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How to reduce the drainage of a nose piercing?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Remove the piercing
Im 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.

In brief: Remove the piercing
Im 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
Thank
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Titanium jewelry is least irritating and least likely to infect of all metals; "surgical steel", silver, and 14-carat gold are pretty poor.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Remove it
Your symptoms of drainage most likely represent an infection due to a foreign body (your metal).
Removal and warm soaks would be an easy solution, along with topical antibiotics. Piercing represents an invasion of the tissue of the nose , presumably the soft tissue and cartilage. Chondritis or inflammation of the cartilage may be difficult to eradicate without removal of the foreign body.

In brief: Remove it
Your symptoms of drainage most likely represent an infection due to a foreign body (your metal).
Removal and warm soaks would be an easy solution, along with topical antibiotics. Piercing represents an invasion of the tissue of the nose , presumably the soft tissue and cartilage. Chondritis or inflammation of the cartilage may be difficult to eradicate without removal of the foreign body.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Thank
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