Your nose (nostril) piercing should be ready to change after 4 weeks, maybe longer if you wish to wear a ring, as rings tend to move around a lot.
Septum piercings will swell up quite a bit but you wont be able to see it much because of its position.
They can be quite sensitive during healing but thats completely normal, you can take some ibuprofen as long as you take no more than the recommended daily dosage.
To clean your new piercing we strongly recommend that you use a 0.9% sterile saline solution spray like Neilmed piercing aftercare/wound wash.
This is a sterile saline solution fine mist spray, which we stock at Bloody Marys.
You will need to clean your piercing twice a day.
This might sound like a lot of work, but if you follow our instructions it will take you almost no time at all and your healing time will be reduced dramatically.
- Make sure your hands are clean before cleaning your piercing, never touch your new piercing with dirty hands and certainly don’t pull it or twist it
- Spray your Neilmed straight onto your new piercing, holding the can about 15cm away from the piercing. You can hold the can at any angle
- Take a clean, dry piece of kitchen roll or cotton bud and pat the piercing and area around it dry, do not rub (don’t use toilet roll or tissue as they have lots of fibres and can get into your new piercing which will cause problems)
- The drying part is just as important as the cleaning. Any residual moisture left around the new piercing will become stagnant, cause irritation, collect bacteria and is one of the more common causes of piercing bumps
- For an inner oral piercings, tongue/tongue webbing/smiley we suggest you use a non alcoholic mouthwash twice a day, please see our tongue piercing aftercare for full directions