Any procedure on this part of your face could cause a serious infection. You could also be more likely to get: Infection. Bacteria that line the inside of your nose can cause an infection.
Regarding this, how do I know if my nose piercing is infected?
Although minor swelling and redness are expected, signs of a more serious infection include:
- an uncomfortable level of pain, throbbing, or burning around the piercing site.
- unusual tenderness at the piercing site.
- an unpleasant odor with green or yellow pus oozing from the piercing site.
Subsequently, how do I make sure my nose piercing doesn’t get infected?
To maintain a nose piercing:
- Don’t apply over-the-counter antiseptics, including Neosporin. …
- Don’t use hydrogen peroxide — this will cause irritation in the piercing.
- Don’t twist or play with your nose jewelry, as this will irritate the piercing.
- Don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands.
Can I clean my nose piercing with just water?
A person can clean a nose piercing by soaking the piercing site in warm saline water and keeping it submerged in the water for 3–5 minutes. A small mug or eggcup works well to hold the saline.
USE WARM SEA SALT WATER (SALINE) SOAKS – MORNING AND EVENING
Soaking your piercing with a warm, mild sea salt water solution will not only feel good, it will also help prevent infection, reduce the risk of scarring, and speed the healing of your piercing.
Can I pop my nose piercing bump? NO. With keloids and granulomas there’s nothing to pop ‘out’ of your bump. And with pustules, just because you think you’re a dab hand at popping pimples on your face, does not mean you should be popping pustules on your piercings.
If you don’t have these more serious symptoms, read on for five tips on how to resolve a nose piercing bump.
- You may need to change your jewelry. …
- Make sure to clean your piercing 2 to 3 times a day. …
- Cleanse with a sea salt soak. …
- Use a chamomile compress. …
- Apply diluted tea tree essential oil.
It is always advisable to use an ayurvedic antiseptic on a regular basis after piercing your nose at least for two weeks. Make sure that you wash your hands before applying the ointment. Also, avoid eating any sour fruit for a week. This will heal the area faster and prevent any infection.
Treating the infection at home
- Wash your hands before touching or cleaning your piercing.
- Clean around the piercing with a saltwater rinse three times a day. …
- Don’t use alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or antibiotic ointments. …
- Don’t remove the piercing. …
- Clean the piercing on both sides of your earlobe.
In a small bowl, combine a pinch of non-iodized fine-grain sea salt (about 1/8 teaspoon) and about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of very warm water. Soak the piercing in the mixture for five minutes.
How are infected ear piercings treated?
- Applying a warm compress to the infected earlobe or cartilage.
- Rinsing the infected earlobe with sterile saline.
- Using antibiotic ointment on the affected area.
- Taking oral antibiotics for more severe infections.
General Care for Body Piercings
Always wash hands thoroughly before contact with piercing. Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.) Do not use bacitracin or other ointments.
(ie, Phisoderm, Bactine, or liquid antibacterial soaps such as Dial, Lever 2000, or Softsoap) and avoid perfumed products. Dilute 50/50 with water if irritation occurs. Leave the cleanser on the skin for 3 minutes; lather and work the ring back and forth through the piercing half a dozen times.
1. How much does it hurt? Jef Saunders, president of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), says that piercers often compare the pain to having an eyebrow wax procedure done or a getting a shot. “The pain itself is a combination of mild sharpness and pressure, but it is over extremely quickly,” he explains.