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).
Accordingly, what can you not do after a septum piercing?
Proper aftercare also includes being careful with your new piercing. Be careful not to wear any clothing that could snag on your septum ring so as not to pull at and irritate it. Also, avoid playing with it or touching it in general, as it could cause it to take longer to heal.
Likewise, people ask, how do you clean a fresh septum piercing?
For around three months you will want to use a saline soak to clean the septum piercing. This soak should be done twice a day, once a day at the absolute minimum. It is easier to remember if it is done once in the morning and once at night. This piercing does not need to be cleaned more than two times a day.
Can you hide your septum piercing on the first day?
Technically yes but I would strongly recommend against it. First, septum piercings are typically done with a septum retainer. As a piece of jewelry it resembles a staple. You can wear it flipped up or down during the healing process, at which point it is replaced with the jewelry you like.
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.
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing.
While septum piercings take six to eight months to fully heal, you only need to follow a strict cleaning regimen for about a month. During this time, do a sea salt soak three times per day. During this time, you should also minimize contact with the piercing and keep creams and makeup away from your face.
The short answer on how to sleep with a new piercing comfortably and painlessly is to avoid sleeping on the piercing. Keep the piercing clean and free from infection, keep your bedding clean and do not try to sleep on the new piercing before it is completely healed. Even if it does not hurt you to do so.
Produced by your skins sebaceous gland, sebum works to coat, moisturize, and protect your skin. Sebum by itself is odorless, but when mixed with dead skin cells, bacteria, and dried blood, can smell like stinky cheese. Also known as ‘septum funk’, a smelly septum piercing won’t last forever.
General Care for Body Piercings
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.)
The single best thing you can do for your piercing is to keep up a regular regimen of salt water soaks. … Use pure sea salt (non-iodized) and not table salt, which contains extra chemicals that can irritate your piercing and dextrose (sugar) that can cause yeast infections.