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Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Prescribed phenoxymethylpenicillin and fusidic acid for tonsillitis, sore nose piercing and bad headache. Not told to remove nose ring though. Correct?

Most say 'remove': I know that the majority of doctors would advice removal and it couldn't be a bad idea. If you can call the doc you saw to clarify, do it. If you think it a wise idea, do it. Healing will be faster and cleanliness easier. Up to you - best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Did nose piercing cause sinus infection?

Nasal piercing: Hello, it is unlikely that the act of nasal piercing caused a sinus infection. Unless your piercing tract has been giving you trouble with infection, it probably has little association with your sinus troubles. ...Read more

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What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

What can cause a headache that is sharp like nails piercing the head and on the right side of the head?

Many things: Migraine for one thing; however, the goal would be to make sure that something more serious is not the case. If this is a new or different type of headache for you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my infected nose ring piercing, swollen painful tonsil and throat and extreme headache and tiredness linked? Best treatment?

Is my infected nose ring piercing, swollen painful tonsil and throat and extreme headache and tiredness linked? Best treatment?

Infection: See your Primary care Doc and start taking antibiotics otherwise the infection can spread to your brain resulting in meningitis. ...Read more

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Don't feel ill, no fever but have WORST headache and neck ache ever had. I do have IIH. Treated for tonsillitis and infected nose piercing. Meningitis?

Don't feel ill, no fever but have WORST headache and neck ache ever had. I do have IIH. Treated for tonsillitis and infected nose piercing. Meningitis?

Meningitis symptoms: Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The signs/symptoms of meningitis include sudden high fever, severe headache +/- nausea/vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion/difficulty concentrating, light sensitivity, sleepiness or difficulty waking up, and/or loss of appetite. There are MANY causes for head/neck aches. Go to your doc or ER if sx's persist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Yes: An abscess is an infection and if the procedure was done with unclean instruments or the area is not kept clean an infection may develop. See your md--internist, family medicine or dermotologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have dry skin around my nose piercing and how do I treat this?

Why do I have dry skin around my nose piercing and how do I treat this?

Contact dermatitis: You may have an allergic contact dermatitis to a metal in a piercing such as nickel, try to remove and see if the dryness goes away ...Read more

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What to do if nose piercing boil won't go away!!! been a month!!! help!!?

What to do if nose piercing boil won't go away!!! been a month!!! help!!?

Nose piercing boil: That was a bad idea! Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to properly care for an infected nose piercing?

Med eval.: Please seek medical attention. The nose falls within the triangle of death which means that this is a dangerous area of an infection. ...Read more

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I think my nose piercing that I got two weeks ago is infected, what can I do?

I think my nose piercing that I got two weeks ago is infected, what can I do?

You may: Need antibiotics. ..infection in that area can be very serious if it spreads upward! I woukl first of all remove the ring (I know the hole may seal up but a FOREIGN BODY makes healing an infection impossible!! Hot Wet SOAKS until you can get this evaluated by a Health Care Provider......

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have an annoying bump next to nose piercing that keeps changing. What could this be?

Get it medically: Checked. Need to know if this nose piercing was through the septum (cartilage) or through nares tissue. There can be complications with both - but extremely serious ones with septal piercings. ...Read more

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I had gotten my nose piercing done few years back, and now a swelling is being formed in that area... What could it be? Please help!

I had gotten my nose piercing done few years back, and now a swelling is being formed in that area... What could it be? Please help!

Infection?: It is possible that the nose ring has caused an infection, or rather the opening of the skin to respiratory bacteria has caused it. It could possibly be chronic irritation from movement of the ring which is creating a fibroma (a chronic irritation causing excess tissue to be formed). I know it is a popular cosmetic look for youth, but really it is unwise for a number of reasons. ...Read more

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I have nose piercing its been8-9 mths now and since more than 2mth I have bump over piercing I was given injection from skin dr but still the same.

I have nose piercing its been8-9 mths now and since more than 2mth I have bump over piercing I was given injection from skin dr but still the same.

Keloid: This could be a keloid or hypertrophic scar from the piercing. Sometimes several steroid injections are necessary to make it smaller or to get it to go away. Also, sometimes other treatments are necessary which might include excising the abnormality including the piercing site and surgically and repairing the defect. Sometimes post-op steroid injections are used, as well. ...Read more

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I had a nose piercing last week every and now iam getting a clear or white colour discharge from my nose, it is continuous and im unable to stop it.

I had a nose piercing last week every and now iam getting a clear or white colour discharge from my nose, it is continuous and im unable to stop it.

Nasal discharge: Your nose piercing and the device that you have in the piercing are an irritant to the nose and your nose is trying to get rid of it like it would if you had a foreign body in your nose. The easiest thing to do is simply remove the nose ring and give your nose some time without the metal. You could be allergic to the metal in the device, in which case changing to another metal like gold/platinum. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a nose piercing to heal?

How long should it take for a nose piercing to heal?

4 weeks to mature: It typically takes up to four weeks for the lining to epithelialize or mature to the point that you can exchange piercings or until it will become a "permanent" tract. ...Read more

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. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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