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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?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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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Last updated Sep 12, 2018

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