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    Default Is my piercing infected?

    I only had my piercing done a week ago on my lip. After an SSS, I noticed a yellowy solid stuff on my piercing, which I assumed had come out of the hole. The swelling from the initial piercing has only just gone down although it is still a little bit hard and swollen within sort of, 5mm of the piercing (can only feel it on the inside of my mouth really). It's not red on the outside or tender/sore to touch.

    I also haven't noticed any clear liquid come out at any stage of the process, it's always been a small amount of white solid stuff, like what you'd squeeze out of an acne spot. Should I be worried yet?

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    Nothing to worry about, the yellow/white stuff is just probably old lymph or sebum, totally normal. Signs of infection are excessive swelling, pain, throbbing, oozing pus (usually green/brown/dark yellow and smelly), red, hot to touch etc..the hardeness and swelling is also part of the healing process. As long as you have appropriate titanium or ptfe jewellery in there and look after it correctly then you'll be fine
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    I was worried because this was a lot more yellow than previously and there was more of it, but then the swelling has gone down substantially in the last few days, so I'm guessing it's to do with that. Thanks

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