Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Fatal Dangers of Tongue Piercing

    Tongue PiercingHere are the fatal dangers of tongue piercing:

    • The barbell of the jewelry can become loose and can go down in a wrong way i.e. it can wind up in your lungs. Now you can imagine clearly the consequences, if it really happens with you.
    • Your mouth is full of bacteria and it contains major blood vessels which can spread deadly infection to the brain which can easily kill you.
    • Chances are there that you can get a serious infection like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, if the artist by chance uses unsterilized equipment.
    • In extreme cases it may cause blood poisoning which ultimately leads to death.
    • It may cause oral cancers.
    • Your tongue can swell so large blocking your airways, and ultimately leading to death.
    • It can cause speech impediments.
    • Deep cyst formation
    • Severe damaging of veins and nerves
    • Neuromas i.e. overgrowth of nerve tissue
    • Endocarditis, it’s a disease caused when bacteria enters the bloodstream and damages the heart valves.

    Here are some dangerous consequences of tongue piercing:

    • In one case, a 25-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital after her tongue swelled up. She was found to be suffering from a rare condition called Ludwig’s Angina which did not respond to antibiotics. This news came in the British Dental Journal.
    • In one case, a teenage boy in England died of blood poisoning after getting his lip pierced. This news was published in the London’s Telegraph in November 2005.
    • In another case, a young girl died from Brain Abscess following a tongue piercing. This condition is rare, but it can happen to you too.

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