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I think my nose ring is infected....

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by mingster, Mar 22, 2002.

  1. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    But I can't tell if it's just an inflammed black head.
    Which would essentially be a zit on my piercing.
    Too many pores in this area of my body...

    I prescribed myself the treatment of just washing it with Bactine twice a day.

    Any suggestions?

  2. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    don't play with it r touch it at all!......it will heal eventually......how long have u had it for? mecca ointment has always worked good on any of my piercings. Maybe change the nose ring?.....

  3. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    Infected Nosering...

    Good name for a live dj act:)

    hope it dosn't hurt ,.. sorry about biting your nose...

  4. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    S'ok babe. Sorry about biting your ass. Teeth marks?

    I've had it for two months, but it doens't seem to be healing quick enough. Everytime I try to change it, it bleeds.

  5. BreakzBroad

    BreakzBroad TRIBE Member

    thats the problem then my dear :) u can't change it until it's fully healed. seriously get some mecca ointment - from shoppers, it's a little orange tin. Aplly it on with a q-tip whenever its sore! the cold could be affecting it right now also.

  6. rejenerate

    rejenerate TRIBE Member

    Yeah, what the other Jen said. You shouldn't be trying to change it until you've had it for at least 6 months (what my piercer said). Unfortunately when I got mine in 1994, I was working a shitty customer service job and I had to take it out after a week. Ohmigod...we're talking major infection and it would start to close after only being out for a few hours. So yes, don't touch it!

  7. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    [img - skinny dirty boy with finger in nose]


  8. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

    8oz hot water, 1/4 teaspoon salt (salt w/out iodine is best)

    soak your piercing in this a couple times a day

    it'll feel great and help fix it up
  9. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Thx. I'll try that. :)
  10. Bean

    Bean TRIBE Member

    I would go see a dermatologist.

    I had a similar problem with my nosering about 6 months after I got it pierced. As it turned out, I had a keloid (bubbling of the skin from a scar). My dermatologist prescribed me some antibiotic cream and the keloid eventually disappeared, never to reurn again.



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  11. rejenerate

    rejenerate TRIBE Member

    I got rid of a keloid on my ear by rubbing pure vitamin e on it (as recommended by my piercer).

    In my experience it was a hard-ish bump right around the top piercing (it was an industrial).

    The rec.arts.bodyart FAQ might help...


  12. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Any idea how I can tell the difference?
    I don't wanna run to a dermatoogist if it's just a zit....
    I guess I should just see if it goes away.

    Thanks for the info, I ever thought of that.

  13. rejenerate

    rejenerate TRIBE Member

    Duh. I also forgot to say, go to your piercer, if you're really concerned.

  14. echootje

    echootje TRIBE Member

    Sill yprobably uneccessary reminder, it sucks but if you normally put makeup on your nose, don't!

    As Aimee said salt water is the totally perfect natural cure, but dipping your nose in it feels stupid. (especially my nipple ring!!)

  15. bitchass

    bitchass TRIBE Member

    Bactine is the worst for piercings! Just use an antibacterial soap! Bactine dries out everything it touches and then it cracks and gets worse.

    I've used a product called Dr Bronners magic hemp soap (tea tree or lavender) for the last couple years and had no problems.

    I also use it every day for shaving my face.
  16. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

  17. cosmic

    cosmic TRIBE Member

    jus make sure if it doesnt heal in the next week or so to definately see a dermatologist or even a family doctor.....get some sort of antibiotics....

    i had an infection when i got an eyebrow ring.....i tried everything, finally it fell out at night and i didnt bother putting it in again, even though i took care of it while it was healing i have a gross scar now =(


    my prince albert is infected.
  19. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    I have had just about everything pierced but I no longer wear any facial piercings. Anyhow, I recommend NO ointment and wash with anti-bacterial soap such as Dial. I am friends with a lot of the piercers at New Tribe and they will tell you the same.

    Peace, Maxine
  20. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    Bitchass and some good advice as well.

    Peace, Maxine
  21. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    Oh oh!! I have some girlie piercings down there too and they healed in about 2 days. Genital piercings are the fasting healing piercings because there is so much blood flow/circulation, which triggers it to heal very quickly. All you can do is just keep washing with acti-bacterial or tea tree oil soap. That should heal your infection. If it doesn't go back to your piercer. Good Luck!!
  22. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    Oops I ment- had some good advice!!:D
  23. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    She was kidding, sunkist I mean... :D

    ...unless there's something we dont know.

  24. geminigirl

    geminigirl TRIBE Member

    My werd!!!.........I'm so embarrassed!!!LOL
  25. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    that is so sweet, I'm running to my mp3.com site to change my name as we speak!

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