Is my monroe piercing infected, if so, what should i do?

I pierced my monroe myself 3 days ago. (stfu.) It hasnt been too swelled the first few days, nor has it been painful. But yesterday, i started to notice the ball going into my skin, due to swelling. I put on a bigger ball so that it wouldnt seep into the hole. I woke up this morning to find this ball also going into my skin and the disc(the other side of the labret, the part IN my mouth) also going into my skin. I decided to take the ball off for a while. I dont have it on right now.I think if the swelling would go down, then it would be fine. Ive been cleaning it with peroxide, which i hear irritates oral piercings. So what should i use instead? I have no money, and no way to get to the store. So i cant get any h2ocean or anything. If i could, i would get that. What about salt water? Ive also been putting a little neosporin on the outside. Is that bad? ps, i have a 16 gauge in, if that makes a difference.

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  1. Lauren Says:

    Okay first things first, keep moving the piercing around so it doesn’t go into the skin.
    Secondly, you should only clean with Salt and hot water. Use a little cotton wool bud to wipe the salt and hot water around the piercing. Good luck

  2. Andrea Says:

    Use lukewarm salt water, and clean it every time you eat/touch it/bite your nails! Peroxide is harsh!

  3. Faron Says:

    Well you shouldn’t take the piercing out because that would trap the infection inside. I just got my lip pierced and for the swelling i recommend taking some ibuprofen and put some ice on it. If you don’t have any ibuprofen you could get it at the dollar store. Also for the infection STOP with the peroxide. Use a salt water mix of half table salt and half really warm water. Rinse the inside of your mouth and hold it on to the outside of the piercing for a few minutes then rinse it off with water, this will help draw out the infection. I hope this helps!

  4. melissa Says:

    I would take it out. I had a mouth piece did it professional the flat part started to growth of skin covering . It hurt to I was doing telemarketing always talking with it so newly peirced. I took it out. Since yours is not being treated the right way with careful products to help heal. I say look into finding ways to care for your peircing or take it out. Your mouth heals really quickly too. Check website below. To care for Monroe piercing

  5. A Yahoo! user Says:

    you really shouldn’t have done it yourself. but it’s too late now.
    the ball isn’t going to do anything.
    you need to make sure the labret is sticking out a good bit.
    when i got mine done (PROFESSIONALLY) i had a long labret in case of swelling.
    do not clean it with peroxide and do not use neosporin.
    just use antibacterial soap and warm salt water.

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