Falls Church, VA
A 27-year-old female asked:
Had nose piercing for 1.5 years. caught it on towel and pulled it. now has a bump, swollen, red, yellow drainage. do i need abx?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe: The nose is a fertile area for a variety of germs that feed on the mucus. Any piercing can become infected if the site is not fully healed or is traumatized.You might try applying hydrogen peroxide several times a day to he site. It can kill staph on contact without an antibiotic. If the redness increases see your doc.
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