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Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Sea salt soak for nose piercing, is this helpful?

Sea salt soak for nose piercing, is this helpful?

Nose piercing: Sea salt won't do much. What are your symptoms?

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


Dr. Francis Cannizzo Dr. Cannizzo
Surgery
23 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can getting a nose piercing cause paralysis in the face?

Can getting a nose piercing cause paralysis in the face?

Not ordinarily: There are no nerves in the walls or septum of the nose controling facial muscles. Nose piercing is also not usually done under anesthesia. Careless or unsanitary piercing or anesthesia injection by an inexperienced or unlicensed person can result in any kind of complication or infection. If you have paralysis after facial piercing see a doctor immediately.

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Can a granuloma on my nose piercing fall off? Once it dries out

Can a granuloma on my nose piercing fall off? Once it dries out

Usually not: A scab can fall off, but a granuloma usually is an inflammatory reaction that will not fall off.

Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto Dr. Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery
11 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What infections should I be worried about after getting a nose piercing?

What infections should I be worried about after getting a nose piercing?

Nose: Depending on cleanliness of instruments used, mostly bacterial such as staph infection.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What can I do about a white bump next to my nose piercing that won't go away?

What can I do about a white bump next to my nose piercing that won't go away?

See your PCP: For consultation. She/he may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Christian Stallworth Dr. Stallworth
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
13 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What should I do if my nose piercing is scabbed on top but swollen underneath?

What should I do if my nose piercing is scabbed on top but swollen underneath?

Possible infection: Remove the piercing and clean the external site well. Apply antibiotic ointment (bacitracin - not neosporin) to the inner nostril and seek care from you doctor if not healing. Cellulitic infections of the nostril can occur from staph bacteria and lead to complications. Do not avoid medical care if this doesn't improve rapidly, if there is pus, expanding redness or you have a fever.

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What can I do if my nose piercing has a large pimple surrounding it, what should I do?

What can I do if my nose piercing has a large pimple surrounding it, what should I do?

Infection: That is not a pimple, its an infection and you should seek medical attention. In the mean time, I would suggest removing the foreign body to remove the biofilm and apply antibiotic ointment to the area until you are seen by your doctor. You may need drainage and oral antibiotics.

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How do you disinfect a nose piercing?

How do you disinfect a nose piercing?

Take it out.: Sorry - I know that's not the answer you want to read - but you have an infected wound with a foreign body running through the middle of it. Remove the jewelry, clean the skin thoroughly, and if there's a lot of pain, redness, firmness, and swelling, you'll need to get a prescription for an antibiotic. Once it's healed you may be able to replace the jewelry - but don't count on it.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do I know my nose piercing is infected?

How do I know my nose piercing is infected?

Very rare: It is very unusual for these to get infected but tue signs are increasing redness, swelling, drainage, tenderness, warmth. A sensitivity or allergy to metals, particularly nickel, can look like an infection and may respond to a change to titanium or a purer gold.

Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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How can I draw out pus from my nose piercing?

How can I draw out pus from my nose piercing?

Nose Piercing Pus: To draw out pus, apply a hot, moist washcloth for ten minutes, then apply hydrogen peroxide with a q-tip. If swelling worsens, go see your primary healthcare provider.

Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?

Remove the piercing: I'm not sure what you mean by "drainage". Hopefully you mean just clear mucous. The only defense the nose has is to make mucous. If it thinks your piercing is a problem it will respond by secreting more mucous. If your "drainage" is pus because your piercing is infected you must remove it right away.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could a nose piercing get easily get infected?

Could a nose piercing get easily get infected?

Yes: Nasal Septal Piercing can cause heavy bleeding w formation of septal hematoma. Significant deformity may result from complications like necrosis of nasal wall or perichondritis. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A # of types of bacterial infections are possible (red, swollen, warm, tender, painful w malordorous drainage.

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can I get an nose piercing after I get an abortion?

Can I get an nose piercing after I get an abortion?

Wait at least 2: Weeks to make sure u are having no complications form the abortion and also that the increased vascular changes from the pregnancy are gone, remember nose piercing is an elective procedure no reason to rush it.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

It could be infected: Especially if red, tender or swollen or has drainage. Or you could be allergic to the metal if it contains any nickle.

Dr. Andrew Germanovich Dr. Germanovich
Pain Management
9 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can I get any hepatitis from nose piercing if so what sort?

Can I get any hepatitis from nose piercing if so what sort?

B or C: Both are transmitted through blood. Most places sterilize their instruments. Don't do it, but if you must go to a reputable place.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why is my nose piercing constantly red? I need some advice.

Why is my nose piercing constantly red? I need some advice.

How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful - can be signs of infection. I

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can you remove a nose piercing without getting an abscess?

How can you remove a nose piercing without getting an abscess?

Nose Piercing: There are several types of piercing devices that I have seen in the nose. The most common has a small ball on the inside part of the device. A common problem with these is that patients get dried mucous around the ball, which makes it that much bigger. First step is to clean this crust of mucous. Once that's gone, gently try to pull out. If it won't come out, you need to cut the ball off.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What do you suggest if I have bump on nose piercing won't go away?

What do you suggest if I have bump on nose piercing won't go away?

Recommend: Evaluation by a dermatologist to determine if there are any treatment options for this.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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My nose piercing developed a bump. What can I do to make it go away?

My nose piercing developed a bump. What can I do to make it go away?

Nose Piercing: You may have developed scar tissue. See your dermatologist for a cortisone injection to resolve the scar tissue. You could also try. Kelocote Cream can also be used to treat scar tissue.

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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