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.
In respect to this, is my septum piercing crooked or swollen?
Swelling during the first few weeks can make the piercing appear to be crooked too. Siince the most common jewelry used is an expanded Circular Barbell, sometimes the jewelry itself will end up a little crooked. In some cases the pressure of the Septum cartilage can cause the jewelry to shift or move during healing.
Likewise, should a septum piercing be tight?
The ideal fit should be wrapping around the piercing, without indenting or compressing any tissue. Heres an example of migration because of a ring that was too tight. That being said, when it comes to septum piercings that need to flip, they break some rules with diameter.
Can I flip my septum on the first day?
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. It’s the same as twisting and will irritate your new septum piercing. If you have to flip, leave it flipped up for a while before moving it again.
A septum piercing is going to take between two to three months to heal. Right after it is pierced there might be a few days of swelling, where it will feel uncomfortable. After a few days this piercing shouldn’t hurt unless accidentally moved or bumped.
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.
The piercings should be towards the front of the nose, and placed up at the nostrils. If a ring is oversized, it may have some hang, but there should be some that show a properly fitted placement. A red flag is all photos where the jewelry hangs down to the lip.
If it is extremely low, you run the risk of rejection or catching and pulling it out. A proper septum piercing, such as the two pictured, should be higher inside the nose. … Piercing it too low is easier for a piercer to do, even though your new piercing will not look good or feel good.
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).
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.
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.
Most septum pierced people experience that smell at one time or another, Or at least enjoyed it in their healing process. Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well.
You probably have dried crusties. It’s generally recommended to keep it either up or down for the duration of healing. If you absolutely must flip it down, soak it in some warm water for a few minutes to soften the crusties.