
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