1 Answer. The dryness may be caused in part by the aftercare soap you may be using. If so, you may try diluting your soap a little bit with water. If you are doing salt water soaks, use a less salt in your solution.
Moreover, how long will my septum be crusty?
After cleaning the site for a few weeks, you will see less and less crusting until, eventually, it all disappears. This is not a process of one-size-fits-all. For some people the crusting goes away in two or three weeks–for others, it can take four or five weeks.
Besides, is Flipping your septum piercing bad?
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.
Can I flip my septum after 2 weeks?
Septum piercings can take six months to one year or longer to fully heal. However, you can usually change the jewelry after several weeks.
You can use warm water and soap. Just keep it clean. Alcohol is ok too. If you want to use salt water that’s fine but not necessary.
Septum piercings take about 2 to 3 months to heal. The septum is a thin layer of skin, nerves, and blood vessels between your two nostrils. It’s delicate and usually hurts more than a nostril piercing.
Clean away crust with a q-tip.
After soaking your piercing, take a clean q-tip. Dip the end of the q-tip into the piercing solution. Use the q-tip to gently rub away any any crust forming around your piercing.
After the first few days your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust‘ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.
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. If you need to we suggest starting with either a circular barbell or a retainer.
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.
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.
No, you should try to avoid touching it as much as possible until it heals. Moving it around can tear the fistula and make the piercing take longer to heal and can possibly lead to an infection.