Septum Piercing

Septum piercing is a kind of piercing that is located at the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

However, septum piercing doesn’t pierce the cartilage and it must be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of piercings, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long.

Septum piercing

Septum nose piercing

:white_flower: Septum piercing or septum nose piercing is the alternate terms used for the same procedure. Generally, nose piercing involves the piercing of any part of the nose to beautify your face in an urge towards the answer that how to be pretty. Piercing is nothing new as people have been using this method to enhance the beauty of their features for since long.

:white_flower: Just like tattoos, which have always been in trend mostly as a part of 90’s Hip hop fashion, piercing is also a much-loved form of fashion that people adapt according to the changing trends.

:white_flower: Piercing is done at different body parts that may involve the ear, nose, neck, sternum, or even the lips are used for piercing and it sounds so strange that how can lips be used for piercing?

:white_flower: A septum piercing is a form of Body piercing that involves the piercing of soft tissues below the cartilaginous part of the nose that separates two nostrils of the nose. Modern-day fashion involves all such kinds of piercings and people – mostly women – don’t hesitate in doing this no matter how painful this kind of piercing is.

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How is septum piercing done?

:dizzy: Just like different types of ear piercing, nose piercing also involves different parts of the nose, such as nostrils or septum. Nostril piercing is the commonest type of piercing and is most popular in Asian culture where nostril piercing has long been a custom people love to follow. This piercing is common in girls as compared to males.

Septum nose piercing

:dizzy: Septum – a layer of cartilage between the nostrils – is pierced in a way that the piercing needle doesn’t ■■■■■■■■■ the cartilage. It just penetrates the softer tissue layer or a thin bit of flesh that lies below the cartilage. The main procedure involves the needle that is used for this purpose and the needle goes through the flesh towards the front of the nose and then the jewelry piece is put into it.

:dizzy: Types of jewelry pieces that are used to decorate the septum piercing usually involve a nose ring, horseshoe or some people may use a bar in the septum piercing. There is a benefit of septum piercing that you can flip it during the healing and it can be done easily without causing much trouble or pain.

Sweet spot in the septum piercing

:dizzy: There is a thin skin between the thick cartilage and the tip of the septum that can be felt with fingertips to locate the sweet spot on septum piercing. Two terms i.e. sternum piercing and septum piercing may be confused due to rhyming pronunciation yet they are two different kinds of piercing.

:boom: Sternum piercing is the piercing of sternum bone while septum piercing is a type of nose piercing.

How much septum piercing hurts?

:ballot_box_with_check: It’s not the matter that septum piercing causes unbearable pain yet it may bring tears to your eyes. It’s not as mild as you may feel during the process of plucking or doing the Eyebrow slits because eyebrow slits just involve the shaving of a part of the eyebrow and no pricking or needles are involved in it.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, septum piercing is not a much painful procedure, and if you have gone through any kind of piercing such as nose piercing or any other type of body piercing it may feel you as a mildest pain-giving procedure.

:ballot_box_with_check: Whenever your nose is pinched or pierced, tearing is the natural response to it and it doesn’t mean that you are crying with pain. So there is nothing to be worried about pain if you are willing to get a septum piercing.

:memo: Point to be noted:

:boom: There is no problem in sleeping with jewelry pieces flipped up or down, but one must avoid sleeping carelessly especially in the case of the freshly pierced septum to avoid discomfort or irritation at the pierced part.

:boom: To avoid any kind of problem with your piercing, it’s mandatory to go to some piercing expert and you must not b trying it at home as if it is wrongly done can cause much pain.

What is the healing time of septum piercing?

:white_flower: Normally all kinds of piercings heal after two months but the significant healing takes about 4 to 6 months. After this, you should be comfortable about the piercing.

:white_flower: As septum piercing much like Constellation piercing involves the soft tissues, so the healing time takes no longer than eight months.

What are the pros and cons of septum piercing?

:star: Septum piercing although differs from Lip piercing, ear piercing, or all other piercings yet some pros and cons are common between all these. Have a glance at all the pros and cons that are involved in septum piercing:

Pros of septum piercing

  1. Septum piercing is a part of modern-day fashion and people adopt it as a booster of self-esteem

  2. If the sweet spot is located carefully and the septum itself is not pierced, it doesn’t cause much pain and only a pain like a needle insertion will be felt.

  3. Whatever kind of jewelry you want to wear with a septum piercing you are open to doing this as it looks good with all types of jewelry pieces.

  4. It can be flipped up during the healing time and causes no pain, even during sleep.

  5. There are no chances of bleeding if the piercing is done in the right way and hence even if you are anemic you are easy to go.

Cons of septum piercing

  1. Where there are pros there are also some cons that must be considered while going for the septum piercing. Some of them have been mentioned below:

  2. Even if the piercing is fully healed, there are some chances of crests or boogers formation that may hurt you.

  3. If not done properly, same as the industrial piercing it may cause bleeding during the procedure. That’s why it is recommended to chose a piercing expert for this kind of procedure.

  4. Depending upon the shape of your nose or the size of the nose, you may find it difficult to go with the preferred jewelry piece.

What are the do and don’ts of septum piercing?

:white_flower: Several things are recommended to do and some are required to be avoided to have a good septum piercing with no problem. They have been tabulated below:

What can you do? What to avoid?
Clean 3 times a day Avoid touching it too often
Expect bleeding during the procedure Avoid keeping it uncleaned
Be ready for tears while piercing Don’t flip before healing
You can flip up after it heals Sleep carefully while healing
Always go for an expert piercer Use safe metals as jewelry pieces

Fake septum piercing

:ballot_box_with_check: A septum piercing is a type of nose piercing that involves the piercing of the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

:maple_leaf: Tip to follow:

If you are afraid of needle piercing or you have a face shape that may not look good with a septum piercing, you can opt for a fake septum piercing. Buy a nose ring ready-to-use for septum piercing and if you want to have it permanently, go for permanent piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, septum piercing doesn’t involve the piercing of the cartilage and it should be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of piercings, such as middle lip piercing, and tattooing, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, if you love to have a septum piercing and still not sure about the real piercing, you can fake it to get the desired look. Some people may have a fear of having a piercing bump and don’t want to go for a real piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: They can use market-based ready-to-use jewelry pieces that are designed in a way that you can use them just like septum piercing. And if not, you can also make one for yourself by using some metal rings, etc. some people also fake the Rook piercing by using such kind of jewelry pieces that are made in a way to be worn at such areas of the body.

How much is a septum piercing?

:white_flower: Septum piercing the piercing of the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils. Similar to the question that how much do tattoos cost is that how much is septum piercing?

:white_flower: One must be knowing that septum piercing doesn’t pierce the cartilage and it must be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of facial piercings, or tattoos, septum piercing is also done to change the face shape.

What is septum piercing

:white_flower: While the question is how much it costs, it costs differently in different regions because it’s a kind of dermal piercing of the face. Even if you have Health Insurance Companies, you don’t expect them to pay for your beauty procedures.

:white_flower: However, precisely speaking, you must expect the cost of septum piercing to lie between $40 to $90 depending upon the piercing expert.

:memo: In short

Septum piercing may cost between $40 to $90 depending upon your region and the kind of piercing expert you are going to.

Do septum piercing hurts?

:white_check_mark: Septum piercing, much like other facial piercings involves the use of a needle to pierce the septum that is located in the middle of the nose as a thin cartilage wall. Spetum runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils. It may look like the anti-tragus piercing of the ear.

:white_check_mark: One thing must be clear that the process of septum piercing doesn’t involve the piercing of the cartilage. It should be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. People may be concerned about the amount of pain while going for the septum piercing and here is a slight overview of the pain that you must expect while going for septum or bar ear piercing.

:white_check_mark: Whenever someone pinches your nose or you get hit by someone on your nose, tears start to flow from your eyes and that is the natural response of the body. You may shed some tears or you may see someone shedding tears while septum piercing but it doesn’t mean that it’s a much painful procedure.

:white_check_mark: It’s less painful than bridge piercing and you will be amazed at the popularity of bridge piercing. So, you have both options, either you go for the fake septum piercing or choose a slightly painful yet permanent piercing procedure.

:closed_book: Summary

Septum piercing is done with a sterile needle and if performed carefully, there are no chances of unbearable pain. However, pain bearing threshold is different for different individuals, so you may feel less pain or more than the other people.

How to clean septum piercing?

:white_check_mark: Piercing always involves some use of a needle that is used to pierce the body part. After you are done with the septum piercing, the next procedure is to maintain the cleanliness of the pierced body part to avoid any kind of contamination. Some tips must be considered to keep the piercing safe and to avoid infection of the pierced area.

  1. Keep the piercing clean and wash it 3-5 times a day to avoid contamination.

  2. Always use normal saline of some good quality as it prevents the growth of germs and also there are no chances of fungal infection.

  3. Keep using normal saline throughout the healing period it may last up to six months.

  4. At least for the first few months, use two full sea salt solution soaks each day for the perfect cleanliness of the pierced place.

  5. As there are six to eight months required to heal the piercing completely, so the cleaning must be carried throughout the duration until it heals completely.

  6. Opposite to the other kinds of piercings that are prone to get infected easily, septum piercing is not at risk of contamination.

:memo: Pro tip:

:boom: If you don’t have a sea salt solution for cleaning, you can use antibacterial soap and warm water. It will also help to avoid contamination.

:boom: To avoid the infection, don’t use the same side of the cotton swab more than one time. Use a clean tissue to tap dry after washing.

Frequently asked questions

Septum piercing, all other kinds of body piercing, and tattooing are the topics that cause certain concerns in the interested individuals. Some of the frequently asked questions have been answered here:

1. How bad does septum piercing hurt?

Pain-bearing capacity is different for different individuals. A procedure may be highly painful for one while mildly painful for the other one. Generally speaking, septum piercing doesn’t cause much pain if it is done in the right way. The pain must not be more than the normal nose piercing.

During septum piercing, the spot that is pierced is not the cartilage but the soft tissue mass just below the cartilage. So, this piercing is not painful however mild pain should be expected.

2. Why are septum piercings dangerous?

Septum piercing is the piercing that is located at the septum of the nose while septum is a cartilaginous membrane that separates the nostrils. However, the piercing should not ■■■■■■■■■ cartilage but the soft tissue mass just below the septum.

Sometimes, not often, there are chances of septum hematoma. It’s a condition in which the blood collects in the area of the nose between the nostrils. It can cause difficulty breathing and even can cause facial deformity.

3. What are the benefits of septum piercing?

Everyone has an urge to look beautiful and septum piercing is just a way to look beautiful and to enhance the attraction of the nose. Nose piercing is common among Asian people while septum piercing is a part of modern-day fashion.

  • It boosts the self-esteem of a person
  • There are no potential hazards associated with it.
  • A variety of jewelry pieces can be used in the septum piercing
  • You can flip it up during the healing period.

4. Do septum piercings get infected easily?


Septum piercing is a kind of piercing that is located in the septal area of the nose. The septum is the thin cartilaginous membrane that separates the nostrils.

Septum piercing doesn’t involve the ■■■■■■■■■■■ of a needle in the septum rather the soft tissue below the septum is pierced.

It doesn’t get infected easily if the place is kept clean until it heals completely.

4. Can a septum pierce hit the nerve?

Normally if done carefully, there are fewer chances of hitting the nerve. However, if the nerve gets hit accidentally, it can cause numbness and pain.

During the piercing of the nose or septum piercing, there is a natural trigger to sneeze or cause tearing while it’s not because of the nerve damage.

5. How fast does septum piercing close?

Like all the other types of piercings, septum piercing also gets healed after two or three months. However, sometimes it may take six to eight months if the piercing gets infected or some other problem occurs. During the healing period, you can flip up the piercing.

6. What nose type is best for septum piercing?

Septum piercing is located at the septum of the nose – septum is thin cartilage in between two nostrils that help to separate them.

As septum piercing involves the piercing of the tissue mass below the septum so the nose shape with a wider septum is the best candidate for septum piercing as it provides more tissue mass for piercing.

7. What is a septum sweet spot?

The sweet spot is the spot that a piercer hunts for during the piercing process. The bridge that is located in between the nostrils is made up of cartilage. That cartilage is not pierced although it’s the actual septum.

Near the tip of the nose, there is a soft spot of the stretchy muscle that is referred to the as sweet spot and that is the spot focused while piercing.

8. Does a septum piercing change your nose?


There are no changes happen to the nose with a septum piercing. It just changes the look of the face and helps to enhance the beauty of your nose.

However, if someone doubts or expects some kind of change in the shape or size of the nose then it can be a sheer disappointment.

9. Do septum piercings make your nose look bigger?

Although septum piercing doesn’t cause any physical change in the nose shape or size, yet it gives your nose a prominent and bigger look.

The reason for this change may be due to the jewelry piece that is apparent and draws attention and secondly, after septum piercing, your nose takes more place at your face and hence gives a bigger look to the face.

9. Can I do my septum piercing myself?

It’s not a good practice to do your septum piercing on your own as there may be difficulty in locating the sweet spot of the septum. Ideally, one may go for a piercing specialist to avoid any kind of potential danger.

However, if you insist on doing the piercing by yourself, you can do it with complete care and hygiene. If a sterile environment and sterile utensils are used for piercing there are fewer chances of any potential hazard.

10. Do septum piercing looks good on long faces?

As facial piercing is done to enhance facial beauty. So people are often concerned about the look of their face and either septum piercing will go great with a specific face shape or not.

And this is true in some cases as septum piercing doesn’t look good on long faces because it gives the face an elongated look. So, one must not go for the septum piercing if he or she is having a long face.


:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing or septum nose piercing is a kind of nose piercing located at the septum of the nose. The septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

:ballot_box_with_check: In septum piercing, a piercer doesn’t pierce that cartilage and the piercing must be done outside the cartilage in the softer mass of tissues present exactly below the septum near the nose tip.

:ballot_box_with_check: Just like all other types of piercings, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long and it gets healed after 3 to four months if not contaminated.

:ballot_box_with_check: To avoid any kind of potential damage or infection to the septum nose piercing, one must keep the piercing clean. To clean the piercing, normal saline or sea salt solution is used with a cotton swab.

:ballot_box_with_check: Never use the same side of the cotton swab for more than one time if you don’t want to infect your piercing. Maintain the cleanliness for the period until the piercing gets healed completely.

:ballot_box_with_check: Longer faces are not good candidates for septum piercing as it gives the face an elongated look and if you already have a long face, that length can be enhanced with a septum piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing costs between 40-90 dollars depending upon the piercing specialist and the location where one resides. It’s not covered by health insurance as it’s regarded as a beauty treatment and not a health problem.

:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing gets healed after four to eight weeks that makes one to two months. However, it may sometimes take four to six months to completely heal. You can flip it up during the healing period.

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Side Effects of Piercing

:small_blue_diamond: Infection and irritation: Fenton explains that the primary concern when treating an infection is piercing. Beware of redness, swelling, or increased pain. That could be a sign of infection. If you have a seasonal allergy or are prone to colds at certain times of the year, you may want to avoid piercing your septum near or at that time. If you have severe allergies or are prone to a sinus infection, you may want to avoid septum piercing.

:small_blue_diamond: Granulation tissue and scarring: Granulation tissue, which forms a bump and many people make a mistake with scar tissue, can form in the area of the nose piercing. This is an overreaction to the treatment process due to the area of the nose and jewelry. Scarring can also develop.

What To Do Before Getting a Septum Piercing

:small_blue_diamond: You will find the piercer who wants to do the septum piercing. If you are unsure how to get a good piercing, ask for recommendations from people you know who have that type of piercing.

:small_blue_diamond: Before you go too far, you should know if your new piercing could cause problems at work. Some business areas have strict dress codes.

:small_blue_diamond: If you do not have any face piercing at work, you may be ready to continue with your piercing. You may be able to put a hoop on the top to keep it hidden in your nose while you work. It is a solution that can allow you to maintain your septum piercing and job.

:small_blue_diamond: Before the piercing day, you may want to check that you have allergies to certain metals, especially if you seem to have a family history of allergies. You may also want to check this for yourself if you notice that a specific metal interferes with some of your previous piercings. That is a good indication that you may be getting an allergy.

:small_blue_diamond: You will need to go to a dermatologist or doctor’s office to have this allergy test done. While keeping in mind that if you are wearing jewelry that involves developing an allergic reaction, you will need to have it removed and replaced.

:small_blue_diamond: Another thing you can want to be sure of before the big day is that you are healthy enough to move on. If you have a cold or flu, you should wait until that connected nose comes out before your septum is pierced. While you can ■■■■ your nose even with a septum piercing, it may be unpleasant, especially at first.

:small_blue_diamond: You might have to wait until you feel well and your nose is connected not to feel miserable if you pierced it. You may also want to turn it off if you currently have any allergies that cause nasal symptoms.

How to Change Out a Septum Piercing

While you can take the septum out, you must wait at least one year to change the jewelry. You may want to see your piercer again on the first exchange. Another advantage of septum piercing is that it can be easily concealed with the right jewelry (usually a circular barbell) by simply pointing the jewelry down. However, the jewelry size and the balls can ultimately affect your breathing ability when you do that, so that’s something to consider. The septum preservative goes beyond that problem, but it is not attractive when it appears.

What Type of Jewelry is Used for Septum Piercings?

:small_blue_diamond: Septum clicker: These hoops include a moderate closure that opens and clicks to close the insertion and easy removal. Closed hoops usually have different stones and decorative elements on the outer edge, making them customizable.

:small_blue_diamond: Barbell: The jewelry of the round barbell fits well with piercing and allows you to do that simple trick to hide it without removing the jewelry.

The starter jewelry can be up to 18 gauges, but the 16- and 14-gauge suits are much better. Piercings can be extended to a larger size if desired.

What’s the best metal to use?

Most piercers use the first stainless steel because it is generally safe and inexpensive.

The Association of Professional Piercers (APP) recommends the first piercing made of any of the following instruments:

:small_blue_diamond: Surgical stainless steel

If it is good enough to be implanted in your body during surgery, then it should be suitable for your septum. The stainless steel provided is durable, non-abrasive, and non-absorbable and has a low level of nickel extraction. Therefore, although it contains some nickel, the process makes it safe even for people with nickel allergies.

That said, surgical stainless steel can cause reactions in a person with a severe allergic reaction to nickel, in which case titanium can be the way to go.

:small_blue_diamond: Titanium

Titanium is another metal used for medical implants. Piercers often recommend it, especially the first piercing, as it is completely hypoallergenic and safe for everyone. It is the best choice for people with nickel allergies.

The only downside is that it is costly.

:small_blue_diamond: Niobium

Niobium is like titanium and is safe for everyone. The main difference is that you do not have a designated degree of implantation, which means that surgical implants are not approved, which is not a big deal in this case. It is heavier than titanium.

In terms of cost, it costs more than Surgical stainless steel but less titanium.

:small_blue_diamond: Solid 14-karat or higher gold

If you choose the gold septum piercing, it should be 14 karats or more. It could be yellow, white, or rose gold. Just be sure to be as strong as gold-filled. This not only contains alloys, including nickel, but also the plating can be removed over time.

Not surprisingly, piercing for solid gold is more expensive than other metals.

Do septum piercings hurt?

Many piercings are uncomfortable. After all, the needle is pressed against your skin, and a large metal is inserted. Everyone has their tolerance, so it’s worth remembering your mind, but the septum shouldn’t hurt more than a regular nose piercing and shouldn’t go beyond the cartilage. It will be a strong bit, a desire to sneeze, watery eyes, and hopefully, it won’t be more than that.

Summary: If you want to keep the pain low, try to relax. The consensus between stabbing and piercing is that the tension seems to increase the pain.

How do I change my septum piercing?

After waiting about 6-8 weeks, you might consider changing your septum jewelry. You might consider coming back to your piercer and talking to them about it, but otherwise, it should not be difficult to do this at home.

If your original piercing is kept with balls, unscrew one and slide it. It can be twisted with a bit of stiffness, so consider going back to the piercer to make it. There are different types of jewelry, so it is worth seeking some advice, but you should try to put new jewelry in as soon as possible. Clean your hands, disinfect the area with jewelry and insert the bar through the hole before pushing it neatly. You may need to pull your nose down a bit to get it right, or it may take a few minutes to find a hole. The same rules apply to other types of rings or bars, too.

How do you stretch septum piercings?

Usually, your septum will be pierced with 16g / 1.2mm jewelry or 14g / 1.6mm. If you want to stretch it into a huge hole, you need to move very fast as the cartilage will start to move up the nose. Contact your piercer, but most people recommend waiting between four to six months before you start stretching. You have to wait a few months between the gauges, too.

There are various ways, but the most common is that massage your septum with jojoba or other oils. After that, you should get a pin to insert one or two gauges from your initial jewelry, that is, 2mm. It would be best if you pressed the pin with your septum, then insert a new plug with the most significant end of the pin, toss it with jewelry and insert it successfully. Do not go up to mm every month or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following is mentioned some frequently asked questions related to septum piercing.

1. Why are septum piercings dangerous?

While the risk is low if you get a piercing in a reputable piercing person, you are at risk of infection, an allergic reaction in the piercing, septal hematoma (when blood vessels rupture and blood collects in the septum), and scars.

2. Can I hide my septum right after getting it pierced?

Piercing of the septum passes through the tip of your nose between the nostrils. Once you have pierced for a few months, you will be able to wear the last ring you can put back in your nose to hide the piercing.

3. Why do septum piercings make you cry?

The septum piercing pain varies from person to person, but it will only make you tear up. That does not mean you cry; it is a natural response to tears when your nose is pierced.

4. How fast do septum piercings close?

While the soft and painful part of healing should last about 1-3 weeks, piercing the septum takes six to eight months to heal completely, and you can change the jewelry in six to eight weeks to provide good healing. It would be best if you tried to leave as long as possible.

5. What nose shape is best for a septum piercing?

This type of piercing passes through a small piece of septum skin just before the cartilage begins. It works best on noses with a wide septum, as a narrow septum may not provide a large area for piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: If you are looking for a hot trend for septum piercing, make sure you find someone who is an excellent piercer to do the job. It requires more technical knowledge than other piercings, and it requires a long enough recovery time.
:ballot_box_with_check: That’s where patience pays off. It may sound like a struggle waiting for the day when you can change your jewelry and be happy with your appearance, but it will benefit you in the long run.
:ballot_box_with_check: If the septum piercing your jam, find a reputable piercer, relax, and go for it.

What are the risks of having a septum piercing?

  • Allergic Reactions: May occur if jewelry contains nickel or other reactive metals.
  • Infections: Infection can lead to a buildup of pus.
  • Septal hematoma: Accumulation of blood in the septum.

What is the healing time for a septum piercing?

The healing time of a septal perforation varies from person to person. In some people the healing time is shorter, in others it can take a while. It takes 6 to 8 months for a septal piercing to heal completely, but after 1 month it can be light.

What can I use for a septum piercing?

What jewelry material is used for septal piercings? Surgical Stainless Steel - This is one of the safest metal options for any piercing as it is hypoallergenic. Titanium: Another popular choice for nose rings that is unlikely to cause a reaction and is also durable. Niobium: If you are very sensitive to metals, Niobium can be a good choice.

Which needle should I use for septum piercing?

The 14-gauge 14G is a mm needle used to pierce the navel. Piercers also use it for tongue, lip, eyebrow, industrial, septum and ■■■■■■ piercings. want to try hollow piercing needles, see the best choice of your readers.

What are the dangers of a septum piercing?

  • Website. The nasal septum, or nasal septum, is a cartilaginous wall that separates the two nostrils. Cartilage is usually not pierced.
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  • following instructions. It takes 1-3 months for the piercing to heal completely.

How do you treat a septum piercing infection?

  • natural antibiotics. There are natural antibiotics you can try to treat an infected septal piercing. Tea tree oil is one of the best natural antibiotics.
  • prevent infection. There is always a way to prevent infection.
  • Final thoughts. An infection at the site of a septal puncture should be treated right away.

:eight_spoked_asterisk: Why does my septum hurt?

Septal itching can be caused by allergies. Allergy sufferers may experience discomfort when puncturing the septum, such as: B. uncontrollable runny nose, accompanied by itching and sneezing. Another thing that can cause your septum to itch is the size of the bubble on the jewelry rod.

:brown_circle: How long does it take for a septum piercing to heal?

However, it needs good care to avoid infection or injury, as even a small brush or purple nasal wipe can easily damage it and cause bleeding. It usually takes 68 months to a year for a septum piercing to heal completely.

How long should you wait to change a septum piercing?

For this reason, most piercers recommend waiting up to four months with a nostril piercing and eight weeks with a septum piercing before attempting to replace the ring yourself. If you need to replace the ring before then, ask your piercer.

:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside: How often should I Clean my septum piercing?

Although it takes six to eight months for a septum piercing to heal completely, you only need to stick to a strict cleaning schedule for one month. During this time, bathe in sea salt three times a day. During this time, you should also minimize contact with the piercing and avoid creams and cosmetics on your face.

:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside: Do septum piercings ever fully heal?

While it can take up to eight months for your septum piercing to heal completely, it's important to maintain and follow a strict cleansing regimen throughout the month. In the meantime, soak the area in sea salt three times a day. Do not touch the perforated area. The same goes for applying makeup and creams to the face.

:brown_circle: What is the healing time for a septum piercing infection

Expect a nasal septum or nostril perforation to heal within 36 months. Both piercings can be easily bumped or snagged when washing your face or putting on and taking off your clothes, which can extend healing time. Nostril piercings are particularly prone to irritation, so be careful!

How painful is a septum piercing?

The pain pierces the septum. This type of nose piercing can be painful because there are many nerves running through the nasal septum. The septum can be painful when pierced, although the degree of pain will vary from person to person and also depends on the practitioner's experience. The pain usually subsides within about three weeks with proper care.

Do septum piercings hurt?

A septal piercing (a piercing in the central cartilage that forms the boundary between the right and left nostrils) usually causes a little more pain than a nostril piercing (a traditional piercing on the outside of the nose between the cheek and the tip of the nose). ). Nose).

What is a piercing pain?

An ear piercing is essentially a puncture wound that causes initial pain and tenderness. The pain associated with the piercing itself is usually worse with ear cartilage piercing than with earlobe piercing.

:brown_circle: How do you clean a septum piercing?

How to clean a septal piercing Prepare a salt water solution. Dip a cotton swab in this solution and gently press the pierced area for 5 to 6 minutes twice a day. You can also clean it while showering by rinsing the area with cool water.

When can I Change my septum piercing?

For this reason, most piercers recommend waiting up to four months with a nostril piercing and eight weeks with a septum piercing before attempting to replace the ring yourself.

:brown_circle: Where is the septum pierced?

The septum is the cartilage in the nose that separates the nostrils. It is usually pierced closer to the front or top of the septum, rather than in the center.

:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside: What can i use for a septum piercing infection

The most common treatment for an infected septal piercing is a sea salt bath. You should add about a teaspoon of sea salt to a cup of warm water and use the solution to clean the infected piercing. A QTip or cotton swab is ideal for cleaning sea salt baths.

How to get rid of septum piercing infection?

Piercers often provide a piercing solution that is very effective in treating infections caused by septal perforations. H2Ocean solution and H2O salt spray are also effective in treating an infected septum and other piercings.

:eight_spoked_asterisk: How do I get rid of a bump on my septum?

The bulge is located on either side of the septal perforation. The most recommended way to treat an infected nasal septum piercing is to wash it out with saline or a sea salt bath. Chamomile tea bags, tea tree oil, and aspirin may also be helpful.

What to do if your eyebrow piercing is infected?

If symptoms persist, it is recommended to see a doctor for treatment. Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to help the perforation heal. You can also get creams to apply to the infected area.

:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside: Where can you buy a piercing needle?

Online Store. It is best to buy piercing needles online, as most piercing shops do. They order from wholesalers and deliver them in bulk. One site in particular is BME (see Resources). This site not only offers a variety of piercing products but also sells piercing needles.

How big is a piercing needle?

The most common type of piercing needle, the hollow needle, has a triangular point. It is available in a variety of sizes, from 18 to 4, and in lengths from 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches.

What size needle is used for a nose piercing?

The standard size for a nose piercing is 20G, but the piercer will insert a larger needle (up to 14G) to ensure better healing. Never wear jewelry smaller than recommended by your piercer as there is an increased risk of chipping, breaking and shifting.

What is a body piercing needle?

drill tool. The needle is inserted into the body part to be pierced, often by hand, but sometimes using a needle holder or pusher. With the needle still in the body, the first jewelry worn when the piercing is done is pushed through the hole, following the back of the needle.

How do you take care of a septum piercing?

Follow the cleaning regimen for at least a month. Although it takes six to eight months for a septum piercing to heal completely, you only need to stick to a strict cleaning schedule for one month. During this time, bathe in sea salt three times a day.

What to expect from septum piercing?

Any discharge of white fluid around the septal piercing is completely normal. All you have to do is clean it with soap and/or a salt water solution. Yellow or green fluid or heavy bleeding that won't stop can be a sign of infection. Increased pain can also be a sign that something is wrong.

How long does it take a septum piercing to heal?

The septal perforation heals in about 2-3 months. The septum is a thin layer of skin, nerves, and blood vessels between the two nostrils. This is tricky and usually more painful than a nose piercing. However, it heals quickly because less tissue needs to be repaired. A rhinoceros piercing takes about 6-9 months to heal.

When can you replace septum piercing?

When can you replace your septum piercing? A septal piercing will most likely heal within 6 months to 1 year. But for a change, you can replace your piercings after a few weeks, which will help your nostrils heal quickly.

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