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What happens to snot when the nose is pierced?

What happens to snot when the nose is pierced?

Probably nothing.: If what you mean by "snot" is mucus secretion from the nose, piercing of the lower nose cartilage should not have any effect on the quality or quantity of mucus secreted by the nasal glands inside the nose. The only remote relationship between piercing and nasal mucus is whether the location of the piercing produces an infection which could lead to the interior of the nose becoming infected. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I have bump on my pierced nose what to do?

I have bump on my pierced nose what to do?

Bump on piercing: Hello, the bump on your nose adjacent to your pricing could represent granulation tissue, an infection or possibly scar tissue. It would be a good idea to have your doctor and the technician who performed the piercing to evaluate your lesion. ...Read more

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I just got my nose pierced. I now smell something funny. Is this something serious?

I just got my nose pierced. I now smell something funny. Is this something serious?

Probably not: If there was bleeding, you may be smelling the iron in your blood, if the smell is metallic. If it smells bad, and it's been a few days since having it pierced, it could possibly be an infection. Check if the area is tender and/or red - usually infection is accompanied by discomfort or pain, swelling and redness. ...Read more

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I took out my newly pierced nose ring and it started bleeding excesively. Every time I put it back in and out, it bleeds horribly nonstop. Why?

I took out my newly pierced nose ring and it started bleeding excesively. Every time I put it back in and out, it bleeds horribly nonstop. Why?

Probably infected: The nose is very vascular and it's possible there's a local infection around the piercing site. These local infections can often lead to the development of something called granulation tissue. Granulation tissue is very vascular and as a result bleeds a lot when you're infected. I would suggest you forget your piercing, leave it out let your nose heal. ...Read more

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I got my septum pierced a week ago as the jewellery I had in was too small to clean. Now my nose hurts and it has dark yellowy redish pus? Help!

I got my septum pierced a week ago as the jewellery I had in was too small to clean. Now my nose hurts and it has dark yellowy redish pus? Help!

Staph Infection: Your nose has many germs, some good and some bad. Staph Aureus can cause serious infections and may need a professional consult. Remove the jewelry, apply warm moist compresses and try some Bacitracin ointment locally. If it does not improve, you get a fever or it worsens see your physician. Be leery of piercing unusual places. Good health. ...Read more

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So I went and had my nose pierced a couple months ago and a bump appeared by my nose and I've tried everything but it won't go away. Please help?

So I went and had my nose pierced a couple months ago and a bump appeared by my nose and I've tried everything but it won't go away. Please help?

See Dermotologist: You may have an infection or cyst. In this forum, there is no way to determine your exact problem or it's severity, that is why you need to see a dermotologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my nose pierced and then bumped it in my sleep?

What to do if I had my nose pierced and then bumped it in my sleep?

Piercings: This is a great question due to the popularity of body piercings. Likely the piercing is like any other wound to the body and will heal with time and care. If the area is red, warm, has a discharge or "purulent material" these can be signs of infection. If possible you may want to discuss this with the one's who performed the piercing. ...Read more

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Can you advise me if having my nose pierced with itp?

Can you advise me if having my nose pierced with itp?

Some caution: Although a nose piercing uses a relatively small gauge needle, those with ITP are at increased risk of bleeding due to deficiency in platelets which help with blood clotting. In theory, you could have increased bleeding from the piercing. ...Read more

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Septum is pierced but pressing down on my nose hurts. Been a few months since the piercing what can I do to make pain go away?

Septum is pierced but pressing down on my nose hurts. Been a few months since the piercing what can I do to make pain go away?

Nasal Septal Piercin: Nasal Septal Piercings can be fraught w/ problems. 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 number of types of bacterial infections are possible (red, swollen, warm, tender, painful w malodorous drainage). Have you tried Tylenol (acetaminophen)? ...Read more

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I got my nose pierced 3 months ago and now I have a bump next to the piercing. Could it be infected?

I got my nose pierced 3 months ago and now I have a bump next to the piercing. Could it be infected?

YES: Indolent infections in this area are often from staph infections.
Removing the piercing appliance, cleansing with peroxide, moist hot compresses, and neosporin ointment type topical antibiotics may be enough. If worsening, see md for stronger antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got my nose pierced 6 months ago and I have red blotches on my nose, pain and its stuck. What should I do?

I got my nose pierced 6 months ago and I have red blotches on my nose, pain and its stuck. What should I do?

Need more info: Questions. Did a physician pierce your nose, if not were sterile method done for the procedure? Why have you waited 6 months to get help? You could have an infection or even an allergic reaction. Please make an appointment with an ear, nose, & throat specialist as soon as you can. Your family physician can make the referral. ...Read more

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I have my nose pierced one month ago and last week when I wake up a bump appeared around my piercing and its big. Should I remove the jewelry or?

I have my nose pierced one month ago and last week when I wake up a bump appeared around my piercing and its big. Should I remove the jewelry or?

Yes, because it: Could be an infection. Infection on your nose could become real serious, because it can spread to brain. Nose is not one of the better places for a piercing. ...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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I got my nose pierced a few weeks ago and a lump has appeared above it, it is red and was filled with liquid but it popped, what is it, what do I do?

I got my nose pierced a few weeks ago and a lump has appeared above it, it is red and was filled with liquid but it popped, what is it, what do I do?

Nose piercing: Hello, this localized inflammation was probably an infection in the adjacent area. The nose has bacteria in it and it is impossible to sterilize the inside of the nose. I am hoping and assuming you went to a reputable individual for your piercing. Since the fluid was expressed when it "popped", there is probably little to do now except for cleaning as instructed and apply an antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Nose pierced March 22 Have a bit of a keyloid inside of my nostril on the piercing What should I use to make it go away & best thing to clean piercing?

Nose pierced March 22 Have a bit of a keyloid inside of my nostril on the piercing What should I use to make it go away & best thing to clean piercing?

Take piercing out!: Before you develop the same thing on the outside take the pricing out. If it doesn't subside see a plastic surgeon. ...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 mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

I had a mrsa infection about 3 months ago but was never tested to see if I'm a carrier. I want to get my nose pierced, is that safe?

No.: The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very cautious about piercings. ...Read more

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I just got my nose pierced last week and swim season for high school starts in a month. Is it safe to swim with a newer piercing in chlorinated water?

I just got my nose pierced last week and swim season for high school starts in a month. Is it safe to swim with a newer piercing in chlorinated water?

Nose ring: Ideally, you should wait two weeks before swimming in order for the ring to heal. The biggest problem can be infection. However, the chlorinated water can irritate the nose and also cause problems. ...Read more

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I got keloids from ear piercings 2x, they went down but I want either my navel or nose pierced. Which one would less likely develop a keloid?

I got keloids from ear piercings 2x, they went down but I want either my navel or nose pierced. Which one would less likely develop a keloid?

Keloid prone: It appears that you are keloid prone and therefore you are tempting fate and likely to experience another adverse reaction. However, the truth, is that true keloids rarely go down and it is likely you are experiencing a reaction to the metal or a hypertrophic scar. ...Read more

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I got my ears pierced and got keloids but they went down. Cuts and burns I get on my body don't make keloids. Can I get a navel or nose piercing?

Increased risk: Clearly you are at higher risk for developing keloids. Your nose is probably less likely to develop this but only areas of specialized dermis are less prone to keloids. ...Read more

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Is it true that getting your nose peirced can paralize your face?

Is it true that getting your nose peirced can paralize your face?

No, not true.: The facial nerve that moves the face is nowhere near the nose. You can get a serious infection from nose piercing, but not a paralyzed face. Someone is trying to scare you! ...Read more

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Will I die early if I have migraines? Do I have a risk of brain nerves get exploded because of migraines? It seems like a needle pierced thru my head.

Will I die early if I have migraines? Do I have a risk of brain nerves get exploded because of migraines? It seems like a needle pierced thru my head.

DO NOT WORRY: Yes, I know the pain feels horrendous, but the brain does not die or explode, and merely provides information about pain due to chemical responses within the head. It is an over-reaction by nerve receptors. Act proactively, start a preventative medication such as topamax (topiramate) or depakote, or consider otc items, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, co-q10. Maybe acupuncture, botox? ...Read more

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