Infected

by Tabitha
(P.A.)

How do you know if it's infected?

Answer:
You can expect symptoms of infection to resemble any other kind of body piercing infection. Your piercing takes approximately two to four weeks for the initial stages of healing, and you can expect some redness and soreness in the area.

If, however, you notice redness, and it is then followed by swelling, and possibly also shows pus drainage, you should be on the alert. There will be a very sore sensitivity to the skin when you touch it, and it might even bleed. The good news is that nose piercing infection care is very simple and you can begin infection treatment on your own, but if it continues beyond a week's time then you need to see your physician.

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