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Although nose piercing is somethingthat the people in the past also did, it was rare and mostly seen is certain cultures.Nowadays, it is practically a part of someone’s style and we can see a personwith a ring on the nose almost every day in the street. Since it became such anormal thing, many people with the pierced nose do not pay much attention tomaintaining the nose area clean where the piercing is done, which is why nose ringinfections usually occur.

Causes of nose ring infection

The main culprits for the occurrenceof nose ring infection are bacteria and kind of jewelry the person uses for thenose. Sometimes, it happens that the person is allergic to some metals and as aconsequence, a nose ring infection appears. However, in the majority of cases,the improper nose piercing is the prime cause for the incidence of the nosering infection when the person who performs piercing does not use sterile appliances, as well as sterile gloves. Furthermore, the one who has just had his nose pierced should not use any creams on the pierced skin since a cream can clogthe pores and induce an infection.

Touching the pierced area of the nosewith the unwashed hands may bring the bacteria and lead to the incidence of aninfection as well. The reason why a piece of jewelrycauses the infection is that it can interrupt the blood supply to this area. Onthe other side, the immune system may cause an allergy to a piece of jewelrysince it sees it as a foreign body.

Symptoms of nose ring infection

A person with nose ring infectionusually experiences a bump on the nose accompanied by swelling, redness andpain. Furthermore, warmth of the area, as well as yellow or green dischargefrom the bump, is also very likely to happen when a person gets infected by thistype of nose infection. Bleeding from the bump may occur as well.

Before we choose a ring for ournose, it is always important to know which metals we are allergic to. It isobserved in most cases that the people are not allergic to the pieces ofjewelry made of gold and titanium, as well as of sterling silver. On the otherside, it is recommended to avoid gold plated and white gold nose rings, sincethey may lead to the appearance of an allergy and subsequently to the nose ringinfection.

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