Health Tip: Body Piercing Poses Health Risks

By on January 26, 2011

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.

Source: HealthDay

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