Nose Piercing

Nose piercing is one of the most popular types of body piercing that has been practiced in diverse cultures.

The most widespread location for piercing the nose is by means of the curve of one of the nostrils. Positioning can be done anywhere on the length of the nostril, based on the choice of the wearer. Generally a cork is placed into the nostril to capture the end of the needle, and a straight needle is just pressed thorough. It is vital for individuals to take the help of expert piercers and not permit equipments such as ear piercing guns to be employed. The reason why piercing guns should be avoided for piercings is that most of them are not disinfected making them likely to transmit body fluid-borne ailments and infections, such as hepatitis and HIV.

Healing of nose piercings can be achieved by means of either a stud-style piece of jewelry or a ring. Studs are maintained in position either by means of minute backings like stud earrings or a nostril screw.

A very widespread position for a nose piercing is through the septum, the part of tissue that divides the two sides of the nose. It is vital to avert the major part of cartilage in the rear of the nose and to make use of the softer tissue. Position must also be taken into account while choosing ring-style jewelry to ensure that the basic piercing is not located extremely low. Generally a small ring is utilized in this piercing.

Techniques

  • Piercing that are undertaken by experts involve the use of an exceedingly pointed hollow surgical needle similar to the ones employed for giving drips or blood.
  • This implies that for the majority of nose piercing the needle is pierced in an instant and the degree of uneasiness is minimal.

Risks

There are a number of risks that are associated with nose piercing. The risks involved are mentioned below.

Infection: In the absence of adequate care, infection can result in scarring and even blood poisoning.

Allergic Reaction:

Some people are allergic to particular metals and only realize this during piercing and have a serious reaction to the jewelry.

Nerve Damage:

If a piercing isn’t positioned cautiously, it can penetrate a nerve, detaching it and making the adjoining area devoid of any sensation

Aftercare

You must at all times make it a point to keep your hands clean prior to touching your nose piercing. You need to do this to ensure that your hands are not the source of contamination for the area that has been pierced. The use of sterile cotton, cotton gauze or other disinfected material should be used for cleaning from the second night onwards.

Healing

The curing of an ordinary wound and the healing of a nose piercing is significantly dissimilar. For a normal wound the body simply has to restore and rejoin the injured tissue, but with nose piercing, this process is made difficult by the presence of an unfamiliar substance, the jewelry.

The healing period for nostril and septum piercings can take between six and twelve weeks.