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Health Tip: Body Piercing Poses Health Risks

Health Tip: Body Piercing Poses Health Risks

01/26/11

(HealthDay News) -- Body piercings are increasingly popular, but they also come with potential health risks.

The Journal of the American Medical Association says possible risks from body piercing include:

  • The wound may not heal properly.
  • You may have pain.
  • Nearby tissue may swell.
  • You may have an allergic reaction to the metal.
  • A scar may develop.
  • Piercings in and around the mouth may damage the teeth.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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