I just got my tongue pierced on Monday, and it is now Wednesday. On Tuesday my tongue was fine, but eating was difficult, and then I began to produce an excessive amount of phlegm. Today, my tongue is very swollen, so much that you can tell my mouth is full just by looking at me, and it is in a lot of pain. With all the phlegm and swolleness, it is very hard to swallow causing my throat to be sore. I just really hope I haven't acquired an infection, and that the swelling goes down before I go home this weekend, so I can actually talk! Please tell me if I'm going to survive, or if I'm going to choke on all the phlegm.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From the symptoms it looks like an infection of the pierced tongue. Swab samples of the piercing site have to be taken and sent for culture-sensitivity along with blood culture to isolate the infecting organism.
Then specific antibiotics-topical as well as oral have to be started.Till the report of the culture comes,the doctors will start with broad spectrum antibiotics.
so please consult a doctor as soon as possible.
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