Nose Piercing Bump Treatments
Most people complain about the bumps on their nose piercings. Usually, thorough care keeps these bumps from developing. Identifying the bump and treating it reduces pain and helps in quick healing of the piercing. Following are some nose piercing bump treatment options:
Nose Piercing Bump Treatments:
- First identify which type of bump you have. Bacterial pocket or boil is the most common type of bump. This develops if a trauma leads to a small tear and thus, microbes enter the wound. Often, boils are red and painful and can secrete blood or pus. Hypotrophic scarring is another most common bump. Nose cartilage piercing, particularly industrial piercing is more prone to this scar. Hypotrophic scar is a bump around the exit hole which is of the skin color. These are not painful but you may feel hard when you touch them. These are caused by keeping jewelry with much pressure. Keloid is the most serious bump. This is a scar tissue which develops beyond the boundary of the nose piercing. Keloids are very hard to treat and they need surgery to remove. Dark complexion people are at higher risks of keloid scars.
- Of all the piercing bumps, boils are easiest to treat. Soaking in the sea salt helps in healing the bumps. This must be done every day. Add 1/8 tablespoon of sea salt to the warm water and immerse the piercing for approximately 5 – 15 minutes. This helps in treating and preventing bumps, by removing foreign particles and pus from the wound. In order to remove excess salt, rinse the piercing after soaking.
- Use tea bags as hot compress to reduce bumps. Dip tea bags in the warm water and hold it against the piercing. Dip it again if the tea bag becomes cold. Repeat this process once or twice in a day for about 10 minutes.
- Use tea tree oil if the bumps are tough. Dilute a drop of tea tree essential oil used for aromatherapy in a glass and dab it on the bump 2 times a day using a cotton ball. Tea tree oil is a strong antiseptic and kills all the germs.
- Change the jewelry if you have hypotrophic scarring. If the scar is around the curved jewelry, switch to something straight, such as a barbell. Consult the piercer for switching the jewelery in an unhealed nose piercing. Steroid injections and some topical creams can help to heal the scars.
- Keloids need steroid treatments or surgical removal. However, sometimes keloid removal may result in more scar tissues.