Nose piercings don’t have a great reputation for being a fast healer. It’s normal for a nose piercing to take up to four to six months to completely heal.
During that time, you’ll see things that will make you feel uncomfortable, especially on a place as highly visible as your face. There can be redness, swelling, a little bleeding, pus and even crust around your jewelry.
Occasionally, you may also see something else, something you hadn’t expected at all – a big swollen bump.
Why Have Nose piercing bump?
A nose piercing bump can sometimes arise for a number of reasons, including:
- Bad aftercare products (stick to saline and you’ll be fine)
- The wrong piercing instruments, like a piercing gun
- Infected nose rings
- Accidentally bumping or jostling the piercing
- Allergic reactions to jewelry, such as those made with nickel
Mild infections from the nose ring or bad aftercare can lead to blisters or a pimple-like bump near the piercing known as a pustule.
Nose piercing aftercare
You pierced your nose! Now what? A nose piercing requires more delicate care than ear piercings or tattoos. Your expert piercer will give you tips about nose piercing aftercare before you leave the studio, to prevent a nose piercing infection and accelerate the healing process.
Keep in mind that nose piercing aftercare begins the day you get the piercing. Here are some aftercare tips:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the pierced area.
- Use bulb syringes or cotton balls to gently apply saline solution to the piercing for three minutes. Alternatively, you can try dipping your nose into the saline for a few seconds. You can buy this solution at the piercing studio or prepare it yourself by adding a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt to a warm cup of water.
- If you have oily skin or acne, use a clean towel or cotton pad to wipe your nose gently so as not to irritate the piercing.
- Stay hydrated and keep up a good diet to help you heal faster.
Put the tea tree oil on your piercing over night
Keloids are thicker nose piercing scars that sometimes form near the piercing.
Granulomas form when the tissue surrounding the pierced area keeps increasing in size. They aren’t infections themselves, but if you pick at it, the spot may become infected.
If you keep up good aftercare and the bumps still don’t disappear, consult a dermatologist immediately. And you really need to choose a professional piercer, it’s very important.
While there isn’t a lot you can do to stop the formation of keloids if you’re prone to developing them, there are some things you can do to try to protect your skin from developing other piercing bumps.
One thing you can do is choose your piercer carefully. You need to find someone who uses great technique when he’s wielding the needle. The better the technique, the less chance of forming a bump.
While the price of a nose piercing will likely be more when using a highly experienced piercer, the extra cost will definitely be worth it in the long run.
Choose the high quality nose rings before you piercing your nose and help you get rid of keloids.