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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?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have a bump above my nose ring. What could it be?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
18 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Mark Dickson
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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?

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. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I took my nose ring out because it was swollen and painful I think it was infected how king can I keep my nose ring out before the hole closes?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I took my nose ring out because it was swollen and painful I think it was infected how king can I keep my nose ring out before the hole closes?

Please get this: medically evaluated. The evaluating physician will be in a better position to answer this. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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The bump next to my nose ring has gone down but now it's left like a open wound kind of . What can I do ?

Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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The bump next to my nose ring has gone down but now it's left like a open wound kind of . What can I do ?

See your doctor: You need to have this checked by a physician to lessen the chance of scarring or deformity. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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There is a bump near my nose ring! how to get rid of it?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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There is a bump near my nose ring! how to get rid of it?

Hypertrophic scar?: see physician.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me how to get rid of this bump around my nose ring?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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May be a: hypertrophic scar. Please see dermatologist.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Removed nose ring piercing as infected and not improving despite cream and fluoxicillin. How can I now avoid abscess?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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