Piercing nez the most common nose piercing remains that of the wings of the nose. The point to pierce is usually at the end of the curvature of the nostril, on the right or left nostril. The piercer can also pierce at a point lower on the nostril, for people who prefer a small ring size.
The other possible piercing at the level of the nose is that of the septum. It is this wall made of cartilage separating the two nostrils. The piercer determines the point to pierce where the membrane has little or no cartilage.
Is nose piercing painful?
All piercings are painful. For the nostril piercing, the point is in the cartilage. Thus, the pain felt is greater, compared for example to earlobe piercing. The initial pain is brief, and gradually subsides. During the healing period, dull but moderate pain is normal.
It is very important to let an experienced piercer perform this piercing. Indeed, it must be performed on a specific point of the nostril so as not to be too painful and to heal well.
The septum piercing, compared to that of the nostrils, is less painful, because it is done on a membrane of skin.
How long does it take for a nose piercing to heal?
The healing of a nostril piercing is done in 4 to 6 months, and that of the septum in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
After how long can the initial piercing be changed?
Any piercer will recommend that you wait until your piercing is completely healed before changing the jewelry he has placed. For the piercing of the nostrils, count about 4 to 6 months. Choose your initial jewel well, because you will keep it until the wound heals. If you try to change it before, it can be very painful, and the hole can close very quickly.
Same for the septum, wait the 6 to 8 weeks necessary for good healing before changing jewellery.
How is the maintenance of the nose piercing?
For that of the nostrils as for the septum, maintenance must be done until the complete healing of the wound. The wound should be cleaned 2 to 3 times a day for 15 days following the piercing. After that, it should be cleaned once a day.
To clean your piercing, wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap. Then clean the piercing, always with antibacterial soap, and do not use cotton wool or fabric to clean it. Then pat the piercing with a paper towel or paper towel, and then lightly apply a Biafine type solution on it.
Regarding the piercing of the septum, you will first of all have to avoid moving it for at least a month after the piercing. Clean it with saline solution only. The cleaning frequency of 2 times a day for 15 days after the piercing, then once a day until it heals.
In both cases, avoid cleaning your piercing over the sink, to prevent it from falling inadvertently.
Can a nose piercing get infected?
The piercing of the nostrils and that of the septum, like all piercings that exist, can become infected. This body modification results in deliberately inflicting trauma on the tissues of a part of your body, by the insertion of a foreign object. The body’s response will be to reject it, through the immune defences, which will then treat it like a normal lesion, and heal around the jewel. If bacteria or microbes get into the wound, infection can occur.
How to recognize a nose piercing infection?
The first warning signal, a fever for no apparent reason, swollen glands, which sometimes accompany redness starting from the hole of the nose piercing, pain around the area and pus or lymph yellow, green or with blood.
If you notice these symptoms, see a doctor and tell your piercer.
If the infection seems significant, you can use an antiseptic liquid on it, 2 times a day until the symptoms disappear. If they persist, consult your doctor.