Want to go for nose piercing? It is one of the most common and kind of compulsory custom for Indian females to get their nose pierced before marriage. But, do you dread getting this thing done? Well, if you are, let me tell you some tips and facts about this not-so-happy practice.
After an earlobe piercing, nostril is the second prominent place to be pierced. Getting your body pierced is always a rousing inclusion to your look. This excitement can change into incubus if the area gets infected after piercing. Having your nose pierced is such a wonderful way to adorn or accent your face but wait, are you pampering it right?
Healing process after nose piercing takes quite a time. Familiarize yourself with genuine care techniques so that your piercing heals as quickly and uneventfully as possible. It’s very important to follow the aftercare tips provided when you pierce.
BEST NOSE PIERCING HEALING TIPS:
- Touch your piercing as less as possible. But when you touch it, always wash your hands and do not let anyone touch your piercing at least for six weeks.
- Cleanse your piercing regularly with an antimicrobial or antibacterial soap. Antimicrobial soaps work better because they eliminate bacteria, viruses and fungus. Use branded antimicrobial soap. You can also try to speed up your nose piercing healing with Almay’s Hypo-care. Soaps with high content of dyes and scents can irritate your piercing, so make sure to avoid them.
- Never use hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol. Both of them are excellent germ killers, but they are only use for unbroken skin. They will dry out your skin or otherwise hinder your nose piercing healing.
- Avoid putting makeup on your piercing and remove stale makeup that’s been placed near it. Dry the area by patting it with a paper towel or facial tissue as cloth towel carry too much germs.
- Do not use cosmetic products such as hair sprays or skin lotions unless you are sure that you have taken appropriate measure to protect your piercing. They contain ingredients that can irritate your healing skin.
- If you smoke, then slow down or stop until your piercing heals. It’s true that tar, resin, and smoke residue can accumulate on or around the piercing site.
- If your piercing begins to look infected, you might see a yellowish boil or a pimple. If you have oily skin, antibacterial soap is used but you can also use warm salt water soaks to relieve discomfort and to help the skin heal. It’s best to look for a saline product that contains sea salt; the iodine in table salt can irritate your piercing.
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Do not remove your jewelry unless your piercing professional instructs you to do so, because you run the risk of trapping the infection inside your skin.
- A sea salt solution is a good idea while your piercing heals if there is no infection. It provides a good way to remove the crusts that accumulate around the piercing or on the jewelry. It will also draw impurities from the skin. Many people also say it feels comfortable and relieves itching during their nose piercing healing process!
- If you choose a nostril screw as your first jewelry at the time of the piercing, take extra care that it doesn’t get caught in your clothing or on your towel.
- Avoid swimming while your piercing heals, but if you must go then cover it with a water proof bandage.
- Try to sleep on your back or on the side; away from your piercing. It will heal faster if you don’t have your face on the pillow and the jewelry will be less likely to pull on your healing abilities. Drink plenty of water, eat extra protein as it helps your body to build new skin tissue. These are really good recommendations while you are recovering from a healing!
- Always look for fine quality jewelry for your piercing. Nothing less than 14k gold or possibly stainless steel should be used for your first nose jewelry.
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Sometimes a piercing will obviously be infected. Other times, the infection might not be so easy to identify. When you first get a piercing done, there might be some initial bleeding, swelling around the piercing site, sensitivity, bruising, itchy irritation, and a whitish-yellow discharge (which is not pus) coming from the piercing. The discharge can form some crust on the jewelry, but that crust formation is okay and normal. Knowing the difference between normal side effects after having a piercing done, infection side effects can help you treat your infection better. Some of the most common signs that your piercing is infected are:
- Persistent itchiness and/or redness that continues after the normal healing period.
- Persistent soreness and tenderness that continues after the normal healing period.
- A hot, burning sensation.
- Yellow-green seepage of liquid, such as pus or blood, from the hole.
- Bad smells coming from the piercing site.
Healing time of piercing largely depends on the professional who did the piercing. Nose piercing takes 6 to 8 weeks to heal completely and it also depends on the skin type. Once you are pierced, you should not change your jewelry at least for 6 to 8 weeks and if you want to change your jewelry in the healing period, you should proceed to professional piercer to do so. Do not do it by yourself.
Well, to sum up, you need to take these proper measures to let it work for you or if something bad happens, immediately consults a doctor. But, do it all without fear!
Because as they say: Girls, you need to bear some pain to have some gain! Cheers!
Feel free to leave the comments or any query below! Happy piercing!