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.
Besides, how do I get my nose piercing swelling to go down?
A sea salt solution is a natural way to keep the piercing clean, help it heal, and reduce any swelling that may be causing an unsightly bump. A person can dissolve ? to ¼ of a teaspoon of sea salt in 1 cup of warm distilled or bottled water, rinse the piercing with the solution, then gently pat it dry.
Considering this, why is my nose swollen around my piercing?
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.
How do I make sure my nose piercing doesn’t get infected?
To maintain a nose piercing:
- Don’t apply over-the-counter antiseptics, including Neosporin. …
- Don’t use hydrogen peroxide — this will cause irritation in the piercing.
- Don’t twist or play with your nose jewelry, as this will irritate the piercing.
- Don’t touch your piercing with dirty hands.
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.
- Rest and protect a sore area. …
- Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and any time you are sitting or lying down. …
- Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time. …
- A low-sodium diet may help reduce swelling.
USE WARM SEA SALT WATER (SALINE) SOAKS – MORNING AND EVENING
Soaking your piercing with a warm, mild sea salt water solution will not only feel good, it will also help prevent infection, reduce the risk of scarring, and speed the healing of your piercing.
Piercing bumps can be caused by allergies, genetics, poor aftercare, or just bad luck. With treatment, they may disappear completely.
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.
Gently pat dry the affected area with clean gauze or a tissue. Then apply a small amount of an over-the-counter antibiotic cream (Neosporin, bacitracin, others), as directed on the product label. Turn the piercing jewelry a few times to prevent it from sticking to the skin.
Treatment / Management
Conservative treatment of minor local infections includes warm compress and over the counter or prescription topical antibiotics such as bacitracin or mupirocin. Oral antibiotics such as cephalexin or clindamycin provide coverage for streptococcus and staphylococcus.
In a small bowl, combine a pinch of non-iodized fine-grain sea salt (about 1/8 teaspoon) and about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of very warm water. Soak the piercing in the mixture for five minutes.