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Nose Piercing Care:

Nose piercings have become increasingly popular with the spread of the ‘pop’ and the ‘punk’ culture. Today, teens all over the world sport trendy jewelry on their noses. However, you must keep in mind proper nose piercing care, so that your piercing is relatively painless and comfortable and also maintain proper care of your nose after piercing it to avoid infections.
Nose piercings are usually done by professionals who use piercing needles or piercing guns. However, these days, the use of guns is being discouraged because of the spread of nose piercing infections. There are many reasons for this. It was believed that since the gun does not come in contact with the skin, it poses no real threat of nose piercing infections. However, it has been found that guns are not as safe as they appear to be. They do come directly in contact with the inside of the nose but since the guns are made of plastic, it cannot be sterilized. Therefore the chances of transmitting staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that resides in the nose and causes fatal infections near the brain, are increased. The gun may also cause trauma to the fresh pierce since blunt needles are used for the nose piercings through the gun.
It is always better to go with the needle since it ensures that the pierce is in the exact place that was intended for it. Also the pain is minimal and the needles are sterilized.

Nose Piercing Aftercare

When you pierce any part of your body, the tissues take some time to heal. You might have got your nose pierced from the best of experts. You may have also used the finest jewelry. However, if you do not take proper care of your nose after piercing it, the procedure could be futile.
The cartilage of the nose doesn’t always heal the way flesh heals. Small lumps called granulomas could get formed around the piercing or if you remove and reinsert the jewelry, you might unintentionally end up exaggerating the wound.
Apply a hot compress around your nose in case you develop any lumps or nose piercing scar experience irritation in the pierced area. Giving the wound a hot compress twice a day can help relax the wound and help it heal faster. If the lumps become painful or persist, it is best to remove your jewelry and re insert later. However if the lump doesn’t soothe even after you’ve removed the jewelry, it is best to leave the wound and re-pierce it after it has completely healed.
If your stud falls out in the first two to four weeks of your piercing, the pierce may close up very quickly. For most people, the stud gets entangled in their clothes or towel. Try to pat your face dry instead of rubbing it with a towel in the first few weeks of your nose piercing. Also if the stud comes out, don’t try to re-insert it yourself. Instead, see a specialist or the person who pierced your nose for you. Use lavender oil because it promotes nose piercing healing.