Pain and Healing Time
You may have some blood, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at first. It may be sore, tender, and red for up to 3 weeks. Pierced nostrils heal completely in about 2 to 4 months.
Just so, how can I make my piercing less swollen?
Caring for a piercing site
- Stop any bleeding by applying direct pressure to the piercing site.
- Apply a cold pack to help reduce swelling or bruising. …
- Wash the wound for 5 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day, with large amounts of warm water.
- Elevate the piercing area, if possible, to help reduce swelling.
In this regard, should I twist my nose piercing?
Don’t twist or play with your nose jewelry, as this will irritate the piercing. Don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands. … Don’t ever force a ring back into the piercing hole. This can damage your skin.
Is it normal for a nose piercing to swell?
After getting a nose piercing, it’s normal to have some swelling, redness, bleeding, or bruising for a few weeks. As your piercing starts to heal, it’s also typical for: the area to itch. whitish pus to ooze from the piercing site.
A raised area around the piercing may be caused by: tissue damage — if the piercing gets knocked or is removed too early. infection — if the piercing is done in unsanitary conditions or is not kept clean. an allergic reaction to the jewelry.
Swelling is a normal part of the healing process for every piercing. … Some people swell very little, while others need to get even longer jewelry than they were pierced with to allow for excessive swelling of the pierced area.
When to remove a piercing
If a new piercing is infected, it is best not to remove the earring. Removing the piercing can allow the wound to close, trapping the infection within the skin. For this reason, it is advisable not to remove an earring from an infected ear unless advised by a doctor or professional piercer.
Turn the piercing: Rotate the piercing several times each day so that your earlobe does not swell around it. Ice: Ice helps decrease swelling and pain. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel and place it on your earlobe for 15 to 20 minutes every hour or as directed.
To make sure the healing process goes as smoothly as possible, wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry. Don’t soak your piercing in any water (other than saline solution) until it’s fully healed.
Don’t eat spicy, salty or acidy foods or liquids while you are healing. Avoid hot drinks such as hot chocolate, coffee, and tea. Eat cold foods and drinks as they lessen swelling. Be extra careful when eating crunchy foods.
However, the nose piercing healing process should be complete in a few months. A septum piercing will take at least six weeks to heal as long as the cartilage was not punctured by accident. Bridge piercings should heal completely within 8 to 12 weeks.
1. How much does it hurt? Jef Saunders, president of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), says that piercers often compare the pain to having an eyebrow wax procedure done or a getting a shot. “The pain itself is a combination of mild sharpness and pressure, but it is over extremely quickly,” he explains.