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I Just Got My Nose Pierced I Now Smell Something Funny Is This Something Serious
Probably not: If there was bleeding, you may be smelling the iron in your blood, if the smell is metallic. If it smells bad, and it's been a few days since having it pierced, it could be an infection. Check if the area is tender and/or red — usually infection is accompanied by discomfort or pain, swelling and redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my nose pierced 3 months ago and now I have a bump next to the piercing. Could it be infected?
Got nose pierced with stainless steel hoop 3 weeks ago. Now I have a bump on the outside. It's not oozing and does not hurt. How can I treat it?
I just got my nose pierced last week and swim season for high school starts in a month. Is it safe to swim with a newer piercing in chlorinated water?
I got my nose pierced 6 months ago and i have red blotches on my nose, pain and its stuck. What should I do?
Need more info: Questions. Did a physician pierce your nose, if not were sterile method done for the procedure? Why have you waited 6 months to get help? You could have an infection or even an allergic reaction. Please make an appointment with an ear, nose,& throat specialist as soon as you can. Your family physician can make the referral. ...Read more
I got my nose pierced in 2011. Ring is surgical steel. All of a sudden is red, painful when moved and dry. What do I do?
I got my nose pierced a few weeks ago and a lump has appeared above it, it is red and was filled with liquid but it popped, what is it, what do I do?
Nose piercing: Hello, this localized inflammation was probably an infection in the adjacent area. The nose has bacteria in it and it is impossible to sterilize the inside of the nose. I am hoping and assuming you went to a reputable individual for your piercing. Since the fluid was expressed when it "popped", there is probably little to do now except for cleaning as instructed and apply an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more
Nose pierced for 1 1/2yrs. Ready to let it close up. How long will it take? Are there any special things I should do? Or do I just take it out & wait?
So I went and had my nose pierced a couple months ago and a bump appeared by my nose and I've tried everything but it won't go away. Please help?
See Dermotologist: You may have an infection or cyst. In this forum, there is no way to determine your exact problem or it's severity, that is why you need to see a dermotologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Piercings: This is a great question due to the popularity of body piercings. Likely the piercing is like any other wound to the body and will heal with time and care. If the area is red, warm, has a discharge or "purulent material" these can be signs of infection. If possible you may want to discuss this with the one's who performed the piercing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have my nose pierced one month ago and last week when I wake up a bump appeared around my piercing and its big.should I remove the jewelry or?
Yes, because it: Could be an infection. Infection on your nose could become real serious, because it can spread to brain. Nose is not one of the better places for a piercing. ...Read more
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I have my nose pierced but around the piercing I have a bump, it's not infected but how can I get rid of the bump? What caused the bump?
Nose pierced March 22 Have a bit of a keyloid inside of my nostril on the piercing What should I use to make it go away & the best thing to clean piercing?
How do I know if my nose piercing is infected or if it is rejecting? I got it pierced six months ago and it has almost constantly had a tiny red bump
Red bump: This may not be an actual infection because of lack of pus drainage. It may be a chronic inflammation in view of the redness or a type of foreign body reaction. Leave the nose ring out, apply warm soaks and apply an antibacterial cream once daily. See your physician if redness persists, drainage develops or swelling worsens. ...Read more
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?
I got keloids from ear piercings 2x, they went down but I want either my navel or nose pierced. Which one would less likely develop a keloid?
Keloid prone: It appears that you are keloid prone and therefore you are tempting fate and likely to experience another adverse reaction. However, the truth, is that true keloids rarely go down and it is likely you are experiencing a reaction to the metal or a hypertrophic scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got my ears pierced and got keloids but they went down. Cuts and burns I get on my body don't make keloids. Can I get a navel or nose piercing?
I have mitral valve prolapse. Considering the risk of infection, is it safe for me to get my nose pierced?
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