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How Long Do You Have To Leave A Nose Ring In After Piercing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
With a nose piercing infection, how long do I have to soak and clean my nose until the infection is gone?
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
I have what looks like a pimple right next to my nostril piercing. Could my nose ring be irritating the surrounding skin?
I'm having a hypertrophic scar removed from my nose piercing soon, if I put the ring back in, will the scar tissue build up and make another bubble?
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
Is my infected nose ring piercing, swollen painful tonsil and throat and extreme headache and tiredness linked? The Best treatment?
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
Infected nose ring piercing, huge swollen right tonsil, sore throat, exhausted, bad headache. What shall I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my nose piercing about a year ago.
It still kinda hurts but the problem is that it has a dark color around the hole. Is it ok?
No: Pain and discoloration is not normal...see a dermatologist ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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