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A female asked:

I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if i'm a carrier. i want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: MRSA is everywhere & every time you have a wound it could become infected with this or another germ.Proper procedure & care after the piercing can reduce your risk.I'd. let a pro do it.
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
No. : The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very cautious about piercings.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2020

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