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Nose Piercing Blackheads
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.
Usually not: A scab can fall off, but a granuloma usually is an inflammatory reaction that will not fall off.
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.
Nose: Depending on cleanliness of instruments used, mostly bacterial such as staph infection.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful - can be signs of infection. I
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.
Recommend: Evaluation by a dermatologist to determine if there are any treatment options for this.
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.