How To Take Care Of Nose Piercing
After having the nose pierced, it is very important to take good care and maintain hygiene at the pierced site. A freshly pierced nose generally requires about 3-6 months to heal completely, which means you need to take care of the piercing for about 6 months from the date of the piercing.
Avoid using harsh products over the pierced site such as harsh soaps, scrubs or cosmetics.
The contents of these products may turn out to be irritants for a fresh nose piercing which may eventually interfere with the natural healing process and may even slow it down.
Strictly avoid swimming. The water may be home to several types of microorganisms such as harmful bacteria which can contaminate the piercing and cause infection and pus formation.
As healing progresses, small crusts may form around the pierced metal. Use clean cotton to remove these crusts and not hands. Also, do not forcibly remove the crusts as they may bleed.
Avoid changing the nose stud or nose ring until the piercing has healed completely.
Avoid contact sports.
Any trauma to the nasal piercing can cause unbearable pain and bleeding.
You also take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) available over the counter after a fresh piercing for about 3-5 days or by prescription from a doctor to prevent any kind of inflammation.
A homeopathic medicine Calendula, specifically used after injuries and to speed up wound healing can be taken for about 7 days after the fresh piercing. It also helps to prevent infection, pus formation, and bleeding.
Although nose piercing enhances aesthetic appeal, it is equally important to consider the pros and cons of nose piercing. It is also essential to understand that the process of its healing may differ from person to person based on each individual’s immunity and body’s response to the piercing or the metal used for piercing.
Source; Dr. Himanshi Purohit
Dr. Himanshi is a Homoeopathic consultant and currently working as a lecturer in Post-graduate faculty of Homeopathy, Parul University, Vadodara. Completed BHMS and MD in Homeopathy in January 2018 and also has a clinical experience of about 6 years. Personal interests include reading, spending time with family and traveling.
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