With a septum piercing, you know you’re going to be feeling it for a while. It’ll be red, sore and crusty for a couple of weeks. However, if the piercing area begins to ooze colored discharge or becomes excessively swollen or painful then you may have an infection on your hands.
One may also ask, how long does it take for your septum to stop hurting?
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).
Also know, 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.
When can I stop cleaning my septum piercing?
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.
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.
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 can be dangerous if left untreated. It’s normal for the piercing to be a bit sore, crusty, and even showing white discharge when healing. However, if you experience yellow or green discharge, excessive or increasing swelling, or heat around the piercing, you may have an infection.
A septum piercing should heal in 2 or 3 months, although this can increase to between 6 and 8 months for some people, depending on various factors.
Septum piercings can be painful, especially if the septum deviates. It feels like a strong pinch/prick/sting. A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through the nasal septum. … The level of pain while piercing varies depending on where the piercing is done and the individual’s pain tolerance.
If you change the jewelry too early it may open up the piercing to infections and may become very irritated or can even reject the piercing. This is why piercers recommend that you don’t remove it until it’s absolutely healed.
When can you change your septum piercing? Septum piercings will probably take around 6 months to 1 year to get properly healed. But for a change, you can replace the piercing jewelry after a few weeks which can help you to heal your nostrils quickly.
A well healed septum nose piercing will loosen-up enough that it will be easy to switch jewelry. Obviously it’s very individual, and changes from one person to another, but septum piercing healing time would normally take 6-8 weeks, and up to 6 months for a full healing.