That my piercing was becoming infected
It looks quite raw
Although it is not sore
And I have to admit
I have purged a few times in the last couple of days
So I don't know if that has contributed
I saw my doctor this morning
Nice Woman Doctor
She brought it to my attention that it could in fact be infected
She asked if I am allergic to penicillin
As that would be the best medication for it
But I am in fact allergic
So I had to get a less effective one
She also told me to soak it in a salt water solution
And to take progress photos over the next week
To see if it's getting better or worse
I am so disappointed
So disappointed that I purged
That I let this happen
I thought I was doing everything right
And I was at first
My ED got the better of me
And now I have an infected lip piercing
The doctor said that if it hadn't improved in a few days
The bar will need to come out
I am just going to be so diligent over the next week
And hope that I have caught it in time
Got that Ruby?
So I wanted to ask any of you lovely ladies who have piercings
Have you ever had an infection from one?
How did you deal with it?
Did you have to take the piercing out?
Did it heal?
I really don't want to have to take the bar out
It was an expensive and painful procedure
And it would be a shame to have to let it close up and heal
I know this is my own stupid fault
Maybe the purging had nothing to do with it
But I suspect it has
I am just so annoyed at myself
That is all