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A 40-year-old member asked:

With a nose piercing infection, how long do i have to soak and clean my nose until the infection is gone?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Nose infection: Did you take an antibiotic? If there was pus from the piercing, i would have recommended an antibioitc for a week. After that i would do the soaking and cleansing routine just for another week.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

With a nose piercing infection how long do I have to clean my nose till the infection is gone?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Antibiotic.: Cleaning might not be enough; some of the bacteria involved in piercing infections are nasty, particularly on the nose, which is loaded with all sorts of bacteria - and noses are not supposed to have holes in them. If you've removed the jewelry and cleaned carefully for 2-3 days and it's still infected, see a doctor & see if you need an antibiotic.
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