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    So I've decided this is my next piercing and was wondering does arnica actually help with the swelling a lot and if so which strength do I use cuz it comes in 30c and 6c.
    I've read that 30c is better for acute symptoms and emergencies even though it's diluted more, whereas 6c is better for long term so naturally I'm quite confused as 6c is less diluted so I figured it'd be better.
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    Haha, also would I be able to talk reasonably normally after 3-4 days (ie. will people be able to understand me?)
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    I used 30c, I wouldn't say it does nothing, but ibuprofen does a lot more.

    Yeah, you should be fine to talk. Maybe a little lispy but still understandable
    what's a few seconds of pain for a lifetime of shiny?

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    I'll try both then, I thought arnica would be pretty good as you have to dissolve it under your tongue anyway, also do you take it like a day before you're pierced and then carry on until the swelling stops?
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    Ummm.... not sure tbh. I started taking it the day I got pierced, the swelling takes a while to kick in. The first morning after is the worst, have a glass of water by your bed
    what's a few seconds of pain for a lifetime of shiny?

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    I can imagine, my medusa was bad enough, although it didn't help that I went out and got pissed after I had it done, no drinking this time
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitebunny View Post
    I used 30c, I wouldn't say it does nothing, but ibuprofen does a lot more.
    I have a feeling that'd be because in clinical trials, arnica doesn't work any better than placebo

    Edit - FYI, for a dilution of 30c - "Imagine a sphere of water with a diameter of 150 million kilometres (the distance form the earth to the sun). It takes light eight minutes to travel that distance. Picture a sphere of water that size, with one molecule of a substance in it: that's a 30c dilution." - Ben Goldacre

    To be a little more helpful and disengage my homeopath-trolling mode - if you think it works for you, then at the very least it won't do you any harm. As far as aftercare goes it's by far not the worst thing you could do.
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    Unrelated but marthamagic your hair is awesome-how'd u get it like that?
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    Haha why thankyou! And it's really patchy/yellowy bleached hair with diluted Crazy Colour Violette over the top
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    Ah well it's a very nice colour I love it
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    I can't take ibuprofen so all I could do was suck on ice after I got my tongue done. I only lisped for a couple of days. I did make sure to rinse after every meal and cigarette. Then I would suck on a piece or two of ice. I also went straight for the ice about 15 minutes after I had it done. My swelling was minimal with just the ice and rinsing. I don't know that it's necessary to buy something special just to keep the swelling down, just ice and ibuprofen.

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