Infection or irritation

When piercings are properly performed and cared for, complications such as irritation or allergy are far more common than infection. If you are concerned contact your piercer.
Your piercer will likely troubleshoot these are the most common cause for irritation

  • What aftercare are you using/following - Have a look at the the oral/body piercing aftercare links to see if this could be the problem.
  • Have you changed your jewellery - low quality metals such as surgical steel and plated golds will likely cause irritation.

Changing aftercare and/or jewelry size, style, or material often resolves problems.

If you still suspect an infection please contact your doctor.