Thursday, May 7, 2009

Skin growth around my nose ring?

I got my nose pierced and it's been almost 3 months. Recently i noticed a skin growth around my piercing. The growth is red, and with time it just becomes dry. Today while i was cleaning my piercing i noticed a yellow liquid and blood coming out of it. i tried removing the ring but when i move the ring the bump gets bigger.

Im really worried that if i remove the ring it will grow bigger.

Skin growth around my nose ring?
The bump may have been a granuloma caused by trauma to the area. Do you remember knocking it or pulling it? They are fleshy-whitish bumps that develop due to that trauma and do get bigger without the proper care. They do weep and often bleed.

Here's what worked for me to get rid of mine (it behaved almost exactly like yours did, but I caught it early). Twice a day I would first boil some water and pour it on a washcloth, and once it has cooled enough for you to stand, hold it onto the piercing. That helps the granuloma release it's fluid and shrink. Then, also twice a day after I did the hot compress, I would dab on sea salt water onto the bump. Then I would take DRY sea salt and stick it to the bump (the water acts as an adhesive). Then go do something else! Watch TV, read...but leave it on for at least a half an hour before wiping it off with a cotton bud dipped in salt water. Then, leave it alone. The salt dries it out after that compress release of fluid and helps it heal. Mine healed completely after doing this for about three weeks.

Don't stress, be diligent, and it'll go away with time and care. Good luck!
Reply:Twice a day, dab your piercing with Tea Tree Oil. It will help heal your piercing, fight the infection and keep you from developing a Keloid. I have tried Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Polysporin and Neosporin. None of these worked. Once I started using Tea Tree Oil, my piercing healed quickly. You can buy Tea Tree Oil at most drug stores and health food stores. It's a natural anitseptic.
Reply:Ah, the dreaded bump.. I had it too... I used warm water mixed with sea salt (find it at a grocery store) and soaked the bump with it for like 5 minutes in the morning and at night.. eventually, the bump dried out and disappeared, or you can kind of pick the dead skin off.. :)

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