Over the years nose piercing has become more and more popular and acceptable as a form of body art and personal expression. For some tribes in the sultry South Africa and other Asian communities, the art of nose piercing dates back several centuries ago. Some have it to merely accentuate the body, while others attach more relevance to it as a part of religious ritual. Whatever the case may be and the reason for having it on, it is important to properly care for the wound after the procedure was done. The procedure itself is already painful. No, I have not tried it but by the looks of it, it certainly looks painful. If you have piercings, you will cause yourself more pain and money if you do not take proper care for it. So do yourself a favor and follow these steps to make sure that your piercing will heal fast making you more comfortable in time.
Clean your nose piercing and jewelry twice a day as blood plasma is expected to form around it. To clean this, use cotton swab and warm salt solution. Use Betadine after or any brand of surgical scrub with a gauze pad. The said solution is gentle on the wound and is conveniently sold in a lot of drug stores. Don't use Hydrogen Peroxide solution as it is abrasive. If you have some forms of allergies, it would be wise to get in touch with a doctor so you can find out what would work best for you. I would suggest you consult your doctor prior to having your nose pierced. Finally thoroughly rinse the area with clean running water and carefully move the jewelry both ways.
Your nose ring is not a toy. Do not play with it or move it often. In most cases when we are not used to putting on a piece of jewelry, like a necklace or bracelet, we tend to play with it or fidget it every so often, until such time when we finally get used to it. The nose ring is not an exception, so try to refrain from constantly playing around with it. Doing so gives you the risk of accidentally pulling it out, which causes bleeding. At the same time constantly moving the jewelry will prolong the healing process.
It is normal for the area around the piercing to turn reddish and swollen. You can use ice cold compress to reduce it. If the pain is bothering you, you can take pain relievers. Consult your doctor for the dosage and the kind of pain reliever that you can take.
When washing your face, pat it dry with a towel instead of quick rubbing. Again, it may cause you to accidentally pull out the jewelry and I'm sure you would not like that.
Lastly, if you cannot withstand the pain or if the swelling and secretion become excessive in your opinion, it would be best to get in touch with your doctor right away.