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Dr. Vernon Barton
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Lisa Welch
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. David Earle
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Board Certified, Cosmetic Surgery
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Will flucloxacillin 500mg tablets help an infected nose piercing?

Will flucloxacillin 500mg tablets help an infected nose piercing?

Possibly: Flucloxacillin is useful in some skin infections. Whether it would work in your case depends on which bacteria is causing the infection. You should be seen by a physician prior to starting antibiotics to make sure that it's an appropriate drug and strength (500 is higher than standard dose) for your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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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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Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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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Dr. Jeremy White
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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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