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Old 10-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
 
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Default My nose piercing....

This is probably the least important issue in the world at the moment, but I'm focused on it.

I had my nose pierced 6 years ago. I've always loved having it. All of sudden its giving me a lot of problems. Its sore and raw feeling inside when I change the jewelry, and inside my nose is kinda swollen at the piercing hole, like its a new piercing.

I've been wearing nosebones and changing them myself for several months, so I'm wondering if I'm tearing the tissue when I remove it and put it in. Maybe its just jewelry irritating it.

Anyway, I'm thinking of getting some nose screws instead. Or maybe I should take it out and let it heal up altogether.



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Old 10-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
 
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You're probably just messin with it too much. Go back to sea salt soakes and leave it alone.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
 
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I agree - it sounds irritated. Warm sea salt soaks (dabbed on with a q-tip) might help to calm it down. Let it rest and don't mess with it too much.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
 
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Right now I don't have anything in it. I used some warm soaks last night, then today I cleaned it with some piercing care solution. I plan on continuing w that. I'm going to leave the piercing out for a couple of hours, then Ill put one that doesn't have a big ball on the end in.

I just started using nose bones several months ago. I'm thinking they're not a good idea for me. I think I'll go to nose screws. I like rings, but my piercing is too high.


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Old 10-29-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
 
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Mine gets a lil infected or irritated from time to time. I do a salt soak or squeeze peroxide into it and it's fine in a coupe of days.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
 
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Okay, then, I'll assume it's just irritated. Perhaps I don't clean it enough.

I'll do the necessary things, until its better.

Thanks guys.


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Old 10-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
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Yeah, nose bones can irritate your piercing. Those are the ones that have a tiny bulb at the end right? So every time you change it, you might be ripping the inside of your nose a bit. Try not to change them so frequently.

I wear a hoop for that very reason. It's less irritating for me and luckily I have a job where I can wear a hoop.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #8
 
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Yeah, nose bones can irritate your piercing. Those are the ones that have a tiny bulb at the end right? So every time you change it, you might be ripping the inside of your nose a bit. Try not to change them so frequently.

I wear a hoop for that very reason. It's less irritating for me and luckily I have a job where I can wear a hoop.

I want to wear a hoop but I don't think I can get one in. I think my piercing is too high to get it in and hook around.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
 
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Oh forget it. This thing is driving me crazy. I left it out for 6 hours, showered, cleaned it out, etc - it hurt worse putting it in than getting it pierced!

I'm done. Over it. Nose ring no more.


I know I'm going to regret it and wish I had it again, but I'm tired of it all. Randomly not healing after 6 years. No.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
 
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There's a chance you've developed an allergy/sensitivity to something in the nose rings
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There's a chance you've developed an allergy/sensitivity to something in the nose rings
Very possible. I have a small metal allergy anyway. I can not wear studs in my ears for long. Certain necklaces irritate me after a while - its quite possible it eventually started irritating my nose.

Like I said, I decided to take it out. Its been causing problems for too long.


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Old 10-30-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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Aw. It always makes me sad when someone decides to let their nose piercing close up. I don't know why.

My guess would've been the nose bone, though. I just recently switched to a retainer (for work) that happens to be a nose bone, because it was all I could find at short notice. I've only taken it out once or twice, and each time it has horribly irritated my piercing, even though I've been problem-free for months. I've been leaving it in, because the process of taking it out/putting it back in was so painful.
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If it's infected, you should probably put the jewelry back in while it heals, so it can drain. Then remove it if you don't want it after the infection is gone.

(Otherwise it could get all swollen and abcessed...could spread.)
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
 
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No, its not infected.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #15
 
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When I had problems with my nose ring/piercing, I went to a proper jeweler and bought a 14 k gold nose stud that has a coil in the insertion part that you gently "screw" into your piercing. (I had to widen and straighten it slightly to get it in, then gently recoil and push it shut once in.) Since then, I have had *zero* issues the coiled part of the gold has no balls or clips or butterflies or anything else to irritate you.

I also used rubbing alcohol (avail. at drugstores) to disinfect mine when I had problems - works a treat and quickly hold a tissue or cloth that is saturated with rubbing alcohol around your nostril, and pour the rubbing alcohol in a small stream over the nostril. Then stop pouring. Squeeze the cloth both inside and outside - pinch it over either side of the hole gently. Wait a few moments and repeat. Do this twice a day for a few days, should clear up.

you may very well be allergic to stainless steel, and many forms of cheaper jewelry (i.e. not sterling silver or gold) can contain zinc, mixed alloys, coppers and lead, all of which can be highly irritating - not to mention poisonous!.

Go for the gold you won't be disappointed!
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