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. … Try to avoid these touching your septum if you can.
Thereof, how do I treat an infected piercing?
Gently pat dry the affected area with clean gauze or a tissue. Then apply a small amount of an over-the-counter antibiotic cream (Neosporin, bacitracin, others), as directed on the product label. Turn the piercing jewelry a few times to prevent it from sticking to the skin.
Just so, can a septum piercing cause a sinus infection?
Veins in this area are connected to your sinus cavity. Any procedure on this part of your face could cause a serious infection. You could also be more likely to get: Infection.
What happens if your septum gets infected?
Infection happens when bacteria gets into the piercing, causing inflammation. It can be dangerous if left untreated. It’s normal for the piercing to be a bit sore, crusty, and even showing white discharge when healing.
A septum piercing is going to take between two to three months to heal. Right after it is pierced there might be a few days of swelling, where it will feel uncomfortable. After a few days this piercing shouldn’t hurt unless accidentally moved or bumped.
Treatment / Management
Oral antibiotics such as cephalexin or clindamycin provide coverage for streptococcus and staphylococcus. If concerns for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus exist, then oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole confers adequate coverage.
According to Thompson, the telltale signs of an infection are simple: “The area around the piercing is warm to the touch, you notice extreme redness or red streaks protruding from it, and it has discolored pus, normally with a green or brown tint,” Thompson says.
Treating New Pierced Ear Infections (during first 6 weeks):
Clean the infected area 3 times a day. Wash hands with soap and water before touching the ear or earring. Use cotton swab (“Q-Tip”) dipped in pierced ear solution (see #3 below). Clean exposed earring (both sides).
Each side of the nose typically swells or contracts every 2 to 6 hours in a cycle that allows the nasal passages to take turns filtering and recovering. When the septum cartilage is damaged, torn, or deteriorated, as it is with a septum perforation, it can affect your ability to properly regulate airflow.
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.
about 2 to 3 months