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.
In this regard, do septum piercings get infected easily?
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.
Then, how do you take care of a new septum piercing?
Piercing aftercare best practices
- Don’t touch your nose piercing until you’ve washed your hands with soap and water.
- Rinse your piercing twice a day with warm water and a saline solution. Gently dab it dry with a clean towel or paper towel.
- Use gentle, unscented soap on the piercing.
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.
General Care for Body Piercings
Do not use rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. (Both slow the healing of pierced area by drying and killing new healthy cells.)
Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain.
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.
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.
The level of pain while piercing varies depending on where the piercing is done and the individual’s pain tolerance. Septum piercings can be painful, especially if the septum deviates. It feels like a strong pinch/prick/sting.
Other than the first initial days—during which your septum piercing will probably feel a little tender—you shouldn’t expect any major pain or discomfort during the healing process (which, BTW, can take anywhere from six weeks to three months).
The short answer on how to sleep with a new piercing comfortably and painlessly is to avoid sleeping on the piercing. Keep the piercing clean and free from infection, keep your bedding clean and do not try to sleep on the new piercing before it is completely healed. Even if it does not hurt you to do so.