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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. ...Read more

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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


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

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 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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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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How do I heal the annoying red bump on my nose piercing hole?

How do I heal the annoying red bump on my nose piercing hole?

Remove piercing.: Hopefully the bump is just healing and a little secondary infection where you made the mistake in placing the piercing. If so, keep clean, place tripple antibiotic ointment or cream on the outer surface and hopefully the infection will resolve and heal. If the piercing is still there, remove it. ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my nose piercing how to get rid of it?

I have a red bump under my nose piercing how to get rid of it?

Possible infection: Get examined- piercing may be infectd or contaminated. ...Read more

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Why is there a red bump around my nose piercing? Could it be a sign of infection?

Why is there a red bump around my nose piercing? Could it be a sign of infection?

Red bumpy nose: Yes or you could be allergic to the nickel which is probably in the nose ring. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if my nose piercing is infected or if it is rejecting? I got it pierced six months ago and it has almost constantly had a tiny red bump

How do I know if my nose piercing is infected or if it is rejecting? I got it pierced six months ago and it has almost constantly had a tiny red bump

Red bump: This may not be an actual infection because of lack of pus drainage. It may be a chronic inflammation in view of the redness or a type of foreign body reaction. Leave the nose ring out, apply warm soaks and apply an antibacterial cream once daily. See your physician if redness persists, drainage develops or swelling worsens. ...Read more

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I had a bump next to my nose piercing, it went away with sea salt water soaks and aspirin but now it's left a bloody circle how can I make it go away?

I had a bump next to my nose piercing, it went away with sea salt water soaks and aspirin but now it's left a bloody circle how can I make it go away?

Nose: Hard to tell from your description but suggest continue warm soaks and put on OTC antibiotic ointment three imes a day for two days but if it persists see an ENT ...Read more

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Nose piercing with bumps on outside and inside. I do a salt water cleanse 2-3x a day. Also tea tree oil. Still inflamed and tender. What should I do?

Nose piercing with bumps on outside and inside. I do a salt water cleanse 2-3x a day. Also tea tree oil. Still inflamed and tender. What should I do?

Get eval: You may have an infectious process which would require antibiotics, ...so best to get the area evaluated to get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...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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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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Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Septal piercing?: Perichondritis can occur with septal piercing. Keloid scar may develop with piercing. Recommend evaluation by dermatologist at this time. ...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.

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

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I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

Need exam..: Difficult to say with your description. Would need to be evaluated by a physician in person to determine etiology. Could be nasal polyp, swollen turbinate, or other growth. See your doctor for a more comprehensive physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

Nasal lesion: A common lesion is Squamous Papilloma (wart) and it tends to enlarge with time. See an ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Sea salt soak for nose piercing, is this helpful?

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

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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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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. ...Read more

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