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What Are The Dangers Of A Nose Stud Piercing
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
Skin soft tissue: Skin and soft tissue infection need coverage based on background. Was a clean device used? If so a simple oral cephalosporin will help. They are all prescription and you will need to see your MD. ...Read more
That depends on type: Of nose piercing. A piercing through the septum (cartilage) will likely be significantly more painful then one through nares tissue. But, I would be more focused on things that can occur after it is done. You can have heavy bleeding w formation of a septal hematoma. Also consider the significant deformity that can result from complications like necrosis of the nasal wall or perichondritis. I >>. ...Read more
I had my nose piercing about a year ago. It still kinda hurts but the problem is that it has a dark color around the hole. Is it ok?
No: Pain and discoloration is not normal...see a dermatologist ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Septal piercing?: Perichondritis can occur with septal piercing. Keloid scar may develop with piercing. Recommend evaluation by dermatologist at this time. ...Read more
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
How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful - can be signs of infection. I ...Read more
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
Recommend: Evaluation by a dermatologist to determine if there are any treatment options for this. ...Read more
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
Nose piercing boil: That was a bad idea! Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
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
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!
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Stretching: Has to do with intensity and duration. Picking nose is episodic and of only a few moments duration. Earrings, however, are pulled downward by gravity for the entire time they are in place. The heavier the earrings, the greater the ear lobe distortion. ...Read more
I have had a. Nose ring for 5 months, it is infected and the Opening of the ring is stuck inside the piercing, what should I do?
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
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
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