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Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 @ 11:52 PM
Filed under: Nose
My septum piercing was healing exceptionally well, so I didn’t clean it quite as much. It was doing well until I lost one of the balls washing my face. Ever since, I’ve been touching my nose ring, adjusting it, making sure it’s not falling out because this is my favorite piercing.
I’ve enclosed a photo of what it looks like now. I’m devastated. I’ve cleaned it twice today with saline solution, but it still looks awful. It almost seems like it’s getting worse.
I’m also a bit of a smoker.
I’ve made an appointment at my university clinic for tomorrow. Aside from this being aesthetically unappealing, I’m scared to have it removed. I just love it so much.
What should I do?
Sounds like you already know the why and the how. If your piercing is infected it is because you stopped your aftercare and you handled the piercing with dirty hands.
You’ve done the right thing by resuming your aftercare and scheduling an appointment. Make sure not to remove your piercing, removal can trap the infection in the site without proper drainage. A trapped infection can create an abscess and that will just make the situation worse. Listen to your doctor and make sure to follow their antibiotic regiment.
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