Nose Piercing Healing Time
Septum piercing: 6-8 weeks (as long as it is performed correctly) Bridge piercing: 8-12 weeks. Nasallang piercing: 4-6 months (as long as it is performed correctly)
He or she can sometimes tighten the nostril screw without removing it so that it will better stay in place but will still allow for healthy healing. Once the piercing is completely healed, you can have it bent for the perfect close, custom fit you are looking for, or go for a shorter post altogether.
A raised area around the piercing may be caused by: tissue damage — if the piercing gets knocked or is removed too early. infection — if the piercing is done in unsanitary conditions or is not kept clean. an allergic reaction to the jewelry.
Your piercing might be infected if: the area around it is swollen, painful, hot, very red or dark (depending on your skin colour) there’s blood or pus coming out of it – pus can be white, green or yellow.
Keloids don’t go away on their own, either. If you’re developing a keloid around your piercing, remove the jewelry right away and talk to a dermatologist about next steps. They may be able to reduce the keloid with corticosteroid injections.
It is not uncommon for your professional piercer to bend the screw, so it has a loose fit inside the nose. This extra lank accounts for drainage, discharge, cleaning, and swelling. Since it is bent to be a little loose you can expect the inside to move around, this is completely normal.
Twist your hoop to open the ends side to side, which keeps them in line with each other and makes it easier to get a tight closure on your nose ring. This will be really important after you open up the ring to insert it.
To take it out, bend the ring slightly so the break comes apart, then slide out of your piercing. Segment rings are designed with a separate piece that comes out of the ring. Pull it out in order to remove the ring from your nose, then snap it back in place to close the ring.
Warm compresses: Using a warm compress on the infected area can help reduce swelling. Be sure to use a clean cloth, soak it in warm water, and apply gently to the area. Sea salt solutions: Saline solutions are a natural antiseptic, Graf says.
You may have some blood, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at first. It may be sore, tender, and red for up to 3 weeks. Pierced nostrils heal completely in about 2 to 4 months. A pierced septum heals in about 3 to 4 months.
It can take up to 6 months for a nose piercing to fully heal. But if you notice your symptoms are changing or getting worse, or if you see a bump developing, it could indicate a problem. A nose piercing bump is generally one of three things: a pustule, which is a blister or pimple that contains pus.
To maintain a nose piercing: Don’t apply over-the-counter antiseptics, including Neosporin. If you think your piercing is getting infected, continue your saline rinses and see your piercer for advice. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide — this will cause irritation in the piercing.