I hit my nose stud!!!

last night i woke up right as i hit my nose. i got an awful pain so i got up and looked in the mirror and my nose studd had been pulled out and forward. I cleaned it, pushed it back it, cleaned it again iced it, cleaned it and put a bandaid over it. now it feels like right after it got pierced. it hurts when i flare my nostrils and yawn and stuff. it also looks the same as right after it got pierced. not sure what i should do? ive been cleaning it more and ill ice it if it swells but is there anything else i should do?!?! if u could let me know that would be awesome im kinda scared! BTW the stuff i use to clean is called H2Ocean and it helps prevent keloids and infections.

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7 replies since 6th October 2011 • Last reply 6th October 2011

I remember that pain when my nose piercing was new! It is also why I switched to a very tiny hoop instead of a post. ;)

You've just bumped it, so it is going to be sore for a while. You've irritated the surrounding area. Think of if you pick a scab, it's going to bleed a bit and take even longer to heal than if you'd not bothered it. (I'm not saying you tried to bump or bother it on purpose!)

My suggestion is to just leave it alone. Over cleaning and unnecessarily touching your piercing can actually make it worse. If your piercing is still quite new, I'd continue to clean it once a day (or whatever directions you were given), but not more than that.

You can make your own saline solution for cleaning (instead of buying H2Ocean, because I know it gets spendy): Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized (iodine-free) sea salt into one cup (8 oz) of warm distilled or bottled water. A stronger mixture is not better; a saline solution that is too strong can irritate your piercing.
I used this a lot and never had a problem with my any of piercings. Happy

Good luck on healing!

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thank you! i bumped it but it also came out, does that make a difference? there was some discharge that i wiped off but that happened when i first got it pierced also...

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i don´t know how hard you hit yourself ;) but i think it doesn´t make a difference at all. it can happen to every piercing, old and new, that they start to irritate. i have it with some of my ear piercing i have for ages and when i slept on them in a wrong position they hurt and get sore for some days.
when your piercing was fully healed it shouldn´t take long to recover from that accident.
heather said it already, don´t clean it too much, maybe adjust the length of your stud to prevent growing granulation tissue if you´re affected by it.

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I would say to just continue to clean it how you've been. Don't touch it unless you need to or if you're cleaning it. If it still has a discharge after about a week I would go see your piercer and ask him or her about other ways you could treat it. I remember when I had that happen to me after I took a shower. I almost ripped it out of my face. But it sounds to me the way you're caring for it should make it heal in no time. Happy

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i don't have my nose pierced but i have been looking into getting my cartilage pierced and they say that if your ear is sore a couple months after your piercing you should go to a doctor, NO IDEA IF THAT WILL HELP AT ALL but i say if it still hurts for a few more weeks then you should see a doctor or go to where you got it pierced... idk just trying to help lol

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I just asked my flatmate who is a piercer, he said the same as pretty much everyone else on the thread. Don't clean it too much as it will just irritate it. You only need to clean it about 3 times a day. He said it will be sore, like new as you have had to break to skin again. He also said H2Ocean is good but over priced for what it is. If you want to save money make your own like Heather suggested.

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I punched myself in the nose the first night after getting my nose pierced, but since it was pierced with a ring and not a stud, it didn't move much and felt just fine the next day.

I can't remember if you were the one asking which was better to get as a piercing, a stud or a ring... it may have been wiser to get a ring.

I cleaned mine with a glycerin and aloe vera soap since aloe vera speeds up healing by stimulating new cell growth. Try a light, non-antibacterial soap with aloe in it, that should help.

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