Beware of this if you ever get your nose pierced! Ah yes, nose piercings. They are all the rage with Indian and western women even if for very different reasons. The Best Way Treat infected nose piercing.
Nose piercings are a status symbol and a symbol of marriage for Indian women.
Nose piercings are also steeped in tradition for Indian women. For Western women, they are the ‘in’ thing to do.
But beware because they can at times become infected. This article will explain how to heal infected nose piercings.
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What Defines An Infected Nose Piercing?
“Yikes, now that I know that if I were to get a nose piercing, what defines an infected nose piercing?”
You may think that with all of the licensed nose piercers who have expert knowledge on nose piercings working in various body piercing shops around the world that nose piercings are relatively rare.
However, this is not the case. They are indeed very common!
Because the piercer uses a sharp metal instrument to break completely through the skin on your nose and put a hole in it,
The skin and blood cells on that area of your nose are directly exposed to the metal instrument.
If the device is infected, your chances of getting infected nose piercing increase dramatically, especially since the tool will allow breakthrough blood vessels which are very good transporters of the bacteria and viruses which cause infection.
Since your nose piercing is in a very obscure place which is hard to reach, and if the instrument your piercer used on your nose was infected, the likelihood of infection-causing bacteria and viruses lingering on is extremely high.
Remember that bacteria and infections of all types are either single-celled organisms or nonexistent.
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This means that they can reproduce very quickly. Bacteria are prokaryotes or single-celled organisms which reproduce by splitting into two very often.
They can attach to surrounding cells in their host’s body and multiply very quickly.
They end up crowding out the healthy cells surrounding them when they do this.
Viruses are not living. They are pieces of inorganic information which look for organic living cells to invade.
Once they invade and enter these cells, they use their knowledge to alter the DNA of these cells.
The cells then end up making carbon copies of viruses when they reproduce in a process called meiosis.
Since meiosis happens once every few seconds in the human body, the virus-infected cells can multiply quickly in less than 15 minutes. Scary, huh?
What Are The Causes?
Now that you know what an infected nose piercing is, you may be wondering, ‘what causes it?’ some of the answers are explained below.
Using a piercing gun:
Piercing guns are used on many people. They are often not sterilized thoroughly because this would be next to impossible to do.
To make matters worse, they may usually not be stored in the most hygienic or sterile environments.
The likelihood of their picking up potentially deadly viruses and bacteria is very high.
This is further compounded by the fact that these guns can carry body fluids and bits of potentially infected tissue from previous customers makes.
It very possible for dangerous or even potentially deadly bacteria or viruses to enter into your bloodstream through the punctures in the blood vessels in your nose which the piercing gun will create.
Swimming Pools And Shared Baths Can Give You This
Impossible!” Well don’t be so complacent, it is entirely possible to have your nose piercing get infected especially if you spend time in a shared swimming pool or bath immediately after getting your nose pierced!
Why? Find out by reading further
The reason why shared swimming pools and baths are not placed you want to visit immediately after you have your nose pierced is that they carry lots of bacteria and viruses.
Since many people use these pools and baths, you have no idea what could lurk in the water.
Making matters even worse is the fact that many of these places are regularly cleaned with chlorine and other harsh and powerful chemicals which can actually irritate your new nose piercing.
This just increases your chances of ending up with an infected nose piercing.
Your skin heals much more slowly when it is irritated and irritated skin can also allow harmful bacteria and viruses to enter into your bloodstream much more easily!
Make Sure The Metal in Your Nose Ring is Hypoallergenic
Most people can wear nose rings (and other jewellery) made out of platinum, gold, silver, and other precious metals easily.
These metals rarely irritate the skin or cause significant skin rashes or different reactions.
The same can not be said of the base metals like copper, aluminium, and brass (among others).
These metals can and often do cause significant skin irritations for the people who wear them as body jewellery.
You may be asking, “why do people wear jewellery made out of these metals if it irritates their skin?”
The answer is because jewellery made out of precious metals is costly. Most people can only afford to buy jewellery which is made out of base metals, which is often much cheaper.
How do I Know If I Have An Infected Nose Piercing?
The following are telltale signs of an infected nose piercing:
- Your nose stays red for several days after your nose piercing
Some signs of redness around your nose piercing are normal, but they should disappear after a few days. If this is not the case, you know that your nose piercing is infected.
- You have swelling around the nose piercing
This will generally show up in the form of a red spot of bump around the pierced area.
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How to Heal An Infected Nose Piercing?
Don’t wear makeup or any lotion around the pierced area for a few days.
You are best advised to keep your face bare for about a week after you get your nose pierced.
This will allow the infected area to clear up and heal on its own.
Now That You Know
In an ideal world, you would never have an infected nose piercing, but since life is not perfect, this can happen.
However, now that you know what to look for, and how to treat it, your chances of getting this are significantly reduced!
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