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Check This before piercing the nasal septum

Septum piercing, which involves piercing the cartilage wall between the two nostrils, is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among the younger generation. It does, however, require special attention to avoid infection or injury, as even a slight brush or violent nasal blowing can easily injure it and cause bleeding.

In usually, it takes 6-8 months or up to a year for your septum piercing to recover fully. You must take special care of your piercing during this time to avoid infection. Infections can still occur years after healing is complete.

Infection is an issue with nasal septum piercing

Nose piercings, like other body piercings, carry the risk of infection. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), nasal piercing infection necessitates intensive antibiotic treatment to combat the Staphylococcus species usually seen in the nasal mucosa. Infections are frequent throughout the healing phase of a piercing, but they can even happen after it has healed entirely.

Swallowing jewelry, aspiration, and migration

Nasal piercing jewelry can be swallowed or aspirated through the nasal passage. Jewelry for nose piercings may also move forward from its initial location. With nose and septum piercings, jewelry swallowing and aspiration are possible. Another issue with nasal jewelry is that it can be yanked out, resulting in the jewelry becoming embedded in the nose's wall. If the back becomes embedded, surgical removal may be required.

Nasal Wall Perichondritis

Perichondritis of the nasal wall can result from nose piercings through cartilage. Perichondritis is an inflammation of the perichondrium, a dense connective tissue membrane that wraps around most of the human body's cartilage.

Septal Hematoma Formation

Septal hematoma, or bleeding or bruising within the septum, can result from piercing the septum of your nose. The skin and cartilage that separates your two nostrils is known as the septum. Nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, and painful swelling are all symptoms of a septal hematoma.


Any type of body piercing can lead to rejection, but bridge nose piercings have a high rate of rejection. It occurs when the metal jewelry is literally pushed out of the piercing region by your body. Rejections can happen during or after the healing process for nose and other body piercings, and they could be related to the type of metal used in your jewelry.

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