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My fully healed nose piercing with a bump on it started bleeding while I was cleaning it. Is it infected?

My fully healed nose piercing with a bump on it started bleeding while I was cleaning it. Is it infected?

Maybe: Very difficult to say without an exam. An infection would typically have red skin around the site. Bleeding by itself doesn't necessarily mean there is an infection. If you're concerned, see a primary care doctor for an exam, and proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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

Bump: There are many possible complications including hypertrophic scar. Please see dermatology or ENT. ...Read more

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I think my nose ring is starting to become infected. What would you recommend my next course of action should be?

I think my nose ring is starting to become infected. What would you recommend my next course of action should be?

Take it out: Take it out and see a doctor today. An infection in the cartilage can be very serious and lead to a deformity if not treated early. ...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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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