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Effective Method To Care For A Newly Pierced Nose

Posted by Ann V. On 2017 Aug 20th

Effective Method To Care For A Newly Pierced Nose

While a nostril piercing heals, the best way to avoid an infection or any kind of irritation, taking good care of new piercing. Clean it on a daily basis, and avoid smoking. Also, avoid touching your face, and touch only while cleaning your nose. 

In this article, we will discuss about a few common and effective steps that you need to follow. This will help you to heal the pain of piercing faster. Read further to know better

Step 1

Wash your hands. Fold the paper towel properly, and spray an additive-free saline solution until the paper towel is moist.

Step 2

Then, pat the moist paper towel on the nose piercing to help it heal quickly. Hold the paper towel on your nostril for 10 minutes. And, throw the paper towel in the trash. Try not to touch your pierced area and the nostril gems as it can cause infection.

Step 3

Wash your nostril piercing and jewelry in the shower daily. Use your hands to wash the jewelry and the area around the piercing. Rub the cleanser on the jewelry from in and out, to remove crust. Wash it thoroughly to remove the cleanser thoroughly.

Step 4

Take an over-the-counter treatment to avoid pain or swelling during the healing period. Apply a topical numbing cream like, Dr.Numb®, to ease the pain as well as all skin irritation. Ask your doctor before taking any anti-inflammatory treatments, if you have any health conditions or any other treatment course is going on.

Step 5

Change your pillowcase on a daily basis during the healing period. Dirt, oils, and bacteria from your skin and hair can build up on the fabric of your pillowcase, causing irritation to your nose piercing. So, wash your face or hair to remove any kind of makeup before going to bed.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Soap/Cleanser
  • Saline
  • Water
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine


Do visit your piercer to have a proper check that piercing is not infected and when it is time to change the jewelry. Wash your nostril piercing with saline or cleanser and water after any kind of sports activity done like, games, swimming, or exercising to avoid sweating and any kind of infection.


Don’t use harsh products like, hydrogen peroxide and rubbing liquor, or medicated creams on your nostril piercing.