Can I flip it up while healing? Yes! That’s one of the best things about this piercing– it can be flipped up while healing. … Remember to always wash your hands and piercing well before and after flipping it up, and don’t sleep with it flipped (unless you are wearing a retainer).
Keeping this in consideration, do septum piercings get infected easily?
Septum piercings have the same risks as most piercings, but some are more serious than others. Septums are not as likely to get infected as most piercings as there is plenty of mucous membranes (yuck) to fight off infections in your nose. Really the only risk is if putting in low-quality jewellery.
One may also ask, how long will my septum piercing be sore?
While the most tender and painful part of healing should be over in around 1-3 weeks, septum piercings take around 6 to 8 months to completely heal, and you can change the jewellery in 6 to 8 weeks providing it’s well-healed. You should try and leave it as long as possible, though.
Can I flip my septum on the first day?
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. It’s the same as twisting and will irritate your new septum piercing. If you have to flip, leave it flipped up for a while before moving it again.
Cleaning your new septum piercing in the shower is a great way to include your daily cleanings into your regular routine. Bring your saline solution, sea salt solution, or gentle soap into the shower with you. Avoid allowing any other face washes, shampoos, or body washes from entering the wound.
Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain.
That septum piercing is up inside your nose a few millimeters. To either side of the hole are the other sides of your nostrils. Curved jewelry bends down out of the nose and doesn’t bump into those nostril sides.
Your piercing might be infected if: the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour) there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow. you feel hot or shivery or generally unwell.
It depends on who you ask, but the general rule of thumb is to wait until:
- it’s no longer tender.
- the minimum healing time has passed, usually at least 2 to 3 months.
- it’s no longer weepy or crusty.
This piercing type goes through the narrow strip of skin on the septum just before the cartilage starts. It works best on noses with wider septums, as more narrow septums may not provide much of a surface area for the piercing.
Other than the first initial days—during which your septum piercing will probably feel a little tender—you shouldn’t expect any major pain or discomfort during the healing process (which, BTW, can take anywhere from six weeks to three months).
Most septum pierced people experience that smell at one time or another, Or at least enjoyed it in their healing process. Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well.