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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 possibly 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. Its 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