Asked in Body Piercing
If you have heart murmur and a piercing gets infected can you die?
July 13, 2009 6:35PM
Well it depends on how old you are and a few other factors. Youth and Teens quite often have heart murmurs this isn't a big deal when you figure out that you are still growing and developing you could almost expect it. I know I had a murmur when I was young and I made it this far so.......... Now as for the infection, it depends on how sever the infection is, if its swollen and discharging puss and warm to the touch it's infected and needs to be dealt with asap. If it isextremely swollen discharging puss and blood is warm to the touch and painful you are on the border of it becoming septic and you should get you butt into the doctors office or Emergency and not be gawking at the computer screen. Infections are funny things they can appear to be getting better then turn on you without you knowing it and go from bad to worse that quickly, in fact if left unchecked and infected piercing can go septic and kill you by means of blood poisoning which causes kidneys and other organs to shut down. Not unlike TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) which does the same thing but has less outward indicating signs. Your body is an amazing complex machine with integrated systems that check each other to ensure everything is running at peak levels, when something isn't right it sends you signals to tell you something is out of whack and needs to be looked at. That's why infections indicate themselves with the signs of swelling, pain, heat and discharge of puss, something is wrong and needs to be looked at. If you have an infected piercing wash it with antibacterial soap and pleanty of running water and seek further assistance from a professional body piercer or a doctor.