Septum crusties?

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Saturday October 27th, 2007 @ 8:51 PM

Filed under: Nose

I had my septum pierced last Thursday and I love it. But it seems that every morning (or even a few hours after I clean it) there are snot crusties, rather than just blood or lymph. Nobody ever mentions any long-term crusty involvement and I was just wondering if I have to deal with this kind of thing forever, since it kind of hurts.

Hmm, I s’pose I assume that it’s common sense that jewellery worn inside the nose will tend to collect dried nasal mucus and have to be cleaned on a semi-regular basis - much as, one hopes, you clean the inside of your nose! ;) Of course, your piercing won’t always be sore and cleaning it won’t be uncomfortable once the piercing has a chance to heal a bit, and it does become routine after blowing one’s nose to kind of give a little extra love to your jewellery with the tissue, to remove any extra junk from the piercings. Just be patient, I assure you that it will get easier within a month or two! :)

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3 Responses to “Septum crusties?”

  1. I have had my septum pierced for nearly four years and I clean it off every three or four days, more often if I’m sick, it’s cold out, or I’m wearing jewelry with o-rings. It becomes habit very quickly, as o-rings + crusties = “why does everything smell like a dead dog covered in old cheese?” I’ve found when wearing jewelry flipped up the best choice is a small crescent or cbr without o-rings instead of a horseshoe, as gunk builds up much faster on threads, around o-rings, and at the base of balls than it does on a smooth surface.

    Jess on October 27th, 2007 at 10:12 pm
  2. In my experience with any sort of scratch or tear inside my nostrils, snot tends to build up on them very quickly. I always pretended my body was just trying to put a protective layer of boogie on the wound and it wasn’t a big deal, however annoying/uncomfortable. :P

    Isabel on October 30th, 2007 at 10:00 pm
  3. Do not attempt to get your crusties out with a Q-tip, you don’t have to. Your they will fall off eventually. Also, do NOT move your jewelry, even if you’re cleaning the septum. If you move your jewelry while the piercing is still healing then you’re going to regret it, it hurts SO badly. Just get yourself a salt water spray and spray it on the holes, of course, with the piercing still in place. :)

    Salleh on September 1st, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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