How do I know if my nose piercing is infected?

I got my nose pierced three days ago. For the past two mornings when I wake up, the piercing looks scabbed over and looks like it has sunken into the hole where it got pierced. When I try to push it up and clean it, it bleeds. Is this normal or could there be an infection?

Similar Piercing Answers:

  • Is my nose piercing infected? If so, am I taking care of it right? ...So, I got my nose pierced about, a month ago. It’s been yanked out accidentally 3 times. But it always turned out okay. I twist/spin it around every day so the hole forms. The piercing was just about to turn normal and not hurt anymore, but just two days ago, something unusual happened. Around my...

  • How do I know if my navel piercing is growing out? ...I am thin with not very much body fat around my stomach navel, but i’m not sure if this is why my piercing is to be so close to the surface. I can feel the bar underneath my skin. It feels normal, but its been bruised on the bottom of the top hole....

  • Tragus piercing? ...I just got my tragus pierced a week ago, and for the first few days it seemed to be healing normally, a little dried blood in the mornings and tender, but healing none the less. After about 6 days it was no longer sore and it didnt hurt to clean. However, yesterday out of nowhere...

  • Rash on Navel Piercing (HELP!)? ...i got my navel pierced 13 days ago. i know i shouldnt have but i took it out a few times and put a bioplast bar and a 9 carat gold bar in , only for 5 minutes at a time though. i wear a plaster over it every night(because i do sport). i clean...

  • Need dire cartilage piercing help…? ...I got my industrial pierced back at the beginning of october, and ever since it has not fully healed. In the past month or two 2 unsightly bumps on the inside had gotten bigger and looks infected. Started to rigour my clean and care procedures (stopped bactine, daily salt soaks, clean with spectro gel in...

3 Comments: Trackback URL | Comments RSS

  1. BriZee Says:

    I also pierced my nose (more than once) and it was always a little swollen so I wouldn’t be worried about it. Just keep cleaning it on the inside and the outside at least twice a day. It takes up to 8 weeks for a nose piercing to completely heal.

  2. Ray <3 Says:

    Sounds like what most piercings do. The scabbing is just dried bloods and fluid. If it didn’t escape somehow, it would stay inside and you would bruise and get a blood blister (happened to me when they put in jewellry too big for my hole)…
    The sinking in thing happens alot because your nose swells. Just keep pushing it out, i know its gross, but happens to alot of piercings. Just be glad its not in your mouth because the skin grows ALOT faster there, and your actually have to pick the layer of skin off or it will grow out through your lip.
    So just keep pushing it out.. If you cant, its because the bar is too short.. in which case you will need to get a longer one and have it changed, or else it will get more and more and more irritated until it DOES get infected.

    Sounds normal, will likely be like that for a week or two.. if it starts getting green pus or swelling ALOT or doesnt get better in like 2 weeks head back to the peircer and see what they can do. But it sounds like alot of my piercings.

  3. nour Says:

    thats normal if you pierced it yourself, which you shouldnt do
    i was use vaseline on it at night
    or use infection alchol on it and it should be fine

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Looking:

  • my nose piercing is still sore after 3 days
  • nose piercing still hurting after 9 months
  • what to do if your nose piercing is sinking into your nose
  • what if my nose piercing is sinking in?
  • red around nose piercing pain piercing sinking in
  • i got my nose pierced and the inside is puffy shud i b woried?
  • my nose stud sinks in my nose
  • dried blood on nose piercing in morning
  • is it ok for your nose pirecing to swell
  • nose piercing keeps scabbing up
  • what do you do when you put your nose ring in and it hurts
  • my nose piercing hurts and its bruising
  • I took my nose ring out for the first time after I got it pierced and its bleeding a little
  • is it normal for nose piercing to still be sore to touch 3 weeks after
  • i just got my nose pierced and it seems to be sinking
  • lip stud keeps sinking in
  • how to take out a sunk in nose piercing
  • nose piercing swolen on inside how long
  • nose piercing sore and liquid coming out of hole
  • nose piercing sore after 3 months