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.
Just so, can a nose piercing infection make you sick?
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.
Keeping this in view, when should I go to the doctor for an infected nose piercing?
Call your doctor if you experience any of these infection symptoms: Fever. Red, swollen skin around the pierced area. Pain when touching the pierced area.
How do you fix an infected nose piercing?
Five ways to get rid of a nose piercing bump
- Use proper aftercare. Proper aftercare should prevent damage to tissue or an infection that could cause a bump. …
- Use hypoallergenic jewelry. …
- Use a sea salt solution. …
- Try tea tree oil. …
- Apply a warm compress.
Minor pierced ear infections can be treated at home. With proper care, most will clear up in 1 to 2 weeks.
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.
Symptoms of piercing rejection
- more of the jewelry becoming visible on the outside of the piercing.
- the piercing remaining sore, red, irritated, or dry after the first few days.
- the jewelry becoming visible under the skin.
- the piercing hole appearing to be getting larger.
- the jewelry looking like it is hanging differently.
Nose piercing healing process
Headaches are a less common side effect of piercing, though little medical research has been done. It’s possible that both getting a piercing and wearing jewelry in a piercing can cause headaches.