Getting a nose piercing is an excellent way to express your personal style. However, you should keep in mind that nose piercings are highly susceptible to infection and may take longer to heal than other ear or tongue piercings.
There are some things you can do to help prevent infection from occurring and promote a faster healing process. One of the first steps you can take is to make sure your piercing is clean and free from grease, dirt and bacteria. You can use anti-bacterial facewash and soak your piercing equipment in saline solution to reduce the risk of contamination.
Another thing you can do is to make sure that your jewelry is completely sterilized before you insert it into your pierced hole. This will ensure that you don’t have any issues with irritants or infections later on down the line.
After your piercing, you should also clean it two times a day: in the morning and before bed. The best way to do this is by using a saline spray like Neilmed Piercing Aftercare Spray. This sterile solution is easy to apply and won’t irritate the skin.
If you don’t have a saline spray, you can also soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently wipe the inside of your nose piercing. Once you’ve done this, you can pat the area dry with a paper towel.
You can also take some antibiotics to help prevent an infection from occurring during the piercing process. These drugs will reduce the pain and inflammation that you might experience during a piercing and can also speed up the healing process.