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.
Moreover, what can you not do after a septum piercing?
What You Should NOT Do while Your Septum Piercing Heals
- Do Not Traumatize Your Septum Piercing. …
- Don’t Thin Your Blood. …
- Don’t Let Bacteria Infiltrate Your Septum Piercing. …
- Don’t Apply Soap Directly to Your Septum Piercing. …
- Don’t Apply Creams, Oils, Balms, or Ointments to Your Septum Piercing.
Simply so, how do you take care of a fresh septum piercing?
As with any piercing it is important to create a cleaning regime that you will complete every day, multiple times a day throughout the healing period. 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.
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.
Do septum piercings hurt? … Everyone has their own pain tolerance, so it’s worth bearing yours in mind, but a septum shouldn’t hurt much more than a standard nose piercing and it shouldn’t go through cartilage. It’ll be a strong pinch, the urge to sneeze, watery eyes, and hopefully not much more than that.
You absolutely can and should regularly take showers with a new septum piercing. When showering, make sure not to use a body wash or any other scented soaps to wash your septum piercing.
The aftercare for a septum piercing is pretty simple, says Outland. Most piercers recommend a saline solution to clean it, though Hirsch also suggests using antibacterial soup. Regardless of what you use, make sure you clean the piercing site twice a day until it’s fully healed.
No, you should try to avoid touching it as much as possible until it heals. Moving it around can tear the fistula and make the piercing take longer to heal and can possibly lead to an infection.
A septum piercing does most of its healing in 2 or 3 months, though it can take as long as 6 to 8 months to heal completely for some people.
BodyPiercingMag added that white build-up and discharge around the piercing is super normal, along with a little initial swelling that could cause your piercing to appear slightly crooked. That said, your discharge and swelling could also be indicators of something more serious.
You can use warm water and soap. Just keep it clean. Alcohol is ok too. If you want to use salt water that’s fine but not necessary.
Rotate your septum ring as much as the jewelry allows and clean the spot which is normally inside the septum channel. If the smell doesn’t go away, Take the jewelry out, soak it in warm water and gentle soap. Dip a soft piece of cloth or cotton puffs in the soapy water and rub the jewelry.
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.) … Twice a day saturate a cotton swab or Q-Tip with the cleaning solution, apply to the pierced area, let soak for a few minutes.