January 25, 2011
Health Tip: Body Piercing Poses Health Risks
Consider them before you get pierced
(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.