What are some things to look out for before doing a nasal piercing?
Before deciding to pierce the nose, make sure of the following:
- You should already get vaccinated first, especially tetanus and hepatitis B vaccines.
- Piercings must be done in stores or studios that have trained employees, as well as clean and adequate facilities.
- The person who pierces you should wash and wear disposable gloves when performing the procedure.
- Make sure the needle to pierce is not a used needle. The needle must be new, from sealed packaging, clean, and very sharp.
- The person who pierces you does not smoke, eat, or drink during the procedure.
- Jewelry must be sterilized before pinning.
- You are not allergic to certain jewelry materials. Choose gold, titanium, niobium, or stainless steel metals that rarely cause allergies.
What are the treatments to do after a nasal piercing?
After the nose is pierced, do not forget to pay attention and keep it clean so as not to get infected. To treat the nose after piercing, do the following:
- Wash your hands first with soap before cleaning the pierced nose. Clean the nose twice a day with a saline solution (1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 glass of warm water).
- Dip a cotton ball or cotton ball in brine. Press gently onto the nose and let stand for 3-4 minutes. Be careful when removing cotton or cotton balls so as not to stick or get stuck in the nose earrings.
- Dry with a dry tissue. Do not use towels as they can spread bacteria and get towel threads stuck.
- Remove the used brine and do not reuse it for further cleaning.
- Use a cotton bud or tissue to dry the piercings after bathing.
- Avoid holding with a slight pressing of the nasal piercing.
- Do not use make-up, lotions, or creams made from alcohol because it can prolong the healing process.
- Avoid swimming, hot tubs, or soaking in public silence to prevent infection.
- Do not remove the nasal ring until the piercing wound is completely healed, as it may result in the piercing hole closing.
- Do not use harsh antiseptic products such as bacitracin, hydrogen peroxide, or tree tea oil as they can irritate and damage the skin.