Here’s the good news: Even though a nose piercing takes a while to heal (more on that in a sec), you really only need to clean it a few times each day. “I recommend doing a saline rinse twice a day—on the inside and the outside of your nose,” says Ava Lorusso, professional piercer at Studs in NYC.
Herein, when can I stop cleaning my nose piercing?
When Can I Stop Cleaning My Nose Piercing? You can stop following a twice a day aftercare schedule with saline once your nose piercing is entirely healed. Again, that can take up to 6 months, or even more for some types of nose piercings, like a rhino piercing.
Secondly, how long does it take for a nose piercing to fully heal?
about 2 to 4 months
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.
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.
Once the standard healing time has passed, evaluate your piercing. If it looks like your skin’s gone back to normal, you’re probably ready to change your nose ring. If there is swelling, tenderness, redness or other forms of discoloration, or any discharge from the piercing, leave it alone for the time being.
You can wash your face even after getting a new nose piercing. You can wash your face as you ordinarily would, but you need to avoid the nose area. … Also, avoid getting any face wash or bathing soap in it either.
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.
Can I take a shower with my new nose piercing? Yes, but despite showering as you would normally, the last thing you’d have to do is to clean out the piercing correctly. After or while showering, you’d have to lather up the area with some mold, anti-bacterial soap with clean hands, then wash the piercing area gently.
You could be allergic to the metal in your nose jewelry. Nerve damage. Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain. Scarring.
Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the area with a thin layer of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, and a non-stick bandage. Apply more petroleum jelly and replace the bandage as needed.
How Do You Know When Your Nose Piercing is Healed? Most nostril piercings will take roughly about 2-3 months at the minimum to be completely healed. After that time a good rule of thumb is if you go a good solid 2-3 weeks without seeing any crust or discharge then your piercing could possibly be healed.
Too tight a fit: Many nose studs, especially those from the evil piercing guns, are very short and fit too tightly on the nostril. The initial swelling that follows a piercing can make them sink deeply into the nose, cutting off air to the healing piercing and making it impossible to clean properly.
The pain. Like any other piercing, there’s some discomfort and mild pain with a nose piercing. However, when a professional performs a nostril piercing, the pain is minimal.