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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?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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)?

In brief: 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)?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
See your doctor if you believe you may have complications. Bottom line - septal piercings can cause pain.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Septal piercing

Remove the piercing and have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,

In brief: Septal piercing

Remove the piercing and have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist,
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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