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. A pierced septum heals in about 3 to 4 months.
Simply so, what do you do when your septum piercing is swollen?
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.
Hereof, how do you know if your septum piercing is swollen?
Check if you have an infected piercing
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.
How do you know if your septum is rejecting?
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.
It depends on who you ask, but the general rule of thumb is to wait until:
- it’s no longer tender.
- the minimum healing time has passed, usually at least 2 to 3 months.
- it’s no longer weepy or crusty.
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.
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).
around 6 to 8 months
- 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.
The septum piercing is done on the center of the face, and it can be moved naturally when eating or talking. Straightening it is okay as long as you are only touching it with clean hands. … Ideally you don’t want to move the piercing, but one of the reasons that people get this piercing is because it is so easy to hide.
Septum piercings have the same risks as most piercings, but some are more serious than others. Septums are not as likely to get infected as most piercings as there is plenty of mucous membranes (yuck) to fight off infections in your nose. Really the only risk is if putting in low-quality jewellery.
Keep up a cleaning routine for at least a month.
While septum piercings take six to eight months to fully heal, you only need to follow a strict cleaning regimen for about a month. During this time, do a sea salt soak three times per day.