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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 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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Getting Piercings Safely (Checklist)

Find a licensed piercer
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Use only stainless steel or 14k gold for your first piercing
Once
If the piercing gets infected, clean it with alcohol until healed
Daily
Check piercing for redness, pain, swelling or pus
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I have this bump where the hole of my nose piercing is. It does not hurt. What is it ? I've pressed it to see if any pus comes out but nothing does.

I have this bump where the hole of my nose piercing is. It does not hurt. What is it ? I've pressed it to see if any pus comes out but nothing does.

Nose pierce cyst: Sounds like a cyst has formed. Best t seek in person ENT or PS opinions and surgical removal under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What can cause a white bump above my septum piercing?

What can cause a white bump above my septum piercing?

See an ENT: it could be scarring or maybe an infection. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression at the front of the nose
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Gently pack the nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the ER
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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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I have a small hard white bump on the inside of my nose. What could if be!

I have a small hard white bump on the inside of my nose. What could if be!

Nose Knows: Does it hurt? Is there surrounding redness? Have you had any trauma to the nose? It you have no other symptoms, it could just be a prominent medial crural footplate (nasal cartilage). If it hurts, drains pus or gets bigger, you may want to get it checked out by an ENT doctor. Importantly, don't mess with it. If it is a normal structure, manipulation with your finger can lead to an infection. ...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 my nose pierced but around the piercing I have a bump, it's not infected but how can I get ride of the bump? What caused the bump?

I have my nose pierced but around the piercing I have a bump, it's not infected but how can I get ride of the bump? What caused the bump?

Bump near piercing: You may have keloid which can appear with piercing and may difficult to get rid of and you will need to be seen to determined if this is your problem or something else. Dermatologist can help and treat this condition. ...Read more

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