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.
Then, how do you clean a septum piercing after its healed?
Here are some general guidelines for keeping your piercing clean and healthy while it’s healing:
- Don’t touch your nose piercing until you’ve washed your hands with soap and water.
- Rinse your piercing twice a day with warm water and a saline solution. …
- Use gentle, unscented soap on the piercing.
Moreover, should you twist your septum piercing?
It used to be advised to twist the jewelry in piercings to help the hole heal, but that actually causes you to rip and irritate the tissue. Twisting will cause your healing times to increase. A lot of people get septum piercings because they think they are easy to hide, and they can be.
How does an infected septum piercing look?
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.
Any piercing has the potential to be rejected. Rejection depends on the person’s immune system and how well the piercing heals. But, the body tends to reject some types of piercings more often than others.
For around three months you will want to use a saline soak to clean the septum piercing. … This piercing does not need to be cleaned more than two times a day. The saline solution that is used for cleaning is made from non-iodized sea salt and a gallon of distilled water.
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).
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.)
Most Painful Piercings
- Daith. A daith piercing is a puncture to the lump of cartilage in your inner ear, above the ear canal. …
- Helix. The helix piercing is placed in the cartilage groove of the upper ear. …
- Rook. …
- Conch. …
- Industrial. …
- Dermal Anchor. …
- Septum. …
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.
Most piercings can be uncomfortable since a needle is pushed through the skin. The level of pain while piercing varies depending on where the piercing is done and the individual’s pain tolerance. Septum piercings can be painful, especially if the septum deviates. It feels like a strong pinch/prick/sting.
If your septum was pierced incorrectly, blood capillaries may have been broken and can cause uncomfortable fluid and blood build up. If you notice an excessive amount of pressure in or around your septum, contact your doc.
Yes, vaseline and petroleum jelly products are meant to protect the skin. No, you should not use it on your piercing.