Your septum is a thin wall of cartilage that runs down the center of your nose, separating your right and left nostrils. A septum piercing, however, shouldn’t penetrate the cartilage. It should go through the softer space of tissue just below the septum. Piercers refer to it as the “sweet spot.”
Keeping this in view, do septum piercings get infected easily?
Can septum piercings get infected? Of course, washing and soaking your septum piercing helps to both prevent infection and promote healing, which is fairly obvious. But one interesting thing about septum piercings specifically is that they’re less prone to infection because of their unique location.
Thereof, can you move your septum piercing while it’s healing?
Healing. 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.
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.
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.
Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain.
Any piercing has the potential to be rejected. Rejection depends on the person’s immune system and how well the piercing heals. But, the body tends to reject some types of piercings more often than others.
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.
Can a perforated septum heal on its own? Sometimes, but it primarily depends upon the size of the hole, the location of the perforation and the extent of the tissue damage. It’s unlikely that a perforated septum will completely heal on its own, and in many cases, it’s more likely to get worse.
If your septum was pierced incorrectly, blood capillaries may have been broken and can cause uncomfortable fluid and blood build up. If you notice an excessive amount of pressure in or around your septum, contact your doc.