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I got my nose pierced 3 months ago and now I have a bump next to the piercing. Could it be infected?

I got my nose pierced 3 months ago and now I have a bump next to the piercing. Could it be infected?

YES: Indolent infections in this area are often from staph infections. Removing the piercing appliance, cleansing with peroxide, moist hot compresses, and neosporin ointment type topical antibiotics may be enough. If worsening, see md for stronger antibiotics. ...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 ride of the bump? What caused the bump?

I have my nose pierced but around the piercing I have a bump, it's not infected but how can I get ride of the bump? What caused the bump?

Bump near piercing: You may have keloid which can appear with piercing and may difficult to get rid of and you will need to be seen to determined if this is your problem or something else. Dermatologist can help and treat this condition. ...Read more

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When should a swollen tender jaw gland, 1 inch visible bump, plus a red infected tender slightly pussy spot next to nose prompt a doctor visit?

When should a swollen tender jaw gland, 1 inch visible bump, plus a red infected tender slightly pussy spot next to nose prompt a doctor visit?

Now: It sounds like this may well be a staphylococcal boil and this is a bad spot from which organisms can disseminate. The swollen tender lymph node is also concerning. Please see a doctor and get this managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Daily formication - intense itching rapid onset of bumps which recede in a hour. Mostly in face & nose. Often chest. Hands+. Jumps all over. Infect. Disease md says i'm neg. To possible conditions.

Daily formication - intense itching rapid onset of bumps which recede in a hour. Mostly in face & nose. Often chest. Hands+. Jumps all over.  Infect. Disease md says i'm neg. To possible conditions.

Formication: Formication is a specific form of the general set of abnormal skin sensations known as paresthesias and tactile hallucinations. It is associated with several disorders: a physical or psychological side effect of substance abuse, diabetic neuropathy, diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, thyroid disorders and extreme alcohol withdrawal with delirium tremens. ...Read more

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I have a bump above my nose ring. What could it be?

Many possibilities: It is hard to tell you without a photo, but it could be anything from scar tissue, to granulation tissue (inflammatory), & infection, to an unrelated benign/malignant lesion. See your ENT or dermatologist for an appropriate examination. ...Read more

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Do nose rings piercings get infected when you have a cold?

Do nose rings piercings get infected when you have a cold?

Not usually: Once they have healed successfully it is very rare to see these get infected although minor irritation or inflammation may occur from frequent drainage and rubbing. ...Read more

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