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Ways In Which Piercing Your Nose Can Put Your Health At Risk

Piercings are the trend of today and people with nose piercings look great. Your nose can be pierced in different spots like The nares; fleshy skin around your nostrils, The septum; the tougher cartilage between your nostrils, and the soft flesh at the bottom of your septum below the cartilage. However, the practice of piercing your nose isn’t entirely safe and healthy. There are a lot of things that can go wrong.

According to an article published by WebMD, here are some health concerns with getting a nose piercing.

1. The risk of getting infected - The nose is located where doctors call the 'danger triangle' of your face. This is the area between your eyebrows and upper lip. Veins in this area are connected to your sinus cavity. And any procedure in this part of your face could cause a serious bacterial infection. Viruses like HIV, hepatitis B and C and tetanus from poorly sterilized equipment could get into your bloodstream.

2. Bleeding - It is normal for any piercing to bleed. Accidental or deliberate. However, a septum piercing may bleed more than simply pierced nares. You could also form a hematoma, a swollen bruise that can become infected or disfigure your face.

3. Loose jewelry - Nose rings or studs can loosen or shift in your hole thereby running the risk of inhaling or swallowing little metal pieces.

4. Nose piercings may damage an important nerve and cause numbness and pain.

5. Necrosis of the nasal wall - Necrosis is the condition whereby the tissue in your nose can’t stand the presence of a prick inside it. So instead of rejecting it, all the cells surrounding the jewelry begin dying off. Necrosis of the nose tissues often occurs if the piercing process was traumatic.

It is safer to get your nose pierced by a licensed professional. Never do it yourself or let a friend do it for you. You run a great health risk by getting a piercing done from an unprofessional.

Ensure the person who is getting the procedure done for you uses a sterile needle, sterilizes the nose jewelry on-site in a machine called an 'autoclave', uses sterile gloves and washes their hands before and after the piercing. Lastly, ensure that your nose is cleaned properly and disinfected with alcohol or antiseptic liquid before it is pierced.

 Source: WebMD

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