January 20, 2018
Piercing bumps, no one wants them but yet they still hang around. The number one reason why bumps pop up is not cleaning the piercing site. While there are other reasons, this is the most common culprit. NOT CLEANING YOUR PIERCING.
Bumps can occur in or near the piercing site due to dirt, debris, pet hair, makeup, etc. One of the most common culprits for nostril piercing bumps is touching the site with unwashed hands, covering the site in makeup, apply facial masks or creams and lotions that irritate the site and unclean pillowcases, towels, etc. Practice proper aftercare on all new and healing body piercings.
Bumps can also appear after trauma to the piercing site. Catching your jewelry on your clothes, hairbrushes, having other people snag it, these things can traumatize the piercing site and lead to bumps in response. A bump may be a minor reaction or it can lead to a Keloid. Ear and nose piercings are more vulnerable to Keloid formations.
Allergic reactions to jewelry worn can also lead to piercing bumps. If you suspect an allergy to your jewelry, visit your local body piercer for a consultations. Often times a switch to titanium can alleviate allergic reactions. Improperly placed piercing jewelry can often cause irritation and the formation of bumps in the process.
One of the best things you can do when you experience a piercing bump is to visit your local piercer. They are a knowledgeable source of information on the subject and can often assist you in determining the best course of action in your case.
Saline soaks, warm water compresses and jewelry changes are the most effective ways to get rid of piercing bumps. In some cases, an infection may be present and you may need to see a doctor.
If you are near Sauk Centre Minnesota, you can stop into our Tattoo & Piercing Studio and speak to one of our body piercers.
Please note that these are suggestions and that some or none of these methods may be effective for you. It's best to consult a professional body piercer in person for the most personalized help.
If you feel that you have an infection, please visit your doctor for treatment.