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Lip Piercing Can Be Fatal

by Medindia Content Team on  November 13, 2005 at 2:12 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
The mother of a 17-year-old teenager named Daniel Hindle of Carvale Drive, Richmond, Sheffield was reduced to tears after a coroner's jury returned the verdict of 'death by misadventure.'
Lip Piercing Can Be Fatal
Lip Piercing Can Be Fatal
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Daniel died in December 2002 - two months after he got his lip pierced in a salon in the city. He was admitted to a hospital after vomiting and developed a raging fever.

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Commenting on the verdict, South Yorkshire coroner Chris Dorries said that lip piercing was dangerous, but Body Poppers, the salon where Daniel got his lip pierced was not to blame. Daniel's mother Christina Anderson said that when her son died she had believed that the body piercing was the cause, 'I hope that this today, and the wider attention the inquest has attracted, will cause anyone considering undertaking body piercing to stop and think twice about these risks,' she said in tears. She added that she intended to dedicate herself to educating teenagers about the risks involved.

Mr. Dorries echoed her comments, 'Those who are vulnerable to infection, because of a heart condition or any other reason, perhaps need to understand this isn't just the fusty old adults trying to stop their fun. There can be very real risks,' he said. Ms Anderson's solicitor Richard Starkie was of the opinion that there should be national guidelines 'regarding the training and standards of those practicing body piercing. In this case, body piercing started a chain of events that eventually cost Daniel his life.'

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WELL IM 17 AND I WANT TO GET MY RIGHT SIDE OF MY LIP PIERCED, BUT I WANNA BE SURE IF IT'S SAFE.I'VE BEEN DECIDING TO LET MY FRIEND DO IT CAUSE HE HAS DONE ALOT OF THEM TO HIMSELF & NOTHING HAS HAPPENED TO HIM..SO MY QUESTION IS ..SHOULD I LET MY HOMIE DO IT?
guest Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Ooh and my mum says i have to check it out before i really decide, i need all the advice i can get
guest Monday, October 2, 2006
well i am 13 and i really want a lip peircing, i am very confused wit my desire to get the peircing, and my fear of being ill, plzzz help
guest Monday, October 2, 2006
I got my nose pierced and it got infected because I touched it too much. There are a lot of dangers whenever you get any kind of piercing. A lot of things touch your lip/mouth during the day. I probably will never get a lip ring. Also when you get anything pierced, the paper work clearly states that you shouldn't get anything pierced if you have heart problems or any other medical problems. Don't be stupid people! They won't be so awesome when you're dead! But they still are so much fun...if you're careful.
guest Friday, August 18, 2006
I want my lip pierced but my parents wont let me. I've read the dangers and the chances of them happening and everything. But they still ing say "No."
guest Wednesday, August 9, 2006
your lips stand out the most then the nose. the lips are the best thing to get done:)
guest Monday, May 29, 2006
I just wanted to point out that, aside from ear piercing, lip piercing is one of, if not the, oldest form of body modification. It is not a new trend.
guest Wednesday, December 7, 2005
you people shouldn't get your lips done becasue you, can die and you can be in the hospital for more then 1 week. well that's all I have to say about people getting your lips done,well I have to go because I am in school doing my homework.......REMEMBER THAT PLEASE????????
guest Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Body Piercing is an art & hence to be performed by professional. Unfortunately most teenagers in their enthusiasm to be different don’t bother to find out the best shops for their body piercing. If some standardization can be met it could help youngsters & parents to make the right decision.
guest Sunday, November 13, 2005

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