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How long should it take for a nose piercing to heal?

How long should it take for a nose piercing to heal?

4 weeks to mature: It typically takes up to four weeks for the lining to epithelialize or mature to the point that you can exchange piercings or until it will become a "permanent" tract. ...Read more

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I have had a. Nose ring for 5 months, it is infected and the Opening of the ring is stuck inside the piercing, what should I do?

I have had a. Nose ring for 5 months, it is infected and the Opening of the ring is stuck inside the piercing, what should I do?

SERIOUS PROBLEM: Please see physician. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A number of types of bacterial infections are possible (red, swollen, warm, tender, painful w malodorous drainage). ...Read more

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

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

Antibiotic.: Cleaning might not be enough; some 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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?

Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?

See doc.: Whenever a treatment is not working or starting to work after 2-3 days, get checked again and/or call the doc today. You may be on the wrong medication or actually having problems from the meds. Creams can cause local reactions in some people and complicate the picture as it can be hard to tell if an infection is getting worse or the cream is causing increased symptoms not due to infection. ...Read more

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Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Most say 'remove': I know that the majority of doctors would advise removal and it couldn't be a bad idea. If you can call the doc you saw to clarify, do it. If you think it a wise idea, do it. Healing will be faster and cleanliness easier. Up to you — best wishes. ...Read more

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Is my infected nose ring piercing, swollen painful tonsil and throat and extreme headache and tiredness linked? The Best treatment?

Is my infected nose ring piercing, swollen painful tonsil and throat and extreme headache and tiredness linked?  The Best treatment?

Infection: See your Primary care Doc and start taking antibiotics otherwise the infection can spread to your brain resulting in meningitis. ...Read more

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My nose ring very painful and red. Now have very sore throat, massive tonsil on same side as piercing, tired heachache, is this caused by piercing?

My nose ring very painful and red. Now have very sore throat, massive tonsil on same side as piercing, tired heachache, is this caused by piercing?

Not likely: That your symptoms are caused entirely from infected piercing. However, infection on the nose can spread to brain, so get to a doctor for immediate treatment. ...Read more

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How much can a nose piercing hurt with low pain tolerance?

How much can a nose piercing hurt with low pain tolerance?

That depends on type: Of nose piercing. A piercing through the septum (cartilage) will likely be significantly more painful than one through nares tissue. But, I would be more focused on things that can occur after it is done. You can have heavy bleeding w formation of a septal hematoma. Also consider the significant deformity that can result from complications like necrosis of the nasal wall or perichondritis. I >>. ...Read more

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For nose piercing do I need professional or those with experience?

For nose piercing do I need professional or those with experience?

Either : Either would be okay. The Biggest problem is secondary infection and abnormal scarring. ...Read more

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How do you disinfect a nose piercing?

How do you disinfect a nose piercing?

Take it out.: Sorry — I know that's not the answer you want to read — but you have an infected wound with a foreign body running through the middle of it. Remove the jewelry, clean the skin thoroughly, and if there's a lot of pain, redness, firmness, and swelling, you'll need to get a prescription for an antibiotic. Once it's healed you may be able to replace the jewelry — but don't count on it. ...Read more

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How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

Remove the piercing: I'm not sure what you mean by "drainage". Hopefully you mean just clear mucous. The only defense the nose has is to make mucous. If it thinks your piercing is a problem it will respond by secreting more mucous. If your "drainage" is pus because your piercing is infected you must remove it right away. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

It could be infected: Especially if red, tender or swollen or has drainage. Or you could be allergic to the metal if it contains any nickle. ...Read more

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How do I know my nose piercing is infected?

How do I know my nose piercing is infected?

Very rare: It is very unusual for these to get infected but tue signs are increasing redness, swelling, drainage, tenderness, warmth. A sensitivity or allergy to metals, particularly nickel, can look like an infection and may respond to a change to titanium or a purer gold. ...Read more

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How can I draw out pus from my nose piercing?

How can I draw out pus from my nose piercing?

Nose Piercing Pus: To draw out pus, apply a hot, moist washcloth for ten minutes, then apply hydrogen peroxide with a q-tip. If swelling worsens, go see your primary healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Could a nose piercing get easily get infected?

Could a nose piercing get easily get infected?

Yes: Nasal Septal Piercing
can cause heavy bleeding w formation of septal hematoma. Significant deformity may result from complications like necrosis of nasal wall or perichondritis. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A # of types of bacterial infections are possible (red, swollen, warm, tender, painful w malordorous drainage. ...Read more

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