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I just got my nose pierced I now smell something funny Is this something serious

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There is always a potential for a skin infection with any piercing, especially those involving the nose or areas that are often covered. The funny odo ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
YES: Indolent infections in this area are often from staph infections. Removing the piercing appliance, cleansing with peroxide, moist hot compresses, and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See doc: Hard to say without seeing it. You may have a keloid scar and if really healed a bit of cortisone might help to flatten it but really can't say w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose pierced: Apply hot moist compresses. Clean are with 3% peroxide and q-tips. May be infected. Rx for clindamycin indicated
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nose ring: Ideally, you should wait two weeks before swimming in order for the ring to heal. The biggest problem can be infection. However, the chlorinated wate ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: Questions.. did a physician pierce your nose, if not were sterile method done for the procedure? Why have you waited 6 months to get help? You could h ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wai Lau
Dr. Wai Lau answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Likely infection : Possible infection- cellulitis or soft cartilage infection. Remove the nose piercing and seek medical attention
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose piercing: Hello, this localized inflammation was probably an infection in the adjacent area. The nose has bacteria in it and it is impossible to sterilize the i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the nature of the bump. If it is due to inflammation, it will subside with resolution of inflammation. If it is a hypertrophic scar or k ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose piercing: Just take it out. It willpsr likely close. Some antibiotic ointment may help it like Bacitracin it will be fine. Good health to you !

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