New piercings

posted 4 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
13 posts

I just washed the areas around it and then used the saline on my actual piercing right after. Mine never healed though.  It would get a hard lump under the ring and then bleed for a while then the lump would go away for a while and come back a couple weeks later. It was a cycle the never stopped.  I loved it but unfortunately had to take it out. My cartilage in my ear did the same thing 🙁  Good luck with your healing bee! 

Post # 3
112 posts
Blushing bee

I think a few months? I can’t remember, but I used a sea salt spray and never had any issues. Just make sure not to change it before you’re supposed to!

Post # 4
1055 posts
Bumble bee

Gosh, I had mine done so long ago (15 years), it’s honestly hard to remember. But I do recall that it took longer to heal and was more “finicky” than any of my other piercings (various ear locations and navel). I too got a little lump next to it while it was healing but that eventually flattened out and it is completely flat now. And because my hole is right in the crease/fold of my nose, you can’t really see it when I don’t wear my nose ring (while at work – I’m an attorney). I used to clean mine with just a little anti-bacterial dial soap on a q-tip.  And I second Emily Merten’s advice on not changing it before you’re supposed to! I really think that’s what caused mine to get a little infected (hence the “bump”). I know a lot of people who have gotten their noses pierced but gave up and took it out fairly quickly because it is a little tedious and takes some getting used to (it can snag on clothes, towels, etc. and pull out easily so you really need to be conscious of it and baby that area for a long while). But I LOVE mine and it had become such a part of me now that I don’t feel like myself when I can’t wear my nose ring. Congrats and good luck! Enjoy!

Post # 5
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I kept pulling mine out by accident with my towel after showering. Despite that it healed really quickly in about 8 weeks and no lumps or anything. I did take an immune boosting vitamin with vit C and zinc. Also salt water twice a day

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee

It usually takes about 4 months to fully heal. After you wash your face, be sure to clean it out with a saline spray so there is no leftover cleansers or lotion stuck in the piercing. Your piercer should have explained this to you and given you instructions on cleaning, healing, etc., it’s a little concerning that they didn’t perform this service.

Post # 7
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Probably about 4 months. I had mine done last year. I got it pierced with a hoop and got the dreaded bump. That was the worst. I was religious about doing the sea salt soak and I got a spray as well. But as for washing, you wash your nose with soap like usual. They actually gave me a little container of antibacterial soap to use before each sea salt soak.

ETA: I didn’t change the original hoop out for I think 6 months. 

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