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thewendybird
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Quote thewendybird Replybullet Topic: tongue ring swelling!
    Posted: December/01/2008 at 6:55pm
I got my tongue pierced about an hour ago and I read the first couple of days are the worst, so how can i cope? Right now my tongue is really sore, which makes sense, and also my tongue is pretty swollen!

What can i do to ease the pain and decrease swelling as well as quicken healing time?
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Quote freckled20 Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 7:15pm
ibuprofen. cold drinks. very soft foods (I decided to believe that pasta was a soft food today--- wrong). try not to play with it at all. and I've found that after rinsing my mouth with listerine for about 30 seconds, my tongue goes numb. totally awesome :) [ps, I just got my tongue pierced last night]
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Quote HellCat13 Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 7:26pm
i got my tongue pierced like 5 years ago, and when i got it the swelling was gona in about 3 days, so i would say eat alot of waterice, eat soft food, and take ibuprofen!
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Quote bondagekitten Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 7:37pm
yup, agree with the above but make sure you use the alcohol free mouth wash or just use a saline mouth wash (not that tastey but the best thing for your mouth).

Also don't try to eat spagetti hoops while you still have the big bar in or peas, hoops were funny but painfull catching over the bar but when I tried peas I kept biting the top ball.

I've had my tounge done for 12 1/2 years now and wouldn't be without it.
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Quote Kiyishima Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 10:47pm
Ice creammmmm was my favorite for the first week. Although after the first day I could eat whatever I wanted, i still took it easy. Ice cream and slurpees, and anything cold was wonderful.
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Quote jim01 Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 11:06pm
 any kind of crushed ice my piercer says sonic crushed ice is the best
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Quote kitanatalia Replybullet Posted: December/01/2008 at 11:19pm
ice water feels amazing. and crushed ice...freezie pops but make sure you rinse after stuff like freezie pops. pudding is good food. I also used to crush my ramen noodles and decrease the sodium in em...good food. and soup is good.
it will feel better soon, don't worry.
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Quote AileenFritz Replybullet Posted: December/02/2008 at 12:55pm

ibuprofen, motrin, etc..  will help with the pain and the swelling...  <ost of the other pain relievers are also blood thinners..  Alos, if you area smoker, quit, or at least cyt back some...  Soft food yes!!  Thick food, NO!!   Your tongue needs to pull the food into the back of your mouth to swallow,,,   LOL!,,,   So place food further back in the mouth, or enjoy cold drinks, and ice creams...      the worst will be over soon, I PROMISE!!!!

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Quote howellbe Replybullet Posted: December/11/2008 at 5:21pm
dont go overboard on the mouthwash, no more than 2-3 times a day, otherwise your tongue will get a whitish film on it thats hard to scrub off (which goes away after time but is not very pleasany.

I'd say just ice, cold water, and popsicles (but be careful)
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Quote Wallie Replybullet Posted: December/12/2008 at 5:15am
i didnt get much swelling & it went down within a few hrs... but i had a frozen coke after i had mine & was fine after that... i even ate pizza that same night. i guess it shows everyone has different reactions to tongue piercings.
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