Clean Your Nose Piercing
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Here's an easy step by step guide on how to clean a brand new nose piercing.
- Clean the piercing twice every day; in the morning and before you go to bed.
- Make sure you wash your hands properly with an antibacterial soap.
- Take a cotton bud and dip it into some Saline Solution, (Available from your local chemist or tattoo studio) or 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt mixed with warm water.
- Gently rub the solution around the piercing and inside your nostril. Be careful not to touch and move the piercing as this can spread germs/bacteria to the area.
- Dry the area carefully by patting the piercing with a clean tissue or toilet paper.
- Never stick your fingers up your nose if they are dirty, this can cause an infection.
- Have a nice hot shower as this can loosen any crust that is around the piercing.
- Don't rub the piercing with a towel as it can carry bacteria and can pull the stud out.
- Use Lavender oil. It can help the healing process and reduces any tenderness. Remove any excess with a tissue as if you leave it on it can cause irritation to the skin.
- If you take out the piercing before it has completely healed can make the hole close up and make it harder to reinsert the jewelery.
- Don't use alcohol, tea tree oil and betadine as these are damaging to the delicate tissues and can make lumps form.
- Don't use silver sleepers in replace of the jewelery. The sleepers are dangerous as they can oxidize the wound and cause a permanent black mark in your nose called a Argyria. They can also create allergic reactions.
- Don't pick at any scabs (no matter how tempting it is) as you can get infections.
- Always use a new clean cotton bud when cleaning the inside of your nostril, so you don't end up spreading germs from one place to another.
Things You'll Need
- Antibacterial soap.
- Saline Solution or sea salt.
- Cotton buds, tissues or toilet paper.
- Lavender oil.
- A clean plastic mug.
- Warm water.