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Hayward, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

The ball of septum piercing jewelry is irritating inside of my nose; red/sore one nostril swollen. 5 day old piercing. what can i do to calm it?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Best cure is removal: of piercing. Infections on nose can be dangerous because it can spread to brain. Antibiotics might control infection, but you would be taking an unnecessary risk. Consult a doctor immediately.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2016

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