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jessinator55
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Okay. I know I already had a nose ring forum, but it's acting weird again. I fixed the prior problem (an infected zit, or so I thought). I went to the piercer and he put in a new nose screw in for me and such, but it seems I am developing another blood blister-ish thing right by the piercing. It just looks like a bruise now, but if looked at closer, it's a purple little bump. I applied neosporin the last time this happened, and that got rid of it, but I was wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else and how I should stop it from recurring!
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faifai
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It could very well be a keloid forming or your body may simply be rejecting the piercing. It happens. Go back to your piercer and discuss it with him/her, as they are the best source for info on this. I had a friend who had one develop over and over by her nose and it turned out that it was just getting rejected. She HAD to take it out, because the bump was not responding to any treatment. She tried for a while to use some very expensive scar-type cream, but it didn't work. I know it can be disappointing to have to take it out, but it's better than seriously annoying your body by keeping it in.

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ghostie
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Bumps on any piercing can last for months and months. With nose piercings and cartilige especially.
Nose piercings very rarely reject because of their position.
A longer nose screw made from titanium will help, but often bumps just go away on their own.
Poking at it, changing jewellery before it's healed or too often, over cleaning and general irritation are the most common cause.
I have had bumps on piercings that have lasted for absolutely ages, and I just left them to get on with themselves.
Camomile tea bags soaked in hot salt solution makes a nice compress to soothe it so it doesnt look as large or as red.
Talking to your piercer would be the best idea if youre worried, but I'm sure searching around the internet on nose piercings and bumps will help you get lots of information.
Hang in there and it will be worth it I bet [Smile]

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jessinator55
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haha yes it is worth it; thanks!
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CeeD
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when I first got my nose pierced, I had a little bump under it for a couple months, and it came and went. it went away though
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DydduKenm
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please dont put neosporin on it. it works so fast if heals in the infection. my dad is a professional piercer and i can ask him what he thinks.
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LilBlueSmurf
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Neosporin does not 'heal in the infection' ... We use neosporin a lot in the hospital, for patients with various infections.

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CeeD
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I had that as well for the first couple months. dont worry, it will go away. try not to play with the peircing, which I have a bad habit of doing, it tends to make things a bit worse.
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Juniata
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Hi,
I had an infected nose piercing as well. I ended up taking antibiotics to clear it up, and I haven't had any trouble since. Just so you know: multiple sites online as well as a piercing book I've read say not to put neosporin on the piercing. I'm not sure exactly why, but that's probably something you should look into before continuing. Good luck!

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