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Question of the Week - Bump On Piercing

By March 19, 2006

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nosebumpblog.jpgQ: I have a question about my nose piercing. I got it under 2 months ago. Anyways, now around my nose piercing on the outside, it's swollen and looks absolutely disgusting! Its like a big bump around the nose on the outside. This swollen area doesn't really hurt or anything but it's simply gross. I didn't have this bump before - but i think I got this bump because I kept on changing the actual piercing - I'm not exactly sure if this is the exact cause. I wanted to know if anyone knows the solution to this problem...HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS NASTY BUMP and WHY IS IT THERE???

A: No need to panic...this is very common. But you will need to do a few things.

First, you need to put in a quality surgical stainless steel, niobium or titanium CBR in the piercing but do not do it yourself. Buy the jewelry at your professional piercing studio (tattoo/piercing shop, NOT Claire's or Piercing Pagoda) and they will help you find the right size and put it in for you for free. Then, you will need to leave your CBR in for several weeks - no changing the jewelry until it is completely healed. Second, you need to clean your piercing properly and do about 3 sea salt soaks every day until the bump is completely gone. Cleansing and sea salt soak instructions are here: http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/l/blpiercingtlc.htm Once your piercing is completely healed, you can change the jewelry - again, use high quality jewelry only from a professional shop and let them put it in for you so you don't accidentally damage anything in the process. Good luck to you - I'm sure your piercing will be just fine. My nose did exactly the same thing and this happens all the time. If at any time it becomes infected - painful, red, hot, pussing green ooze - then you need to see a doctor. Otherwise, these instructions should help you heal up just fine.

Comments

February 13, 2007 at 4:01 pm
(1) wanessa says:

I’m having the same problem but my bump is much bigger n looks like theres liwuid on the inside…like a mole it WONT GO AWAY… waht should i do?

March 6, 2007 at 1:39 pm
(2) ashley says:

i have it to

January 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm
(3) sarah says:

i just popped it like a zit and washed it thoroughly and it looks awwesomely normal

March 7, 2007 at 11:58 pm
(4) savannah says:

i just picked mine off. it bled and hurt, but hey its gone now. oh, and i used tea tree oil too.

April 10, 2007 at 3:24 pm
(5) Ashley says:

Use Vitamin E oil.

April 10, 2007 at 4:31 pm
(6) Lisa says:

I’d like to say that I wouldn’t attempt to pick anything.. The worse thing (In some cases) could cause Infentigo.. or a bigger infection. I barely have an immune system at all so I have to be careful of what I do. I recommend calling your local “Licensed” body piercer to find out what is wrong and what do they think is best for use.

I have this same problem. I used sea salt crushed into warm water and it’s getting a lot better.

May 3, 2007 at 3:48 pm
(7) Jenn says:

I had that with my nose piercing as well. I called the piercer and they called it a keloid which is just your body reacting to the new piercing. I have had mine done it will be a year in July and I have not had another issue with it.

May 4, 2007 at 10:56 am
(8) melissa says:

I had the same problem and went to the place where i got it and they told me to use evoo. I have yet to try it but I will let you know what the out come is!!

May 29, 2007 at 2:16 am
(9) sherrina says:

i was wondering if i can buy sea salt anywhere besides going to the piercing place. if they have it at like target or fred meyers, where would it be? by the face wash stuff?

June 4, 2007 at 4:20 pm
(10) Amanda says:

You can get it in the section of the grocery store where the normal salts are. It’s cheap and comes in a big container. I got mine at kroger. Just look for it.

June 20, 2007 at 2:18 pm
(11) Rachael says:

Has anyone ever tried using Polysporen on this kind of bump. I’ve had my piercing for about 2 months and about 6 5 weeks in, the bump appeared and I’ve been cleaning it with distilled water & the sea salt solution since it appeared and it hasn’t gone away! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

July 22, 2007 at 9:26 pm
(12) tina says:

i have tried everything in the book asprin, sea salt anything u can name. i still cant gid rid of the bump, so i went to the piercing shop and they said it was very normal and mine was actually not that big, but it looks huge to me, anyone go any tips i have had it for about 2 months now

July 23, 2007 at 5:44 pm
(13) em says:

I had one too. I was cleaning it with salt water (and often) and then I read that salt water is way too strong and that you shouldn’t even clean it with anything; your body can heal itself. So i stopped cleaning it or touching it at all and it went away completely

July 23, 2007 at 7:13 pm
(14) tina says:

how long did it take cause i have had this for since mothersday

July 26, 2007 at 6:31 am
(15) kaytee says:

Hi all i had this exact problem… i used hydrogen peroxide and it cleared up but it flaired back up and it never went so i took my stud out and its still there ive had my stud out for about half a year but it does work with hydrogen peroxide if catch it at early stages im going to try to get my nose done on the other side again soon see how it goes wish me luck xkayteex

July 31, 2007 at 11:09 pm
(16) brittany says:

oh my god! i have the bump too, but mine is so much grosser. i seriously thought i was the only one and that there was something wrong with me. for the past two days i’ve been cleaning it with rubbing alcohol and peroxide, but i haven’t seen a change. it has only been a couple days though.

July 31, 2007 at 11:12 pm
(17) brittany says:

oh, and at least your piercing doesn’t look like this.
http://www.drhendry.ca/InfoAndLinks/TonguePiercing/TongueInfection.jpg

August 9, 2007 at 7:00 am
(18) Chloe says:

i had my nose done a few years ago now, i really like it until a few weks into the healing process it got this lump, it looked realy ugly and sat just beside the stud. i went back to the place i had it done, and she told me its a very common blood filled lump called a ‘Granuloma’ (GRAN-U-LO-MA)
She told me that the small alcohol wipes (the ones they wipe the nose with first to remove germs and residue) would work by drying it out. sure enough, i used these 3 times a day and it got smaller and smaller, untill 1 day it dropped off.

August 28, 2007 at 4:31 pm
(19) Glenda says:

Hi,i got one too,and i got very afraid,because something the same happen to my industrial,soo i removed the stud,but now is still there,what can i do to make it disapear??? please help!!!!!

September 17, 2007 at 11:38 pm
(20) Jenny says:

Hi, I have one too…about a month now and it looks like it’s getting bigger by the day…I am very concern. I ordered Provon medicated soap and H2OCEAN SPRAY..Hope this works. I really want to get rid of this.

October 13, 2007 at 10:43 am
(21) krista says:

hi i have a bump to but i have had my peircing for 3 years but the bump comes and goes what can i do to make it go away for good?

October 21, 2007 at 5:59 pm
(22) Sasha says:

Use tea tree oil it really does work I had the same problem sea salt soaks me bother the piercing and further irrate it…. warning tea tree oil has strong smell but works wonders the bump should be gone in about 3 to 4 days

October 29, 2007 at 2:49 pm
(23) Krista says:

Where Can i get Tea Tree oil?

November 9, 2007 at 3:58 pm
(24) Kathryn says:

Oh yes, the dreaded bump…I have had it for 2 and 1/2 months now…comes and goes…I also tried peroxide, sea salt, leaving it alone, works for a week or so and then comes back….wonder if it is worth leaving it in???

November 19, 2007 at 6:58 am
(25) mary says:

i used fucidin creme. it went away in 2 weeks. :)

November 23, 2007 at 2:16 pm
(26) LALA says:

hey, long story short. i had a bump forever!! soaps didn’t work, teatree helped but didn’t work, dry weather helped. i could not find a permanant solution for about 6 months. finally i decided to buy a Gold plated stud and put that in. it went away in a week and hasn’t been back since. 1 month bump free. just thought i’d let u know

December 6, 2007 at 10:24 pm
(27) Mel says:

I’m having the same exact problem everyone else is having with this stupid bump & i’m freaking out! I’m afraid it’s infected but everyone keeps telling me this bump is totally normal, what should i do!!??

December 12, 2007 at 6:34 pm
(28) Jeff says:

I have this same bump, man i’m glad i found this page, i had no idea what it was before.

I would like to follow the instructions and put a CBR in, but i can’t because i can’t wear it at work. I have to wear this plastic clear bar.

anyone got any advice for me?

December 21, 2007 at 12:37 pm
(29) Ang says:

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP…….I got my nose pierced a month ago and I just recently got a bump it looks nasty, its looks bloody red, should I be worried and what should I do??????????????????????

December 21, 2007 at 4:55 pm
(30) erika says:

hi..im soo happy i found this site..i jus came from the pharmacy and i asked them if they have any sea salt juss like the instructions said but they didnt she told me to go to the plac ethey pierced it in…i HATE THIS BUMP IN MY NOSE SO MUCH I WANT IT TO GO AWAY NOW!!!!the place where i got it from they pierced it with a gun.I REGRET IT SO MUCH!..the stud sunk into my nose and it took me adyas to take it out..why is the bumb still there?…is it gunna be permanent?..as a scar PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!

December 30, 2007 at 7:50 pm
(31) Mariecris says:

i have this same bump, but it looks much bigger, it looks like a huge pimple :| , i’ve had it for a while now.. like a month or two. when cleaning it with sea salt water, do you keep the nose ring in or do you take it out ?

January 9, 2008 at 8:15 pm
(32) leeanne says:

Hey I GOT the BUMP TOO!!!!! have had it for 3 months now…healing went great then like after 2 months got this bump, not red but like a bubble likem anyways I WENT TO THE DOC and they gave me pills for infection and this gel i rub on it to fight bacteria.it’s been 4 days and it’s working.just hope it comes right down and i am thinking of doin the whole gold STUD..BLING BLING!! LOL

January 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm
(33) Bhavisha says:

ive had my nose pierced for almost 2 years now.
and the bump just keeps coming and going.
when it goes, i keep thinking its gone, but then it comes back..
i even brought a real gold nose screw, that hasnt even worked.
any ideas?

January 21, 2008 at 12:13 am
(34) Corey says:

I heard that you DONT use tea tree oil and stuff like that because if you dont miss it correctly then it can actually burn the skin.

i have the same bump and it comes and goes, and goes and comes. it annoys me but I use sea salt water. I guess it kind of works

January 22, 2008 at 11:59 pm
(35) gia says:

its really common with nose piercings to get those bumps. i have my nose pierced on both sides and the bumps come and go on each side. dont use tea tree oil. if you think the sea salt soaks dry out your skin, tea tree oil is a nightmare. ive tried h2ocean, ripping it off, its going to keep coming back if you play with your jewelry, or take it out too much. i know its gross when it gets crusty, but dont twist it around! leave it or use a qtip with cold water to clean it. and if you just HAVE to take it out and cant stand the bump till it goes away on its own, take it out for a little bit. do a hot sea salt compress, or a hot chamomile tea compress. do that 2 or 3 times a day for ten minutes. but DONT leave your piercing out for like more than an hour or it will start to close up. hope that works for some of you.

January 23, 2008 at 12:05 am
(36) gia says:

here’s something else you can try. might work i have no idea

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_get_rid_of_bumps_next_to_your_nose_piercing

January 31, 2008 at 6:44 pm
(37) marc says:

I have a bump too. It’s not only on my outside of my nose but inside too. I’ve had the piercing for about a month. I Don’t know hat to do!! And I certainly don’t want to hear “I told you so!” From my mother!!!!! HELP!

February 10, 2008 at 1:51 pm
(38) Aimee says:

Hey, don’t worry about the bump, it’s nothing serious. It’s called granuloma and is nothing more than a bit of scar tissue. I have the same thing on my nose and what I’ve found that is helping are hot compresses. You just heat water up to as hot as you can take it comfortably (anymore and you’ll burn it and that wouldn’t help) and then take a cloth and soak it in there and apply it to your nose for about 5-15 minutes. I recommend using bottled water because it IS cleaner than tap. Also, cleaning twice a day (once in the morning, once before bedtime) with a sea salt solution (500 mL of water to 1/4 sea salt) and a single drop of slightly diluted tea tree oil once or twice a week should help it clear up. If you find the skin around your nose starts drying and flaking, stop using the tea tree oil because that means it’s drying the area out and your piercing needs moisture. Good luck, I hope yours goes away; mine’s getting there.

February 10, 2008 at 3:34 pm
(39) renee says:

heyy! i’m getting my nose pierced next weekend and i am scared that i am going to get that bump!!! it took me 3 months to get my mom to say yes to this in the first place and if i get it then my mom will FLIP OUTTT!!!!!! is there anything i can do to prevent it????

February 12, 2008 at 9:28 pm
(40) anthony says:

i have an industrial piercing, and i have the same problem.
but i have to UGLY bumps on my ear, on the inside not where the balls are.
but i read everyones comments, and ill jus wait it out. i dont want to try all those things and be discouraged if they dont work.
but my bumps came a few weeks, a little over a month after i got it done. dec 17, 2007 to be exact. but yes the skin is now starting to peel like someone mentioned. and no they arent pain ful…just eye sores, lol.
and heres another question. what is the difference between these bumps and kiloids? i know kiloids never go away unless removed threw sugery, but how can i be so sure it isnt a kiloid??

February 19, 2008 at 12:17 am
(41) ayan says:

ommmmmmggggggggg i’m scared i hope i don’t have a killoid seriouslly i’m hiding it from my parents and now it’s infected all i can say is i’m screwed well i’ll definitely try everything

March 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm
(42) alexis says:

wow i got mine pierced around christmas time and the bump just popped up. i thought it was a pimple, but i never hardly changed my nose ring so i did and cleaned it. its not infected though right? and if i dont go to a professional do you think it will still go away if i clean it?

March 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm
(43) alexis (again) says:

ugh omg, i cant stop thinking about it. and im really really mad. my nose piercing was so cute and now i have this big ugly bump. i think it might be cause it got lotion in it or something cause i dont know what else it could have been. i hardly ever change it, but i do twist it alot idk im mad :(

March 14, 2008 at 5:33 pm
(44) parker says:

take it out now!!! i had that and its scar tissue forming, it will only get worse and the mark will never go away. honestly take it out while you can.

March 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm
(45) Jillian says:

TEA TREE OIL!!!
WORKS MAGIC I PROMISE YOU!!!

Use at night, soak a q-tip, and I mean dripping soak, get it all around the piercing, not the inside though…

it will peel away. my bump was larger than my actual piercing, so it took like a week, but most people have reported 3 days.

Try it out, Australian Tea Tree Oil.

March 28, 2008 at 1:17 pm
(46) robyn says:

I had the same problem. I had a bump around my nose ring. But mine kept scabbing up, and it would bleed. For a few minutes. I kept cleaning,and i put neporsn on it it did this for a few weeks. i removed it the other day. But i’ve had piercing’s before and never had a problem like that before. But one thing is I will not get my nose pierced again……

April 1, 2008 at 3:13 am
(47) Olivia says:

I have the bump too! My nose ring fell out in the shower, so I just left it out. But, now I have this bump and I need it to go away. I’m trying to soak it in sea salt, but nothing is working. Are you sure this is normal?

April 7, 2008 at 10:54 am
(48) Melissa says:

I’ve seriously had the same problem.
My bump looks bloody red though and it’s small, and everyone says they can’t notice it, but I DO!!
it’s so annoying. my mom keeps telling me it’s a zit, and i don’t think it is, because it’s seriously right next to the hole. and I’ve been trying sea salt soaks, and it isn’t working.
so I might try the tree oil crap.
But idk man.
everyones telling me it’s a zit. and it’s not.
it doesn’t look like one, nor feel like one.
it’s just weird looking. and i want it gone SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone, seriously give me some good tips, something that’ll actually work.

April 9, 2008 at 11:12 am
(49) Amanda says:

I have that too.. I just got my nose pierced in february, but the bump is on the inside of my nose…WEIRD! Uhmm, it started when i was changing my stud a lot so I put the stud that i got with it back in and we’ll see whats going to happen!

April 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm
(50) sashab says:

i have a small red bump actualy on the outside of my piercing and a bigger one in the inside, on the inside its almost so big that the stud isnt logn enough to go ryte the way through..my mum sed just to take it out because its guna get worse n il b left wif a massive mark..but i dont want to..i was thinkin of gettin a 9 carot gold nose stud puttin it in and not changin it just leavin it with that and cleanin it with sea salt water would that help or would i b better just to take it out? it does puss abit from time to time wen i take my nose out ..n wen i apply pressure to the inside but not allways does this mean its infected? im really not suure wat to do?can anyone help me ?that noes form experience??

April 26, 2008 at 12:42 am
(51) Barbara says:

Ok. I got the red bump the first time and this time as well. Here is what you do…Get the alchol wipes and use them 3 times a day. At night use the Tea tree oil. Don’t mess with the ring. I know it’s hard. They will go away within a week and start looking less red in a day or two. I did this and it never came back!!!!

May 27, 2008 at 2:12 am
(52) Juan says:

I DID MINES MYSELF AND I THOUGHT I MADE A MISTAKE BECAUSE I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. BUT I USE NEOSPORN FOR 2 WEEKS AND IT WENT AWAY NOT SCAR OR ANYTHING. I RECOMMEND NEOSPORN FOR SOME PEOPLE.

May 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm
(53) KATRYNA says:

i did my onw pearcing but i havent put on nothing on it is this bad or not if it is what should i do or start doing? also will it heal back up yes or not cause i dont want my parent to know i have a pearcing on my nose?

May 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm
(54) gabbi says:

hey i just did my industrial(i did it myself) and it got those bumps but i took it out for a couple of days about 1 month after i got it done and scratched off the bumps. i then put it back in and they havent been there ever since.

June 1, 2008 at 3:30 am
(55) stephanie says:

so i got my nose pirced 2 weeks ago and 2 day’s ago i got a bump. i have a ring and it’s just on the top of the ring. i was freaking out and thought if was an infection and was useing hygrogin proxide. but i think it made it worse. th’s bigger now and redder. and i’ve been doingthe sea salt soak thing since i got it. the dude that pirced my nose said it was to get rid of all the chunkys. but if it’s worked for others then i’m gonna step it up. but any other ideaz? i need help it looks so gross and i’m afraid to put make up over it.

June 2, 2008 at 3:21 pm
(56) rach says:

i hate how my nose looks right now & have been doing research, this site http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/03-nose/A50225/noshowno.html really helped with a lot of information

June 19, 2008 at 10:44 am
(57) TIA says:

Can someone help? I got my nose pierced a few months ago n one day I was cleaning my nose with a q tip n accidently pulled my ring in so I had to pop it out back I developed da bump everyone is talking about but now its bigger n looks like its filled with white liquid! Is day normal? Its so gross! Help please

June 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm
(58) diana says:

I had my nose pierced a couple years ago and a couple months in I got this kind of bump that wouldn’t go away so I took the piercing out because it kept getting bigger (and sea salts soaks weren’t doing anything). But this year I got it re-done. It’s been almost 6 months with no problems, but a few days ago I got bad allergies and the bump appeared! Ahh! So this time I broke down and bought tea tree oil at my local Walgreens. I have been using it for 2 days now and the bump is almost gone! Amazing stuff and I don’t mind the smell (it reminds me of my painting supplies).
Here’s what I do: gently wash the piercing with mild soap and warm water. Then with a q-tip, apply only a small bit to the bump. Do not over saturate it because it will get IN the hole and that’s not the best. Also, do NOT get it in the inside of your nose. I apply it once when I wake up and once before I go to bed. But you might want to start with just once before bed to see how sensitive you are to it. If you have sensitive skin it will dry it out badly.

July 5, 2008 at 12:15 pm
(59) tito says:

i have this thing too and it anoys the hell out me but not on a side the middle even worse!!! i have had it with this (bump)dumb!!!

July 5, 2008 at 10:17 pm
(60) Jennifer says:

ok I got rid of mine after 2 months of trying everything…This is how I did it… Went to a tattoo and peircing place they removed the stud and put a hoop (ring) and said it will stop the top of the stud from bumping it. Then they told me to get BC or Goodies asprin powder and mix it with 100% tea tree oil to make a toothpaste like paste…apply it to the “bump” and leave it there for 15-20 min and then with warm water wipe it of and apply a little bit of the tea tree oil and within a week it will be gone. And well mine was gone in 2 days but he told me to do it for 7-10 days…Do it it works!!!

July 5, 2008 at 11:22 pm
(61) jesica says:

Sure enough i have the bump also. I got mine back in march and it did not start acting up untill my stud went thru and i had to shove it back thru to the outside. I tride the soaks and it did not work. Eventually i popped it with a needle and it came back smaller and i popped it again. now i am using vitamin e oil. it has not came back so hopefully it is gone!! glad im not the only one ;)

July 13, 2008 at 11:30 pm
(62) Natalie says:

I had my nose pierced 2 years ago, things went well for the first few months then pooff a gross bump formed. My piercer said to just do like I was doing and clean it with sea salt soaks. 2 months later the bump was still there and so I decided to take my nose ring out. About 3 weeks ago I decided to get it redone hoping I wouldn’t have any problems. A week ago the bump came back, I had gotten H2Ocean spray and provon so I didn’t know why it was there! Turns out my body was having a bad reaction to sea salt and it was causing more problems then helping. I read this website and decided to try the BC asprin and tea tree oil paste, after 2 days my bump was gone! It seriously works wonders and to anyone having this problem I say give it a try!

July 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm
(63) Jondon says:

haha… about a month ago I had my nose pierced and like everyone else, it developed a red, baboon butt pimple/wart-like bump beside the CBR and i love it! i like it more than the actual piercing… if it ever falls off, im going to eat it!

March 10, 2011 at 5:08 am
(64) sarah says:

haha you’re funny! great comment!

July 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm
(65) hayley says:

uh, thats really gross comment above me

July 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm
(66) KT says:

I had a red bump next to my nose ring and i freaked out! WORD OF ADVICE *DO NOT TAKE NOSE RING OUT*. I made that mistake and it was painful putting it back in. Anyways i went to the place i had gotten it peirced and they told me to do sea salt water soaks where you heat up some water poor in sea salt and use q-tips or a paper towel and soak the bump. Also, the guy told me a trick to do. He said to crunch up advil and coat it over the bump like a past (water then put advil) and leave it over night. After a week it was looking better and then i decided to juse treat it like a blimish and i used face cream on it and now it is completely gone! NO scar or anything! thank god!

July 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm
(67) Jamie says:

I got my piercing about two months ago and about a week ago I noticed the bump. I am going to try the BC asprin and tea tree oil paste. Hopefully it helps.

July 22, 2008 at 7:59 pm
(68) outlaw says:

Ok…I had this and the answer is short but not too sweet! Everyone I’m sure has noticed that this bump does not present any pain. So, I simply took a pair of toe nail clippers and snipped it off! Didn’t hurt a bit.

August 2, 2008 at 9:24 pm
(69) Louise says:

i got my nose pierced 2 weeks ago, and it has fell out twice when ive been cleaning it and it bled for a while, but was put in stright away after, all of a sudden, its got a reddy purple colour and started to give out a whitey/yellow discharge i guess, is this just healing process or is it something else? ive been so scared about it and would be great if anyone could help me!

August 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm
(70) lauren says:

i’ve have the same bump yall have on your noses but mine is on my ear around my new snug piercing. my question is the tea tree oil, does it scab up or do i expect. ive been using the tea tree oil for a day and just curious what im getting myself into.

August 25, 2008 at 4:36 am
(71) kirsti says:

i am having this problam 2 but i tryed tripple anti. cream it went away for a few weeks and now its back i to changed my ring several times do to work

August 25, 2008 at 7:16 pm
(72) Kirsty says:

Same thing… the bump then it bled… got HUGE…leaked fluid…
then I got some “stone crop” gel by Eminence, its a green color and amazingly, the bump went right down! But i accidentally pulled my stud and its flaring up again :( I’m going to use the stone crop gel till it goes away. Nothing else really worked.

August 27, 2008 at 8:14 am
(73) Kel says:

I woke up with a nasty bump the other day, it was bigger then the stud and red and shiny. I read everything I could find online and decided to try a couple things. First I put hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and left it on for a few mintues followed by another cotton ball soaked in sea salt and hot water. After using the cotton ball I poured the sea salt water over my nose and that was it. I did this twice in one day and by the next day the bump was half the size it had been and is still going down.

September 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm
(74) whitney says:

where can u get the tea tree oil and/or the sea salt?

September 11, 2008 at 5:46 am
(75) Britney says:

aww man I have one too and its so disgusting I hate it!! lol but I’m going to try the sea salt soak 3 times daily and hopefully it will go away soon! :) I just wanted to say too that I learned you have to make sure the salt is natural sea salt (no ionized) (so no table salt) or else its going to sting!

September 16, 2008 at 7:30 am
(76) hatty says:

Hey guys, my bump came around two months after I had my nose pierced, it looked EXACTLY like the one in the photo. I must admit I just kind of burst it and squeezed it (eww) but of course it came straight back. Anyway, I got some tea tree oil, not really expecting it to work, but it really has done the trick! It only took about three days and now it’s totally gone! I can wear a little stud again rather than the huge on I’d been wearing to cover the gross bump. If it does return I guess I’ll do the same process again, but I certain recommend at least trying the tea tree oil if you have it, because it really did work wonders for me, plus it did it pretty quickly.

September 16, 2008 at 11:48 pm
(77) Tia says:

i got my noes peirced about 2 1/2 mounths ago. About 2 weeks after getting it done i got a keloid. I tryed tee tree oil for 2 weeks. then salt water for another 2. nuthing worked. so i went to my peircer and she told me to use emu oil. ive been using it for 3 days. the keloid is starting to look like a wort on the top. is that normal? any one no anything about emu oil?

September 19, 2008 at 11:50 pm
(78) Kelley says:

I am so happy I am not the only one with this problem.. I just got mine the other day.. I got my nose pierced in August and it is now September. I had to change the ring prematurely because the stone fell out of the one I got at the piercing shop. After I did that the lil bump formed. it is really grose but hopefully the sea salt soaks will help.

October 6, 2008 at 1:14 am
(79) Megan says:

Well I got my nose pierced about a month & 1/2 ago & tonight I noticed a little bump on the inside of my nostril where the piercing goes through.It doesn’t really hurt & it’s not red so im hoping it will go away.I’m still using my sea salt solution & haven’t changed my ring yet.I think im about to though because I hate the hook lol.It takes forever to get in & out of my nose.Does anyone have any idea of what will make the bump go away?.It’s very small & no one can see it but I know it’s there lol.

October 6, 2008 at 7:49 pm
(80) Gretchen says:

Ya man this bump is bummin me out. I too have done the sea salt soaks religeously it’s not help! I changed the ring 2 months ago cause the nose screw I had twisted around when I breathed……….not cool. The new ring is better but my bump still remains. I have heard some people the sea salt irritates more…………wonder if thats my prob…think I’ll do tea tree. Frigin thing……….

October 9, 2008 at 12:05 am
(81) michelle says:

ASPERIN WORKS!!! I had mine done in April, and it got the bump, tried everything, went to the piercer, he told me to use a paste made of crushed asperin and water, leave it on for no less than 30 minutes, wash off well with warm water. Worked like a charm. 2 days later, nothing! I woke up with another one today, and have the paste on right now as I write! Sure hope it works again.

October 20, 2008 at 3:41 pm
(82) Patrieta says:

Tea Tree Oil is really good. I had a bump on my eyebrow piercing and a painful red bump that came out of no where on my nose. I used 100% Tea Tree Oil, undiluted and soaked on a Q-tip 3-4 times a day on both eye piercing bump, which has flattened out and is nearly invisible, and the acne bump which is no longer there all within 2 weeks.

October 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm
(83) Victoria says:

will witch hazel oil work?

November 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm
(84) Amanda says:

You shouldn’t use Tea Tree Oil undiluted. Not just because it’s really strong, but because if you put one or two drops in a little bit of water, it will last you twice as long.

But it does work wonders. Not just for piercings, but other things too. I’ve been using Tea Tree Oil for my Industrial percing in my ear for a little over 3 days, and it has already cleared up a keloid, which is scar tissue build up around the piercing.

Keloids are fixable, just remember not to pick at any of it. Replacing your stainless steal ring with PTFE, or flexible jewelry can also reduce the amount of stress on a piercing, allowing you to heal faster. Just remember that you should not put in PTFE until you have had the piercing for atleast 6 weeks (the average amount of healing time for MOST piercings, not all). =]

November 18, 2008 at 10:29 pm
(85) robyn says:

so ive had my piercing sincel ater august and had this ugly bump since september.. been washing it and soaking it religiously because thats what my piercer said is the only thing that works and now im completely fed up because it isnt helping and in fact these past few days it got bigger!! WHAT DO I DOOO!!

November 20, 2008 at 12:59 am
(86) Dana says:

first wash it with soap and water, then clean the bump with alcohol wipes, let it sit for a minute then put vitamin E oil on it.

yay :)

November 26, 2008 at 2:15 am
(87) gangster says:

i had that to, for 2 years i even closed it for a year n it was still there, i tried alota diffrent stuff n none of them worked, theni used hydrocortisone and it got alot smaller, another thing that worked was going to the doctor, and they stuck a shot in the bump, it was very painful but it left within 5 days

November 26, 2008 at 8:07 pm
(88) T says:

take pure asprin, crush it up and add very little water just enough to make it moist and get a clump of it on your finger and stick it to the area then cover with a small round band-aid mine wnt away after 4 night of doing this. I do it before bed then take the band-aid off i the morning and rinse it off. Good luck!

November 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm
(89) rita says:

IVE HAD THE SAME PROB! WHEN I GOT MY NOSE PIERCED LAST SUMMER, A FEW WEEKS AFTER A BUMP APPEARED ON THE SIDE OF MY PIERCING! I THOUGHT IT WAS SO UNATTRACTIVE. I CLEANED IT WITH SEA SALT AND WARM WATER 3 TIMES A DAY FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF AND IT WENT AWAY AND NEVER CAME BACK! IM HAPPY!

November 30, 2008 at 6:23 pm
(90) Shaina says:

I got my nose pierced in March, and like 2 weeks later a big red bump formed. I didn’t really do much until a month after i got it pierced, when I changed the piercing. When I looked at it closer, i could tell it was like a giant pimple. So I put Neosporin (I’m sure any triple antibiotic would work) on my stud every other day and it went away.

December 9, 2008 at 12:11 am
(91) Chelsea says:

I got my ear pierced two days ago at this place called Icing, which is a branch off of Claire’s and like the piercing is doing great, it’s not all sore or anything. However, my friends told me that since the lady used a gun that I was gonna get a bump on the back of my ear or something and I’m like freaking out now, what should I do, cause I don’t want that to happen to my ear.

December 13, 2008 at 8:44 pm
(92) ana says:

hi

December 13, 2008 at 8:51 pm
(93) alex says:

Hi! i had my nose pierced like 3 months ago and everything was going great then like a month and a half later i saw a little bump on the side, it looked like a pimple so i tried to get rid of it like a regular pimple and it went away but then it came back, so tryed the twissers and it kinda peeled off and it bleed a little, it was ok for a few weeks then it came back and i changed my jewerly to a plastic stud and it vanished but the plastic one fell off so i got an L shape surgical steel piercing well i still have the bump although its been just a few days and im the only one who notices it, Im not really worried but i would love to never see it again!! i had my esr pierced like 2 years ago and never had a problem like this i dont know whats up but we will see. good luck everyone

December 16, 2008 at 8:24 pm
(94) Sarah says:

I had my nose pierced too..and theres a bump around it and its freakin huge..waterr fluid inside i think anyweys i took one of my earrings and stabbed the bump and pust cam out and of course lots of BLOOD ..it was nasty and its still there …lol bummer ..aha im going to buy tea tree oil..:) lol i hope it works ..i really want my piercing and im sure other girls do too..gawsh my bump is ever soo hugee..bigger then all of yours..thought it was the biggest pimple i ever had..:L…i tell you if tea tree oil works..:) dont use claire products or anything else…lol it only makes it worse..i know for a fact..:( bummer ….

December 21, 2008 at 6:57 pm
(95) Mel says:

I have the same problem currently. I got my nose pierced the beginning of September and everything was absolutely perfect! It didn’t hurt when I got it done, it wasn’t red or swollen; I was so happy. About 3 weeks later I had fell asleep with my boyfriend, and he moves around like a maniac in his sleep, so he accidentally pulled it out. Anyways, I eventually got it back in, and that’s when the problem started and I noticed the bump. I tried using sea salt soaks and chamomile compresses but they didn’t make such a difference. It did go down somewhat but didn’t completely go away. I do admit however, I wasn’t so consistent at one point, and did have it pulled a SECOND time by my boyfriend, who is obviously a brute-_-. SO, I finally got annoyed, and picked at it (bad, I know, but I was almost desperate). I pulled off some skin, and it bled quite a lot. I put peroxide and let it dry and then some Neosporin. After this, the bump started to get better and now I’m using Natural Tea Tree Oil. I’m slowly seeing a good improvement, and I’m happy. I clean it every day about 3 times with anti-bacterial soap and warm water, and after apply the Tea Tree Oil. I definitely recommend trying the oil, I have heard from a lot of people it was their answer to get rid of this ugly bump. But, like I said, it’s a slow improvement, so don’t lose faith if it doesn’t work right away !

Good Luck=]

January 2, 2009 at 2:56 am
(96) Bri B. says:

mine does that every now and then. usually last only a few days. hurts like a mofo.
but then just goes away on its own. idk what its deal it.

January 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm
(97) Lilly says:

I got my piercing done the first day of May in 08 and I’ve had that bump the whole time. My piercing really hurt when I got it done so I’m determined on trying to fix it instead of letting it close. I clean my nosering and I use the sea salt or alcohol when I clean it. When I get the bump, I usually try to poke it with a needle or squeeze it to try and get whatever is in it out. 99% of the time I find that inside the ball is puss. What do I do about this?

January 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm
(98) Justyce says:

for the 100th time I HAVE THIS PROBLEM TOO!!….i just took my out and i plan on cleaning it with alcohol….i’ve had mine done twice in one month!!….before i got it my mom told me i wouldnt like it, its a lot of trouble…and she was right!!!! grrrrr…i wont let her know tht tho…..sooo ive had this nose stud for all of 1 month then this bump shows! hopefully my hole doesnt close and this awful thing goes away…

January 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm
(99) Meagan *Evette-Marie* says:

hey guys,
well, ive had my nose pierced since September 13th, and about 2 months ago, the dreaded ‘bump’ showed up. But luckily, mine is on the inside of my nose, so no one can notice it, the outside i never had a problem with, never even was red :D but yeah ive had it for awhile, i just left it alone, and after two months it hasnt gone away yet. so today im going to get the tea tree oil (salt soaks dont work) and ill let you know if it works :) oh yea and ive NEVER changed it. but it has came out twice, once when i was cleaning it, and once when i was sleeping (my thumb ring yanked it out waking me up hurt really bad 0_o) but other then that its never came out

January 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm
(100) Kelsey says:

I’ve had my nose pierced since November and have also developed this bump. Mine is quite large and I cant seem to make it go away. I’ve been using sea salt and an anti-bacterial soap as well as sea salt hot pack, which seem to relieve it but it never goes away. I have also , however, been having alot of issues with my stomach so I am hesitant to take any kind of multi-vitamin. Im now starting to use vitamin-e oil and I’ve been thinking about witch hazel but i’m not sure if thats the right thing to use. I need to go to my local piercers. I also have not changed my stud from the origional piercing. I really want a titanium nose ring because the stud gets stuck and pulls when i clean it. Anyone have any suggestions?

January 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm
(101) Andrea says:

Hey everyone,

I was thinking of getting my nose pierced again and glad I came across this site. When I initially had it done years ago. I too got the bump. However the only thing that worked was to get injections of cortizone put into it. I had to take my piercing out (my bump was probably the size of a small green pea). In total I probably had six injections as nothing else worked. I went to a Dermatologist to get it done. Just wanted to pass that on for anyone that is still having problems – if in fact the bump is “Keloid”. I never had any bleeding or any puss come out. The bump was hard to the touch.

January 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(102) Cristie says:

When I first got my nose pierced mine did the same thing for about a month. I put warm water soaks on it for 15 minutes a day and the sea salt soaks 2 times a day and it got much smaller, but did not go away completely. I then put a drop of warm water on my nose and put salt on with a q-tip and left it there overnight and in the morning it was completely gone! Try this if regular sea salts aren’t working. :]

February 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(103) SYNDA says:

I tried everything for my nose bump. Finally after a long struggle I read this amazing article about a product that makes it go away!

It’s called HYDROCORTISONE 1%.

I apply it 3 times a day, washing and letting it breathe in between, and the bump is practically gone!

I’ve had the bump for about 3 months now, and this has really worked!!

February 12, 2009 at 2:10 pm
(104) cassie says:

its called a keloid.
it’s just scar tissue.
when a piercing gets infected it over heals itself and this is what happens.
it usually only happens on cartilage piercings.
you can get tea tree oil from GNC and put that on it up to 3 times a day with a q-tip.
i used this and it worked pretty well but it smelled horrible.
so one day i decided to try neosporin, i put it on the keloid every night before i went to bed and that actually worked better for me.

February 16, 2009 at 11:21 am
(105) Renee says:

I’ve had it for about 6 months now. And it would go away every now and then, but now it just stays there. Yea, it looks ugly, yea my friends make fun of me, and yea people say it looks like I messed up my nose, and I did, cause when I take the ring out, theres one big black circle on my nose the size of a bead that will now never ever go away. But hey, I chose to get my nose pierced and I’m willing deal with the consequences =/ it helps me a little when I say that to myself. Good luck everyone! If you ever find a permanent cure, even if it is going to the doctor or makeup, let me know!!!

February 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm
(106) sara says:

I had the same bump for about a month and I did a little research on the web to see if I could find out anything…i tried hydrogen peroxiod, which is a bad idea because it kills the healing tissue and makes it take even longer to heal and it can also cause the bumps to form. I then tried neosporin which helped kill the infection, but the ugly bump would not go away….thus I started to search. I came accross a herbal remedy which has worked absolute WONDERS for me. Get some herbal chamomile tea bags…put one tea bag in a little dixie cup and add about 1/8 tsp of sea salt. Add very warm water and let the mixture brew for a few minutes or until it is cool enough that it does not burn your skin. Use the tea bag as a warm compress and just hold it on the piercing and surrounding area for about 15 minutes. Once done toss the tea bag and use a qtip with the normal sea salt water compound to clean around your piercing. Do this 3 to 4 times a day. It worked wonders for me…I was so frustrated and ready to just take the thing out and this was my last resort. I wish I had tried it earlier. My little bump got pretty big…about 2 1/2 mm…after starting this treatment…I could see a noticable difference the next day and within 5 days it was all cleared up….I hope it works for you all!

February 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm
(107) sara says:

BTW…poking it with a needle to drain the puss/infection is a BAD idea. You are just inviting bacteria into your piercing. Not all these bumps are keliods. That is a very common misconception. For most people it is just an infection. A keliod is more of a calcification. If your bump is hard then that is probably what it is, however, if your bump is more of the consistancy of a blister then it is more or less just a bad infection. There are many treatments available and it may take you several different ones to figure out what works for you. Poking,popping, and using a needle are still very bad ideas. Those are all good ways of spreading the infection as well as causing a bigger infection.

February 18, 2009 at 2:04 am
(108) eunice says:

i got mine done 2 weeks ago…i have this ugly bump..its getting better after i clean it with just a tap water everytime like 20 times a day..and the piercer told me that its just normal and part of the healing process..

February 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm
(109) crystal says:

PLEASE HELP !!!!! I pierced my nose once in 2007 and that ugly bump came on my nose,so i had no choice but to take the nose ring out and let the piercing close,then in August 2008 i pierced my nose again and this irritating,big,ugly bump came again,so i took a needle and poked it and it started to bleed unstoppable,so i then took off the nose ring again and let the hole close ,but thats not all ,the thing is its been like seven months and the bump is still here,not that huge like before but it still here with a black spot on my nose,i went to aruyvedic doctors and i used alot of different cremes from india hoping the bump will leave but unfortunately its still here…can anyone please tell me what to do to get rid of this nasty looking thing….please……….

February 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm
(110) Mhmm says:

This just happened to me recently.
I took the nose ring out so that it could properly heal. I may get it repierced after its fully healed. I would reccomend not messing with it. And taking your jewlery out so it can heal without being irritated.

February 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(111) katt says:

I have a bump, and it gets bigger and smaller by days. I got the “hot silver” nose studs and thats when mine came up, i’ve been putting rubbing alchol on it alot and i’ve tried regualar soap and water too. does anyone know anything else that will help?
Also, did the actual sergical steel, titamiun rings work? PLEASE HELP it looks dreadful “/

February 23, 2009 at 6:15 am
(112) Mike says:

I had a bump on my nose piercing, but it’s completely gone now, I used HYDROCORTISONE CREAM 1 %.

After washing with salt water dab some cream on the bump, twice a day.

It took about 3 days to look better, but now completely gone after just a week.

Try it, I hope it works for you too.

February 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm
(113) ginger says:

yea i got a lump too had my piercing for around 4 months got the lump a few weeks ago
as strange as it sounds i put plain Colgate toothpaste on it at night and lavender oil during the day every few hours and it was gone in about 2 days
both lavender oil and toothpaste can be bought in the supermarket reasonably cheap in the toiletries isle

March 3, 2009 at 6:37 pm
(114) LC says:

Yeah, i have a bump too. it came from when my friend hit my ear and it ripped the hole. i was going to try popping it to see if it is a build-up of fluids. my tragus did the same thing (except without getting ripped) and the bump went away.

March 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm
(115) devi says:

hey i pierced my nose 10 months ago and after a month of the piercing there was this bump this around the stud it looked so disgusting that i had no choice but to take out the nose ring….after 10 months now hoping the bump will go down, but unfortunately it never did,so after so long and the bump is here….can anyone please tell me what to use for the bump to go down…i used vitamin e oil and nothing never happened.. cud do because it looks disgusting..your help will be appreciated….thankyou

March 12, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(116) chasity says:

TEA TREE OIL! do it.. do it!

tea tree oil is saving my nose lol

March 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm
(117) maria says:

I have the exact same problem, but it doesn’t hurt. My piercer told me to clean the nose piercing with dial soap and I did. The bump appeared and I’ve tried asprin and the swelling went down a bit, I tried tree tea oil, nothing. So I did some research on the internet, I’m thinkg it might be my nose ring, so I was looking into buying that boflex nose ring thing? Does anyone know if this actually works? I don’t know if thats a good idea but I’m about to start the sea salt soaking today to see if it works.

March 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm
(118) sara says:

maria, definately try the salt soaks first. You can also use sea salt and mix with a drop of water and put the paste like substance on your piercing and let it dry. If it is a new piercing try to aviod changing it unless you find you are allergic to the metal in the nose ring used. Usually your initial nose piercing is completed with a ring from surgical stainless steel and it is very unlikely that you are having an allergic reaction to it. These bumbs are often cause by removing and re-inserting your jewelry to soon. It rips the healing tissue and causes a mild infection, thus the bump. There are many different treatment and something that may work for one may not work for the other. Try the sea salt soaks 3 or 4 times a day and if you have the time and resources use a clean paper towel soaked in water(as hot as you can stand) and hold it on the piercing and surrounding skin as a hot compress for about 10 minutes (or until the towel turns cold) 3 to 4 times a day. Do not touch your piercing in excess and make sure you wash your hands if you have to touch it at all. These methods should definately help but if after about a week you have not noticed any improvement you might try some methods listed above or if you are desperate you can visit your doctor.

March 22, 2009 at 9:26 am
(119) cinthia says:

i got one too but mines is huge is so embarassing! i got it done like 1 month ago and i’ve had this bump for like 2 weeks is so disgusting i went to look for help at the place i got it done “SNAKEMAN’S LEATHERS” here in frederick maryland but the guy was absolutely rude and told me it was my fault i have it and he didnt even tell me a solution for it he actually told me to stop washing it because it might be a reaction to the soap but is an infection how dare he tell me to stop washing it?!?!? and i just found out a couple of days aga that this man had a hepathitis breakout a couple of months ago im so scared..! do not go to snakeman leather’s here in frederick maryland the guy is extremely rude and they wont help if u have a problem

March 25, 2009 at 10:19 am
(120) stephanie says:

This happened to me also. I had to change my jewelry to titanium, I had surgical steel, and that was what was causing my bump. After they switched me to titanium, it started going down within the first few days. Continue to do the sea salt for sure, and don’t miss a day! Do it atleast 2 times everyday, it will go away! And it will take time, don’t expect it to be gone in a week! Hope this helps!

March 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm
(121) Maddie says:

I had this problem too after i got my nose piercing.
The best thing to do is wash it with sea salt 2-3 times a day to keep it clean. One thing that PEOPLE FORGET TO DO is after cleaning with sea salt, to rinse with warm water. if you don’t then the salt crystalizes around the piercing and causes irritation and “crusties”.

one other thing i did to get rid of the bump was to use the refining mask from proactive.
it dried out the bump and within a week it was gone.

March 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm
(122) Maddie says:

I had this problem too after i got my nose piercing.
The best thing to do is wash it with sea salt 2-3 times a day to keep it clean. One thing that PEOPLE FORGET TO DO is after cleaning with sea salt, to rinse with warm water. if you don’t then the salt crystalizes around the piercing and causes irritation and “crusties”.

one other thing i did to get rid of the bump was to use the refining mask from proactive.
it dried out the bump and within a week it was gone.

March 31, 2009 at 10:07 pm
(123) holly says:

Hi guys, i have had my piercing for over a year and STILL get the bump. i have it right now. i changed to gold. i use tea tree oil. i clean it. i don’t know what to do anymore!! Right now its so big and bright red =[

i really like it and i don’t wanna take it out but its really starting to annoy the heck outta me.

should i try titanium? i know my ears are sensitive so thats why i changed to a gold ring but i am still getting this thing. help me

April 4, 2009 at 1:29 am
(124) sara says:

ugh i have this bump too. im going to see my piercer about it tomorrow, i think it may just be a keloid but i dont know.. anyway, go see your piercer.

April 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm
(125) Russo says:

I have the same problem! I’ve had my nose ring for a little under 2 months. Mine is red and filled with blood(it really looks like flesh popping out my nose! Disgusting I know). And it bleeds when I like move my nose ring when I wash it.

Just a few days ago I started the Sea Salt Soak. They say you want to do 1/4 teaspoon sea salt for 8oz. cup of water. I made it in an empty poland spring water bottle and I heat it up in the microwave for about 15/20 seconds, just checking to make sure its not too hot! I pour some in a small dish(or bowl) and lean over it and soak my nose that way…can be a little annoying. I do that for about 10 minutes. Then I stand over the bathroom sink and pour the sea salt soak over my nose(remember I have it in a water bottle).

Even though I only did it like 3 times I do notice a small difference..and even my niece asked me is my bloody bump gone! Lol.

I have heard you shouldn’t use peroxide or alcohol on it but I’m thinking about putting some alcohol on a cotton swap and then on my nose..just to see if it will dry it out.

April 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm
(126) Kenzie says:

hey guys- i really want my nose pierced- however I do NOT want to get this bump, how common is this? Has anyone NOT gotten this bump?
- also i was wondering- i do a lot of snowboarding and was wondering if anyone has gotten frostbite or if that is even an issue?
-when you take your piercing out perminatly, is the scar very big?

April 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm
(127) stephany says:

HEY EVERYONE! WELL I GOT MY PIERCING DONE IN AUGUST 31 OF 2008. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR A WHOLE THREE WEEKS UNTIL MY NEPHEW KNOCKED IT AND I GOT THE BUMP. I DIDNT GO TO THE DOCTOR OR PIERCER RIGHT AWAY INSTEAD I DID SOME RESEARCH ONLINE. AFTER CLEANING IT WITH SEAL SALT SPRAY AND DIAL SOAP, IT WENT DOWN FOR LIKE A MONTH. THEN IT CAME BACK AROUND DECEMBER AGAIN. HAVE IN MIND THAT BY THIS TIME, IVE GONE THROUGH 3-4 BOTTLES OF H2OCEAN (SEA SALT SPRAY FOR PIERCINGS). THE BUMP WENT FROM LIGHT PINK TO BRIGHT RED. I POPPED IT MANY TIMES, I USED BACTINE, TEA TREE OIL, ASPIRIN PASTE, ALCOHOL, CHAMOMILE BAG COMPRESSIONS AND IT WENT AWAY FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS AND CAME BACK AT THE END OF FEBRUARY OF 2009. TODAY I AM STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE BUMP. THE WORST THING YOU COULD DO IS POP IT SO DONT DO IT! ANYWAYS I PRETTY MUCH DONT USE ANYTHING ANYMORE ONLY WARM WATER COMPRESSIONS AND A TINY DROP OF ASPIRIN MIXED WITH TEA TREE OIL AND THE BUMP IS ALMOST FLAT. HOPEFULLY IT GOES DOWN AND LEAVES FOREVER BECAUSE IT’S A STRUGGLE AND I DONT WANT TO TAKE IT OUT. ANYWAYS I HOPE YOU GUYS HAVE LUCK IN MAKIN IT GO AWAY. I HOPE MINE NEVER COMES BACK IF NOT ILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE DAMN PIERCING. BY THE WAY MY BUMP HAS NEVER BEEN PAINFUL!
BYE GUYS.

April 27, 2009 at 2:38 am
(128) sierra says:

heeeey i have it too.
buht right now im using tea treel oil.
and it looks like its drying uup ?
im wondering if its gonna get smaller and smaller until it dissapears.
or if i have to like pick it off.
ughhh i juus want it G O N E !

April 28, 2009 at 7:19 pm
(129) louise says:

i had that probleme when i first had mine done it eventually does swell down it is unsightly for a while but it deffo will clear up, i cleaned mine alot and just kept same stud in for a while to prevent any more problemes,
x

May 5, 2009 at 2:57 pm
(130) Chanel says:

SO FRUSTURATING! I have the bump too, it’s a weird flesh colored bump just on the outside on my piercing. I had my nose pierced before for 2 years with an L shaped stud and never had this problem before. I had to take that one out because of work, and decided to get it repierced. My new stud is a screw shape and the healing process was fine up until I woke up with this annoying bump, usually I heal quick so I left it alone. The bump wouldn’t go away, so thinking it was just like a regular zit I tried to pop it.. BIG MISTAKE! The bump got huge red and swollen. I researched all over the internet, and decided to try the salt soaks. The swelling went down, but the bump didn’t go away. I’ve increased the sea salt soaks treaments to twice a day (in the morning and then at night) but the bump is still there! I’m pretty much at my wits in and plan seeing my piercer to maybe upgrade to the Titanium and return to the L shaped stud. I’m going to definitely try out the Asprin paste to the Tea Tree Oil and let you guys know how the results.. Good to know I’m not alone! :)

May 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm
(131) kristin says:

heey i pierced my own nose im 13 its fine(: so i goot luucky!!(: thank jesus.

May 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm
(132) Beth says:

One of the problems most common to this whole thing seems to be ‘I woke up and found this lump…’ perhaps we should just stay asleep then….?!

May 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(133) brittany says:

i have the same thing right now >_

May 8, 2009 at 6:51 am
(134) Dave Johnson says:

Such Bumps are common especially when piercing by a novice or an amateur piercer. Make sure you always get piercing done from a body piercer. Sometimes, the body jewelry piece is not clean enough.

Our body then tends to reject the piercing as a foreign element.

Thanks for sharing. Great Advice, Karen!

Dave Johnson
http://www.thechaingang.com/

May 8, 2009 at 11:07 am
(135) Angelise says:

I had/ have the same problem too. It IS really gross, but it goes away. It does come back though. I’m thinking of taking my nose ring out so I don’t have the problem again. It’s embarrasing with it. You have to explain what it is and stuff. I feel your pain.

May 11, 2009 at 12:22 am
(136) sierra says:

helloooo.
i posted a comment earlier saying that i was using tea tree oil.
& i think i can safely say that the bump is G O N E ! :)
tea tree oil works like fuckin magic !
haha, i dipped a Q tip in a bottle of it every night and put it right on top of the bump.
and after a few weeks it dissapeared.

buht i see that people are saying it comes backk ?
well ima just keep putting tea tree oil on it even though its gone.
because i definatly DONT want it to come baaackk.

buht yeahh, just use tea tree oil.
thas all you need.
it works, truuuust mee ! :)

May 12, 2009 at 1:03 am
(137) Jessica says:

I was told that Virgin olive oil with garlic works wonders.. they said they tried everything else when they had the bump and then they tried the olive oil and it worked! The garlic is a must, thats the trick. Im going to buy it tmrw because I am so tired of this bump.. I took my piercing out and i’ve just been trying to put the piercing through it barely just to make sure it doesn’t close but I don’t think it will because i’ve had it for a few months now.

May 13, 2009 at 3:05 am
(138) Michaiah says:

Yeah man every single time i get my nose pierced i keep getting that same bump it is so embarrassing to look in the mirror an see a big ass bump on ur nose i am using this stupid H2Oceaon thing the peircer gave me so hopefully this helps if not i wont know what else to do.

May 15, 2009 at 4:55 pm
(139) chelsei says:

It is very common probably just an allergic reaction.

May 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm
(140) Amy says:

I just got my nose pierced 2 weeks ago and I have the same bump. It looks kind of like a zit, but kept getting bigger everyday. I have been doing the salt sokes but I was told to try the chamomille tea. I did it last night, when I woke up this morning I did the salt soke and another Chamomille tea bag on my nose. The bump is almost gone already, I just hope it stays gone. Also, you shouldn’t use dial it is harsh on your new skin cells. Just yesterday I started using Dr. Brommer’s Castille Soap (at Whole Food’s). It could be helping too. Hopefully it stays gone!!

May 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm
(141) Goodbye monster! says:

I had a huge bump on nose after having my nose pierced for about two months. I made the huge mistake of popping it and it got even bigger and began bleeding. Now I had this huge red monster on my nose. I decided to start using tea tree oil and . . . it actually worked!!! In 4 days the monster that was living on my nose was gone. I would wash my face and then place the oil on my nose with a q-tip, I would do this in the morning and in the evening. I highly recommend it!!!

May 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm
(142) sara says:

the MOST common cause of this ‘bump’ (about 92% of the time) is from people removing thier piercing or changing thier piercing before it is healed. When your peircing is healing the tissue is extremely sensitive and removing or replacing jewelry when the tissue is still in the stages of healing will rip the healed tissue causing this ‘bump’ the simple solution to resolving this problem is leaving your jewelry in the suggested 6 months before changing. If it is all ready too late for you to do that then you need to put a clean piece of jewelry in the piercing and leave it there, continuing the sea salt soaks until your six months is complete. If you take your jewelry out all together while it is infected you risk locking the infection in the healing tissue causing an even more unsightly mess on your face.

May 20, 2009 at 6:46 pm
(143) mason says:

hey i have an eybrow ring and had it for just about over 6 months and i just got a bump on the top of the stud do any of you have a solution to my problem????

May 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm
(144) confused says:

I see over and over comments about, hey i have this gross bump on my piercing can anyone help me or have a solution or advise.

My advised is to actually read the comments that are posted on this page there are over 140 comments,, with those are person after person answering the very question you posed… take the time to read and you will find what you are looking for

May 25, 2009 at 5:11 am
(145) Casey says:

i’ve had my nose peirced for a month and i have a huge bump, i think it started because my nose ring ripped a little, and i think its where it trys to heal, or maybe because i have diabetes, it always bleed when i mess with it.

so, i messed with it and put salt water on it, in the last hour its shrinked half the size, so i hope that did the trick.

it may also be because i changed my ring out before it healed? idk.
but, i got the same problem on my tattoo, as soon as it healed a little dry bump popped up.

June 2, 2009 at 1:07 am
(146) Sierra says:

for all of you guys who are asking for help.
do you not see that most of the people are saying that tea tree oil works ?
it does.
so stop asking about what to do.
go buy some tea tree oil and start using it.
tea tree oil !
USE IT.

TEA TREE OIL.

TEA TREE OIL.

TEA TREE OIL.

TEA TREE OIL.

TEA TREE OIL.

get itt ?

June 3, 2009 at 2:54 am
(147) Jen says:

I got a bump just like the on e in the picture 3 weeks after having my nose pierced. I tried the salt water compress twice daily for two weeks but it only got worse. I was fed up with the bump and wanted my nose back so I went to the Docs. He prescribed me some anti-biotic lotion to put on it 2-3 times a day. 10 days on and the lump has almost gone. If you’re sick on the lump I’d seriously suggest seeing your doctor for some of this wonderful lotion and reclaim your nose!

June 7, 2009 at 12:35 am
(148) Lucciana says:

If you have a silver ring, take it out! It’s something about silver that agitates the situation. Cleanse the nose w/ anti-bacterial soap like Cetaphil, do the sea salt/aspirin soak 2-3 times day and each time also apply tea tree oil. I got the bump almost 3 mths after my piercing and did this process and kept a surgical steel bone in my nose and by the end of the first day the bump was almost gone! I swear by it.

June 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm
(149) Ashley says:

I had the same problem. It is call a kiloid, and it is common among piercings. It isn’t just the ring that is the problem, it could have been the way it was pierced.

I always tried ripping mine off, thinking it would get rid of it. But they always ame back.

Tea tree oil, a lotion that can be found at any body shop, is designed really

June 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm
(150) Olivia says:

Okay I Have this same problem but mine is bigger and way nastierr. It’s disgusting like ewww..I don’t know how to get rid of it. should I pop it?

July 12, 2009 at 1:19 am
(151) nad says:

i pierced my nose last month. few weeks later the BUMP started to appear.ive tried bio-silver, cocnut oil and salt soak but nothing worked.so now i take out my nose stud n jz leave it.i duno wat to do with the bump.im so sad cz my nose look so cute with the gold stud……

July 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm
(152) Kelly says:

Tea tree oil just made my lump harder. :/ I went down a little then just came back again.
Any other ideas? I really don’t want to take my stud out. xD

July 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm
(153) Haley says:

My nose was pierced about 2 months ago, and a large, red bump appeared underneath my cute little stud about a month after I got it pierced. I tried EVERYTHING I could find online to get rid of it…sea salt soaks, chamomile tea bags, tea tree oil, even antibacterial ointment(which was a BAD idea, btw!). Finally, I tried hydrocortisone cream (1%). I dabbed some over the bump and stud before bed and the bump had gone down SIGNIFICANTLY by the morning. I don’t know how safe it actually is to use a steroid cream on your nose, but I think a doctor would usually give you a steroid shot if you went in to see him/her.

Now the bump has completely disappeared and my cute nose piercing is saved! Try it – 1% hydrocortisone cream.

July 31, 2009 at 8:36 am
(154) Christina says:

I had the same problem and what freaked me out was actually talking to the tattoo place because immediately without completely hearing my story they assumed it was a keloid. Finally when I told them that it couldn’t be a keloid and that my nose piercing was already 3 weeks old and my boyfriend accidently bumped my nose the piercer told me to clean with the H20 like i had already had been doing and then crush up aspirin and add water to it to make a paste once a day for no more then 15 mins. Well that didn’t work and I started to get desperate because it has already been almost a week with no improvement. So two days ago I bought the tea tree oil and started applying and noting was happening. then last night i got this brilliant idea. I cut out a tiny square from a baby wipe dipped it in tea tree oil and left it on my nose overnight. I woke up this morning and voila!! nose bump has gone down a whole bunch!!! I def. recommend the tea tree oil!!!!

August 6, 2009 at 12:12 am
(155) Shannon says:

i used to have my nose pierced & it constantly rejected it self & i would get the purple bubble alot…then i finally took it out & i have a permanent black dot thing which is a scar from the nose ring….i also have my tongue & i got my industrial about 2 months ago & im really scared thats gunan get infected

August 12, 2009 at 9:59 am
(156) Hana says:

Omg…i feel so relived, I amnot alone.! LOL. I have one right now and i am gonna try tyhe sea salt. The bumps only come when it yanked in some way…and when i put the salt water soulution on it, then i pul off the scab it usually clears up!

September 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm
(157) Brittany says:

True Australian Tea Tree Oil works! Put in on like more then twice a day! and soak it real good!!!

September 8, 2009 at 12:59 am
(158) danitza aldana says:

so ive had my piercing for about a year now and that bump keeps coming back everytime i take it off. i decided to take the piercing off instead and its not worth making my nose ugly. i have it infected now. and its healing. im getting my lip instead. hopefully that goes as planned.

September 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm
(159) jennifer says:

omg !! i have the same thing ! what is the most effective and afforadable way i can get rid of this ?

September 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm
(160) Alex says:

Hey, i pierced my ear about 2 years ago but shortly after getting it pierced i let it close up… & then shortly after that the red bump appeared its been probabley about 2 years that ive been having this red bump, but lately its been more noticable… i was wondering if i could still cure it even though the piercing hole has been closed??

September 22, 2009 at 3:26 pm
(161) Iliana says:

I had the problem with the bump on my nose ring, too. I was cleaning it and doing the sea salt soaks but I still got a bump!I read that if you leave the sea salt on the bump it would help (although many will say that it will irritate it more) and I saw a difference after ONE day. I did this for a week and there is no bump anymore. Of course, I still clean it with antibacterial soap and do the routine sea salt soaks, but leaving the salt on the bump as long as I could was the best!

September 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm
(162) Caitlin says:

Tea tree oil worked really well for me. II’ve had my piercing about 6 months and it will occasionally start to form a small lump beside it. The bump is never really red or sore, it’s just there and looks bad. I put tea tree oil on a cotton swap and rub it over the piercinig and the lump is gown within a day or two. I have pretty sensitive skin but the tea tree oil has never caused any skin irritation.

September 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm
(163) Rachael says:

Okay, well I took my nose ring out about a year ago now, and I still have a black little dot on my nose, which kind of looks like a scar. I cover it up with make-up, but its really annoying. Is there any way to get this black spot removed, or make it go away???? I am 24 years old, and I really don’t want to have this thing for the rest of my life!!

September 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm
(164) kay says:

I had the same bump problem as everyone else so i decided to take it out. I was highly disappointed since it was ridiculously cute. I still have the scar on my nose and a scar tissue bump on the inside of my nose. So if you take it out, clean it well and maybe talk to a professional. There’s no getting rid of scars.

October 7, 2009 at 12:19 am
(165) April says:

I got mine done around August 20th, and my bump just formed about a week or so ago. It started with puss, and now this red bump has formed around my nose stud. So, to put my nose stud in, it has to go through the bump. :| Idk what to do. Ive used antibacterial soap, the stuff the lady told me to use, alcohol. Everything. Please help me. Its so gross looking. In the middle, it looks like the skin from the inside is ripped and like, sticking out. Idk. Its horrible. It bleeds too. Please help me. Seriously, I cant take this… :(

October 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm
(166) Abbie says:

I had both of my tragus’ pierced in march & they both got lumps on them that look just like that. One of them has completely gone though over the past week, so it must just be something that goes over time.
Still waiting for the other lump to go though! There’s no way i’m getting rid of these piercings :P hope this helps, just stick with it & try some of the suggestions above. :)

October 19, 2009 at 2:29 am
(167) Mary says:

Dear April,
Are you touching it? Peeling and whatnot? If so, please STOP TOUCHING IT,
I know, I have a habit of touching it for no reason, but obviously only bad comes from it. I developed a lil dump on the side of my nose piercing…but i went to walgreens and bought this Jasons Tea Tree Oil for 10 bucks. I just put it on and gross,…smells like chemicals all over the place haha :P but hopefully it works …
Keep yall posted

October 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm
(168) Mary says:

So it’s me again…….
I woke up a few minutes ago and went to the bathroom to check on the red bump..I had put that Tea Tree Oil on the bump ONLY, I didn’t drown my piercing wit the stuff….and wow, I am not lying, it as honestly shrunk like half the size. Before my bump was just a tad bigger than my nose stud and was bright red and seemed to be vry puffy, (& like an idiot i tried poking it with a needle too…DO NOT DO THAT PLEASE),….however, when i look at it now,…it’s not as red or puffy so yay!!! :)
First…I cleaned it with my H20cean spray that I purchased at some local piercing/tattoo shop and when that has completely dried up, I took a q-tip and soaked it with the tea tree oil…the smell is fuckin horrible…SOO BAD that i now have a sore throat from breathing out of my nose….wtf? has this happened to anyone before??? Thankfully I had a cough drop but now I dont have anymore!!!! I was wondering where the hell did my sore throat come from last nght…i was assuming I might be getting sick sinc its flu season, but neehh…its the stupid smell…it’s really strong, so be careful!

November 4, 2009 at 2:21 am
(169) Latina Chikita says:

Has anyone posted some pictures for their bumps?
Mine is huge, bigger than the stud & loks terrible, I feel so bad going out with that sticking out of my nose.
How long will this last? Its been 1 month!

November 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm
(170) Latina Chikita says:

Well, I have tried the Tea tree oil and seems it irritated the bump and started to look more red.
I continued using the paste of aspirins and water to rub it (almost daily), left it there for couple minutes and afterwards I use some vitamin E oil and gently massage the stud area. The oil thing I do it at least 2 times a day, so far, the bump is almost gone, people cannot notice it anymore.

December 2, 2009 at 6:30 am
(171) kmohoganee says:

I had a bump come up on my nose ring about a week ago. I washed it with anti-bacterial dial soap once a day and dabbed tea tree oil on it 3 times a day. After 2 days the bump was almost gone. The fourth day it was completely gone. No scarring or anything.

December 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm
(172) michelle says:

for the people who used tea tree oil: did you find that it made your skin peel away? it’s happening to me, my skin is just peeling away on the bump and around it, because of the tea tree oil. it was working for a while but it popped back up again and now it’s red, and you can tell that it’s an exposed layer of skin because of the tea tree oil use.

December 18, 2009 at 1:02 am
(173) sara says:

Rachael…..usually when you get that black dot it is from using sterling silver jewelry. There is really nothing you can put on it to make it go away. They generally fade a bit over time, but I am sorry to say you may still be stuck with a permit reminder of your piercing.
For everyone else who keeps asking why this bump appears: A) why dont you read the postings above you and B) stop removing your jewelry too soon. Everyone wants to wear the cute jewelry, but in not waiting to change it until the suggested 6 month period of time is over, you are doing more harm than you realize. You run the risk of tearing the OPEN WOUND while it is in the healing process. Once you do this you have opened it back up and the bacteria that enters the now open again wound is what causes this bump. DO EXACTLY WHAT YOUR PIERCER TELLS YOU TO AND WAIT THE SUGGESTED SIX MONTHS TO CHANGE YOUR NOSE RING. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. I have seen so many people come through my shop that just refuse to listen.

December 21, 2009 at 7:46 pm
(174) nicole says:

just put tea tree oil on the bumb and within days it will dissappear!

December 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm
(175) Marci says:

I am 40 yrs. old and just pierced my own nose a couple days ago. Crazy…I know…but I did research first and decided to save the money and do it myself. I don’t really recommend it…as it was painful..and it took a really long time to do. I am slightly worried now after reading all of these comments about getting this “red bump thing”. I am using a Q-tip to clean it with the solution you get for aftercare from ear-piercing. I will buy the sea salt next time I am at the store. I am thinking about also using an anti-bacterial ointment or anti-bacterial soap as another preventative. Maybe I should just take it out and forget about it…how many other 40 yr. olds (or older) have nose piercings? Any advice or suggestions? thanks.. : )

January 14, 2010 at 3:06 am
(176) chantel says:

hey marci, i know 50 yrs olds who are getting theres pierced. i have heard that dial soap works because thats basicly what they give u at some places when u get it done proffesionally. i go mine pierced the weekend before christmas and i have only had slight bleeding a day or two after other than that nothing. also you cld go to a local piercing place and ask them to take a look at urs to make sure it is ok. hope that helps! :)

January 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm
(177) nikki says:

o my im so glad i saw this page. i have the bump to but its inside my nose. this is the second time i had this done with in 6 months becouse it dint work the first time but when i got it done the seconed time it done the same thing BUMPS around the nose and inside the nose. i have been wondering if i should just take it out but i like it. i just dont wanr it to never go away. i have been cleaning it with salt water but i hear all kinds of things. what should i do?

January 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm
(178) Angelee says:

Alright, ready for a completely different idea? I had The Bump for several weeks. Eventually it became infected (swollen, red, painful and pus-filled), and none of the “normal” remedies were doing it for me. Sea salt made it feel better for a minute or two but caused a huge amount of dry skin and crust. Then, I remembered that when I had my (clitoral) hood pierced years ago my piercer did not give me sea salt to clean it with, but instead said that urine is an antiseptic to your own body, so just going pee would keep it clean. So I tried it with my nose. That’s right… I’ve been applying my own urine to my nose piercing. For A DAY AND A HALF now. And not only is the soreness gone but the bump is almost entirely vanished, with nearly no dry skin, pus or crust. Seriously, it is a miracle. You might think it’s gross to apply your pee to your face, but how grossed out are you when you look at that bump in the mirror, and how embarrassed are you to be seen with it in public? This is amazing, and much a much milder experience than you might expect.
How I do it: I keep a small cup in the bathroom, and just catch a little bit every time I go to the bathroom. Then I soak a cotton ball in it, squeeze out the excess and apply for about two or three minutes. Sometimes I’ll soak a Q-tip also and apply it to the inside of my nostril at the same time for maximum immersion. When I’m done I wash my hands, pat the piercing dry with a clean towel, and I’m good to go.
It’s been less than two days, folks. Give this a try if you’re sick of trying remedies that don’t work or are taking too long for you to stand.

January 21, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(179) Jasmin says:

This sucks!!! Its about to be 2months when I did my piercing, I had the bump too so I just pealed it off and does anybody knows if what I did will leave a scar? Can I put the stud back on?

January 31, 2010 at 1:43 am
(180) nikki says:

Ok i had mine for 3 months and i did everything. Nothing helped me i had to take it out for good. I will say i will never do it again after the 2nd time. I think some people can do it and others cant. My skin just cant handle it.I will say the bumps are now gone and i have no scare. I just wished i could have had it without any troubles. I love it but it didnt work for me. I wish i would have read the pee idea before i took it out but its too late. I wish you all the luck.

February 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm
(181) Josie says:

Which kind of 1% hydrocortisone cream? There are so many to choose from, I don’t know which one to purchase :/

February 7, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(182) Josie says:

So I got my first nose piercing when I was 16 and it started getting infected because I had to keep taking it out because of school. I decided to take it out before it got too gross. I got it done again after high school and a few weeks later it got the dreaded “bump” it was extremely gross and I went to a local piercer and they said that whoever did it, did not do it properly. It was at a weird angel and it was putting too much pressure so scar tissue started to build up. I took it out yet again. I let it heal completely and once it did, I got it done again on the opposite side this time. It was fine and I had no problems. Then one day my bird tried to get my nose ring (hoop) and I pulled away, BAD IDEA. It didn’t bleed or hurt, but that is why I believe I got the “bump” again. It is significantly smaller than the one I got with the “gone wrong piercing” or the one I got when I was 16. My friends say that it is not noticeable, until I point it out. But I know it’s there and it bothers be a lot. I hate it! ): I have read all your comments and I’m going to try every last remedy, I really don’t want to have to take it out, again. I really love it and I am going to try everything!

I just did a 15 min hot compress with a chamomile tea bag that I brewed in hot water and some sea salt and it made the redness go away! I will also be trying out the tea tree oil. I will most definitely post my results after a few days of doing these hot chamomile/sea salt compresses!

Sorry this is so long but I wanted to tell my story, maybe it will help in some way…

February 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm
(183) Michelle says:

Wow. I wish I would have come across this about 2 hours ago, before I went in my bathroom and picked the crap out of my bump! I got my piercing the first week of December, and it seemed to be healing fine. I did notice a bump above the piercing but was hoping it would just go away. Then my daughter snagged the stud. That took a couple weeks to heal. I accidentally yanked the stud out via bath towel about a week or so ago. I’ve actually tried to pick the bump before because it kinda has a look to it like it had a little white stuff in it. I have a terrible propensity to pick at stuff–sick I know. I wash it everyday, and I’ve used sea salt soaks(only once a day for a minute or two) on the area to help with healing the trauma that seems to hit it. It looked like it was healing okay, then the bump started to show up again. Irritating. So a couple hours ago I decided to pull the stud out and go to work on it. I now have a red, picked spot at my piercing. I soaked it in sea salt water then iced it to make it stop bleeding. I then put the stud back in. I have a bump on the inside of my nose too. I’m not so sure I can take much more drama with this thing, I’m going to give it a few weeks to heal up using more consistent sea salt soaks and see how it goes. Glad to know I’m not the only one with this issue, but am I the only one dumb enough to pick at it?! LOL I may add the warm compresses and tea tree oil I’ve read about. I’ll definitely be checking back here!

February 21, 2010 at 12:28 am
(184) Michelle says:

Okay, so almost a week later, the scab is gone and there is no bump on the outside of my nose. It looks like there is a bump still on the inside where the piercing goes through. I used sea salt water 3 times a day and washed it like normal with face soap or anti bac soap. Never mind the fact it got yanked out twice more this week! lol Anyway, I’m keeping an eye on it to see if the bump is going to try to come back. I think I’m going to continue to soak it once or twice a day in sea salt water this next week and see how it goes. And see if I can get rid of the one on the inside. I’ll update.

February 22, 2010 at 6:24 pm
(185) Nicole says:

another thing you guys can do is crush up aspirin and make it into a paste. Then leave it on your piercing for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this once a day until the bump goes away.

You can also do this with any piercing it’s helped all my friends. :)

February 25, 2010 at 8:12 am
(186) jemma says:

hey guys. I got my tragus done 2 months ago and i got the bump, my friend went to doctors and they said to crush up disprin and make it into a paste so i tried that and it didn’t work. I’ve tried popping it but it made it worse. & then i went back to where i got it pierced and they told me to use green tea bags, so i have been using them twice a day, soaking it for about 5 minutes each time but it started working. Now it is starting to throb like a tooth ache but in my teagus.. It hurts when i touch it at all and the lump is getting bigger. I have no idea what to do now. They also recomended lavender oil, should i try this or what should i do? I need answers it hurts so bad.

March 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm
(187) Alison says:

my beautician recommended hydrogen peroxide 6% which you can buy at chemists. I’ve had my nose pierced 2 times now and the stuff works wonderfully. You will find it may go white and eventually fall off or you can peel it off. It may sting a little at first but certainly does the trick if u use it 2 times a day. Just be patient

March 6, 2010 at 9:18 am
(188) Michelle says:

Well, mine was cleared up about a week ago, then I could tell that ever so slightly it was starting to come back in a slightly lower spot. I have been soaking it in sea salt water once a day the last few days. A couple days ago it once again started to have that white-head pimple look. I try not to touch it, cause when I do the whole thing turns red like a blood blister with pressure. I’ve left a tiny bit of salt on it the last two nights and it now looks like a pretty ripe pimple. I don’t want to touch it though. I’m hoping if i keep a little salt on it and keep soaking it that maybe it will draw out the puss looking stuff and dry up. I have to say I don’t think I would have gotten it pierced if I knew about the bump issue. I wonder now if the bump would actually come back without the piercing there. And it’s pretty obvious that there is no one fix for everyone, so we’re all pretty much experimenting with our piercings trying to find out what works, which is pretty frustrating. :(

March 14, 2010 at 9:58 am
(189) pauline says:

So glad I’m not alone on this. I was about to take my stud out. Thanks for all the ideas. I hope one of them works for me!

March 17, 2010 at 12:35 am
(190) Maddy says:

My nose piercing would do the SAME thing. So my piercer told me to do this which you will from now on consider your “miracle cure” for infected piercings:

1. Take 1 tablespoon of Pure Tea Tree oil (I got mine from trader joes for about $5)
2. pour in 1 tablespoons of purified water
3. soak a q-tip with the solution
4. clean your piercing with it 4-5 times a day
5. dont fidget with your piercing! :)

My infection cleared up in 3 or 4 days. :)
Good luck!

March 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(191) Laurel says:

Another thing that works very well for piercings is anti-microbial soap.

March 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(192) AUBREY says:

NO ONE ELSE WOULD PROBABLY RECOMMEND IT, BUT I GENTLY POKED MINE WITH A CLEAN NEEDLE AND PUT TRIPLE ANTIBIOTICS ON IT. IT STARTED GOING AWAY OVER NIGHT! ITS PRACTICALLY GONE NOW. I BOUGHT SOME TEA TREE OIL AND WILL PROBABLY JUST USE THAT FROM NOW ON. BUT HEY, THE TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC CREAM WORKED!:)

March 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(193) Dee says:

Here’s my experience w/ the bump 1 1/2 month into the healing process…

I knocked it halfway out while sleeping, rushed to bathroom mirror to ease it back in and went to sleep…Woke up w/ irritated nose and a day later a small bump appears slightly below the opening of the piercing…I panicked…began my research on how to get rid of it and here’s what I did:

- soaked in sea salt solution (no changes)
- wet q-tip and dipped in sea salt, applied a few grains directly on bump (no changes, and irritated skin a little)
- took a sewing needle, burned tip w/ a lighter, and poked it in several spots on the bump (no changes, not even blood came out)

Here’s what worked for me (and, I’d like to mention that I am of African descent because what I did could cause damage to certain types of skin):

I took a small container, filled it w/ water, stuck it in the microwave until it was hot (visible steam), added sea salt, and stuck my entire nose inside to soak until the water turned lukewarm….dumped the water and repeated it 2 more times. My nose was little red afterward and I saw a bit of mucus around the opening of the piercing, but I think it was snot seeping through the piercing. I cleaned it up with a q-tip and applied Bactine…repeated these steps for the next 4 days reducing the length of the soak and the number of soaks each time….And the bump is gone! Each day I did this I saw a difference and that’s the only reason I continued doing it. I’d like to add this very important step that everyone should do to prevent knocking the stud: TAKE A VERY SMALL PIECE OF COTTON BALL, PLACE IT OVER THE STUD, AND APPLY TAPE ACROSS TO SECURE IT …that prevents knocking the stud or accidentally scratching the your nose while in the healing process…this should really help people who have a habit of touching their face : )

Good luck!

April 16, 2010 at 9:54 pm
(194) westcoast girl says:

i am a 40 year old responsible mama who had my nose pierced for about 3 weeks when it was yanked by my youngest childy by accident. ug. the dreaded red bump started the next day. a week later it was getting bigger and bigger …tried sss, and teatree oil no success.
started to have a bit of yellowish pus, and didn’t want to fool around with ‘home remedies’ any longer.
i’m not a pill popper by any means, but i wanted this dealt with QUICKLY.
so, i went to my doc and got a prescription for cephalexin (500mg 4xday/7 days)
i’m on day two, the red is GONE, and it’s already starting to ‘peel off’.
not touching it other than the Qtip saline swab 3X day.
keeping it dry.
AWESOME!
i really didn’t want to take it out.
good luck all.

April 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm
(195) jemma says:

i think the best thing to use is a pinch of sea salt in a cup of warm water, i got the bump about a week ago it only got worse, when i changed from using soapy water to salty water it got better instantly, it still puses now but i think it means its healing ? i want to change my stud to a better meat stud but it hurts to take it out and doesnt know what the best to do :s

April 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm
(196) ajk1988 says:

I got my nose pierced in india and had a similar problem!.. And I got the red bump, too…
Basically, you have to do a hot compression (not too hot, you don’t want to irritate it) on the bump twice daily, clean it with sea salt and water only!! do not use alcohol or any other harsh chemicals, and make a paste out of turmeric powder and coconut oil and apply it on the bump 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks. You’ll see a difference in 2 days and the bump will dry up and disappear quickly!..
good luck!

April 21, 2010 at 3:53 am
(197) Jenica says:

I am glad to know that I am not the only one with this prob. I got my nose pierced about 5 weeks ago and everything was great until 3 weeks ago. It started out looking like a pimple and gradually got bigger. Then I mad the mistake of trying to pop it and now the bump is hard and it looks just gross. My nose ring does not look cute with this monstrosity on it!! I went to my piercer to get my monroe changed and asked him about my nose. He asked me if I messed with my nose piercing a lot and I told him yes and he said to leave it alone and it would go away. That was almost 2 weeks ago and its still freakin here! I bought some sea salt and I am trying that for now. I would post a pic but I won’t put ya’ll through that lol.

April 21, 2010 at 11:39 pm
(198) michelle says:

Okay, so an update. I had the bump come back twice since my last posting. Both times it got to the point of looking like a serious whitehead that needed to be popped. I kept soaking it, and would put a little salt on it for a few minutes. Eventually both times it started to leak and would start to diminish. This last time, when it looked like the soaks weren’t getting rid of it completely, i decided just to wash it a couple times a day with the regular antibacterial soap I was using when I initially got it pierced. So far, it has kept it at bay for about a couple of weeks. Hopefully this takes care of it completely. HOPEFULLY!!!

April 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm
(199) Theresa says:

I got my nose pierced at Diversity Feb 13th 2010 & had a surgical steel one in and had no problems. Then after it healed completely, I had it switched out to a 14 kt gold, then in 2 weeks a bump grew & I started having problems. I already tried: alcohol,asprin paste, Sea salt soaks, etc. I haven’t tried Tea Tree Oil yet, I hope that works!! any other advice out there..plsss. I rly luv my nose stud & don’t want to take it out..thanks…:)

April 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm
(200) Pia says:

Karen gave really good advice in handling this issue. The sea salt soak works.

April 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm
(201) Theresa says:

Hey, its me again!! I went Saturday to get “tea tree” oil at Trader Joes & have been putting it on 3 times a day. I woke up Monday & I can already see some improvement! What the tree tea oil does it dries it out & starts shrinking it down a little. I’m still going to do my sea salts soaks too at night time!! I will let you know how this turns out later on. Don’t give up on this stuff (tea tree oil). trust me!!

April 28, 2010 at 8:45 am
(202) aysia says:

I have the same thing on mine rght now. I put cleansing alcohol on it and it is going down rapidly. I know they tell you not to do that because it will dry it out, but my school nurse suggested it and it is really working better than the sea salt thing[:

April 28, 2010 at 10:16 am
(203) jessica says:

ive had my piercing for at least three months now this the second time ive pierced it (on the same side) i have been having flare ups off on at least twice so far and i thinks its coming back again i went to my piercer the first time he said keloid and put vitemine e oil on it and it will go away well it didnt …..not completely soooo this what it does it starts to get ichy and then the next thing i know i have this big red bump full blood on the top of my piercing its tender not fully pain but it does hurt a lil when i touch it and last time it pop on its own pussed and bled i dont know what to do i want it gone for good i got a wedding to go to i went to doctor i thought it was infected she said that theres no cure pretty much (cuz shes and idiot and i wanna second opp. soo PLEASE SOMEBODY HELP ME IM OUT OF LOSS HERE .

April 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm
(204) Theresa says:

It’s Wednesday and the Tea Tree Oil is working really good. I did try a new thing and put the a little tea tree oil in the asprin paste & put in on my nose for 25 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. That seems to help alot. My bump on my nose has gone down quite a bit. I can really tell everyone out there that this tea tree stuff really does work, but don’t put too much on (very drying, so I tried to mix it with vitamin e oil. I’ve been doing that too!! This stuff really works!! Don’t any of you give up out there!!

April 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm
(205) khalifa says:

hey i had the same problem when i first got my nose piercing a couple of weeks later a bump had developed..which im finding out is pretty common so no need to wory its proobly just irritated and you must also clean the piercing three time a day i use peroxide and it works for me.

May 2, 2010 at 10:18 pm
(206) Michelle says:

(post #5) Antibacterial soap seems to still be working for me in keeping the bump at bay. I just hate that I have to keep doing something to keep it from coming back. Much higher maintenance than I ever thought.

May 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm
(207) Clarissa says:

I have this same problem. I got this bump for the 1st time about 1.5 month after i got my nose pierced. I clean it and it never seems to help. I use Bactine everyday and anti soap while im showering. I hope this sea salt thing works! When am I able to stop cleaning the piercing 3x a day!? Will this ever heal? and this bump looks terrible!

May 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm
(208) Theresa says:

Just wanted to give another update: The bump on my nose is almost gone. The tea tree oil mixed with vitamin e oil used twice a day (morning and evening) is really amazing!!! I couldn’t hardily believe how much it really works!! I still am doing the sea salt too every other day!! Tea tree oil is very drying, that’s why I mix it with the vitamin E oil which also heals as well.

May 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm
(209) faery20 says:

ive had my nose pierce for about 2 months and my bump showed up….i cant really see the picture but my bump was really red and visibly noticeable. This is what worked for me and hopefully it will for u too…

MAKE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE PIERCING and DONT OVER CLEAN IT!

-i get a small cup and fill it with hot tap water, and add the sea salt (shouldnt be saltier than tears)
i dip the side of the nose with the bump in the cup for about 5 min.

-i suggest using the 100% tea tree oil so youre nose wouldnt dry up.. dip a q-tip with tea tree oil in a new cup of water/salt. you can also leave flakes of sea salt on it to drain any puss or blood. i leave it on for 1-2 min. (optional)

-do this about twice- three times a day ( usually when i wake up and before i sleep)

-and then at night i crush up an aspirin until it becomes a paste and put it on the infected area overnight..(aspirin decreases the swelling)

ive only done it for 2 days now and its size has gone down tremendously and its no longer as red and visible.

I hope this works for u =)

May 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm
(210) Theresa says:

VERY GOOD NEWS!!! :)
I have been using the Tea Tree & Vit E since April 24th and my bump on my nose is almost gone!! I will continue doing this twice on a daily basis!! I was so shocked that this really work, I had almost gave up hope!! DO NOT GIVE UP ON THIS METHOD, IT REALLY WORKS..JUST BE PATIENT…THERESA

May 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm
(211) Theresa says:

TODAY I WOKE UP & MY BUMP THAT WAS THERE IS NO BARELY THERE (VERY SMALL) I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE TEA TREE OIL AND VITAMIN E OIL WORKED. I WILL CONTINUE THIS UNTIL THE BUMP IS COMPETELY GONE. this is great stuff! thanks, theresa

May 28, 2010 at 12:50 am
(212) Jessica S. says:

now if i use the tea tree oil and vitamin e mixed do i leave it on there and just keep adding on to it or do i clean it of then put the oils back on ?? HELP !! PLEASE ANSWER ?

May 29, 2010 at 2:29 am
(213) Sarah says:

I had THE EXACT SAME THING. They told me to do the crushed aspirin paste for two weeks, after a week it only got bigger (looked like a tiny raisin…yack) went back again and switched to 24 K gold stud. Was allergic to the surgical steel :) It’s only been 5 days and my bump is gone! try changing your jewellery! good luck

June 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(214) Theresa says:

To Jessica S: When I woke up in the morning, 1s thing I did was put a little Tea Tree Oil on a cotton swab & then dipped in Vit E oil & then dabbed on on the bump & rubbed it in & left it there, it just to dried up itself. Then before I went to bed I did the same thing. It just absorbs into the skin (do not wash it off) It needs to get in the skin to work. GREAT NEWS!!! MY BUMP IS COMPLETELY GONE NOW!!! IT TAKES ABOUT A WEEK FOR IT TO HEAL!! Everyday, you see the bump go down a little at a time…TEA TREE OIL MIXED WITH VIT E OIL DOES WORK!! THERESA :)

June 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm
(215) Theresa says:

ALSO TO ADD: THE CRUSH ASPRIN, SEA SALTS SOAKS, PEROXIDE, ALCOHOLS, NEOSPORIN, BACTINE, ETC.. DID NOT WORK FOR ME. ONLY THE TEA TREE OIL & VITAMIN E WORKED ITS MIRACLE FOR ME. THERESA

June 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(216) becky says:

ok……i took out mynose percing and got told by the percing shop i SHOULD NOT ever take it out when infected!!!! i also have the ‘bump’ and thought i would remove the stud as it has been coming and going for months….trust me the bump does not go when you take out the stud…….any ideas on what to do now…..will i be left with this bump? its horrible and i look rank!!!! any ideas if it will go???? please help….beck…x

June 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm
(217) Theresa says:

TO BECKY: PLEASE READ ALL MY COMMENTS!! TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THE TEA TREE OIL & VIT E OIL WORKED! MY BUMP ON MY NOSE WAS BIG, BLEEDING ,ETC…THIS REALLY, REALLY WORKED,,I PROMISE YOU..PLEASE TRY THIS..LET ME KNOW,,OK..THERESA

June 9, 2010 at 1:38 am
(218) angel says:

I HAVE HAD MY PIERCING FOR LIKE 4 YEARS AND I STILL GET THE BUMP. IT COMES AND GOES. . . I HONESTLY THINK ITS FROM TOUCHING IT SO MUCH AND ALSO WHEN YOU GET A RUNNY NOSE WHEN YOUR SICK .

June 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(219) marke says:

so i have had mine for about three months now .. when the bump appeared i immediatly went to the shop to which one of the piercers told me to continue the sea salt soaks and gave me some technicare ( some surgical scrub they use to clean before piercings ) and i swear after two weeks it was practically gone and so was my supply of technicare. so i went back to get more. the person who did my actual piercing refused to give me more .. bummer !! i even offered to pay for it ! so the bump came back and ive been doing sea salt soaks religiously not to mention emo oil recommended by another shop .. ive also tried tea tree but it doesnt seem to resolve .. but for the past two days ive used the emo and tea tree and i feel that it is going down in size .. but i want faster results … any other suggestions ???

June 24, 2010 at 6:47 am
(220) Sabrina says:

Okay so it’s been almost three months since I had my nose peirced and after I finished working out I looked in the mirror and saw this gross thing! Smart me thought it was a pimple so I went to pop it finding out that it only took the skin off and caused it to bleed. After I freaked out a bit and took out my stud I looked online and thought it was a sist until I saw this site. I soaked it with hot water and cotton balls for about 20min then pasted on sea salt. Once it started to dry I rinsed it with very warm water and continued to soak it. After I was done I put PURE ALOE VERA (the 100% gel kind) and it’s only been 5hours and the bump is almost all the way gone!! However it’s still red from when I tore of skin, wasn’t a smart thing to do. But for sure the hot water, sea salt, and aloe Vera. Btw, aloe Vera is good for your skin all over it even clears your skin when it comes to acne as well as acne scars or redness, just a helpfull beauty hint :)

June 29, 2010 at 9:16 am
(221) Christine says:

It wont heal until your jewelry is in correct! Have a professional show you how it should be in….trust me it is rubbing and causing that bump! Treat with Saline or sea salt water solution three times a day! Make sure you clean inside and topically!

July 20, 2010 at 5:31 pm
(222) R says:

Iv had my nose pierced before but after 6 months it got this horrible lump next to it and it was filled with puss ect soo i took it out.. then i got it done again .. but it got infected 3 weeks after having it done, it started to get better and the lump next to the piercing got smaller after a week.. but its now started to get bigger and it looks horrible.. i don’t wantot take it out i just want the lump to go.. i dunno if its infected yet but its starting to get a little painful, and i wash it 2 a day with salt water and which hazel.. what should i do? HELP!!

July 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm
(223) constantina says:

I have this bump for about 15 days and I pierced my nose two months ago. Today I went to a dermatologist and he told me that is common to piercings. Also he told me to take the jewellery off (if I want) and a few days later he could cut the bump. But I don’t want to take it off because I’m afraid the piercing will close. At the end he told me to put fucidin but the bump won’t go at all it’ll just might be small. Is fucidin good for the piercing? If I only clean it with saline solution will it go away???? PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS HELP ME! :(

July 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm
(224) TINA says:

can u use regular salt instead of sea salt????

July 31, 2010 at 10:33 am
(225) LauraLou says:

Acne gel!!!!!! It dries out the skin and it dries out the bump. Max. 3 days and the bump is killed, i swear! Ask in a pharmacy.

August 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm
(226) Charlotte says:

i went to the place where i got mine pierced and she said fill a cup with a few cm of boiling water and put loads of sea salt water in it, so much that it stopped dissolving. so i did that once a day for at least ten mins. i dabbed it on with a cotton bud. it went within a few days, also i cleaned the piercing with mouth wash :)

August 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(227) jamie says:

hey, i had my nose piercing for a few years and took it out just over 2 years ago and every now and then on the inside a painful bump comes along.. just wondering what it is and how i can get rid of it when it shows up?

August 25, 2010 at 10:09 am
(228) Stephanie Pfeiffer says:

I got the dreaded bump. I went to the people that originally pierced it and they took out my cheap nose ring and put in a sterile surgical steel ring and within 30 minutes NO BUMP AT ALL!

August 26, 2010 at 10:01 am
(229) Silvia says:

Hi there -sorry about my english!
Nose miracle:
What I did was first i pop it and took the skin off. It bleed just about the normal and I cleaned it with antiseptic spray.Then I went to buy some of the tea tree oil and I did the sea salt soaks. After that I applied some of the tea tree oil and leave it there until it was dry.I did this two times a day for 2 DAYS!!! AND IT IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for saving my nose!!!!! AND I REPEAT:

————————–SEA SALT SOAKS AND THE TEA TREE OIL….IT REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm
(230) Victoria says:

ok so same problem here, about 2 months after my nose piercing i got the bump. Thought it was a pimple so i popped it white puss came out, then it started to bleed. I went to the piercer to ask what I should do, he said to put the ring that he pierced me with back in, I guess i had an allergic reaction to the new jewelery. I put it back in and the next morning I had a dried blood spot next to my piercing from where i popped it. I was reading on her what I should do…One person said i they pinched off the skin with tweezers, since you can’t feel anything….so i soaked my tweezers in alcohol and pinched it off…. it’s gone, i’ve been cleaning it with alcohol and peroxide…after cleaning it i spray two sprays of neosporin on it….i’ve done this for 2 days and it’s pretty much gone…it sounds crazy but it has worked thus far. Good luck, I hope it won’t come back.

September 8, 2010 at 7:58 am
(231) AJ says:

I have had my peircing for 6 months and Ihave had the lump for 5 months.Nothing I do works. If anyone has any ideas apart from sea salt soaks, tea tree oil and anything else I’ve already heard then please let me know. I am fed up with it.

September 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm
(232) lex says:

i’ve had my nose ring since the summer of 08 and this still happens , i have one now. i used tea tree oil , and it went away within two weeks. yea i know that isn’t short enough, but i wouldn’t advise peeling it off.

September 20, 2010 at 9:41 am
(233) A says:

I had a bump on the end of my nipple piercing and religiously used salt soaks. It didnt go away. I had been using stronger and stronger solutions. Then I read that someone thought it was a reaction to too much salt and they used pre boiled water and no salt. My bump was so big that i scratched it with a pin and it bled a lot, no pus. Then I stopped using any soak on it. Voila, problem gone. I suspect ppl are doing the same as me, too much salt, so if it is infected, just use either pre boiled water or add literally one or two crystals. GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!

September 22, 2010 at 3:39 am
(234) dani says:

wow this has been really helpful! i get this every time i change my nose ring. i need to stop buying the cheapos and get ones where the gem doesnt fall out. im just glad my nose isnt permanently infected i was scared haha thanks for all the answers,ill be investing in an expensive nose ring and salt this sucker up c:

September 29, 2010 at 9:37 pm
(235) Rashida says:

Hey, I had the same problem earlier this yr. What I did was clean it with hydrogen peroxide diluted in water then put some polysporin cream on it and it cleared up and the bump has been gone for over a month now

October 21, 2010 at 6:04 am
(236) Eric says:

WTF?

So NONE of this homeopathic bull s&#$ worked for my wife.

Anyone notice how zit-like it is?

Hydrogen Peroxide is the devil.

Benzoyl Peroxide is the active ingredient in Proactiv and its’ numerous copies. The thing Proactiv does is force you to Clean, Dry, and Moisturize. In that, they stck a 2.5% solution of Benzoyl Peroxide to essentially “insert” oxygen into the anaerobic bacteria in zits.

Benzoyl Peroxide is the most effective treatment there is if used with a Proactiv-like regimen. The problem is that Americans LOOOVE MAXIMUM STRENGTH. As a result, only Neutrogena has a stand-alone 2.5% solution available in retail. Every other major retail product is an extremely harsh 10% solution which also do not provide mousturisation. This is the problem.

SO,
My wife used the 2.5% lotion in both the Neutrogena and the Acne Free Proactiv copies as well as the stand-alone from Neutrogena (On The Spot). THEY ALL WORK. EVERY TIME.
The end.

October 25, 2010 at 9:46 am
(237) Brandy says:

Eric, how many times a day did she do it and I’m assuming you bought the Neutrogena at the store?

I’ve been doing the tea tree oil and asprin for a few weeks now. It works but the bump comes right back after a few days. I’m annoyed and about to take the dumb thing out but figure I’ve come this far so give it awhile longer. Mine has been in just over a month. Bump showed about 2 weeks in.

So, I’ll try the lotion Eric mentioned. I’m just over this.

I have a bump on the inside of my nose too and I’m seriously thinking the outter bump is due to that being infected on the inside? But, you can’t clean the inside too???

I’m tired of trying to get rid of this. Not to mention so over the Tea Tree Oil smell :O UGH! I get my hopes up and then it comes back again. Part of me wondered if the bar was bent weird and not sitting in my nose properly and causing it to be inflamed but I don’t think so.

I’m 34 so I’m old enough to know what in the heck I’m doing and able to follow instructions but I’m over this. It’s cute but not with a big ole blister like bump next to it :O

HELP!!!!!!

October 25, 2010 at 8:28 pm
(238) Jo says:

I got my nose pierced around 3 months ago and made the mistake of changing the nose piercing a few weeks later. A month into the piercing, I gained a pretty severe bump. I tried the remedy of sea salt and a week later, it left.

Today, the bump appeared in the middle of the day. the reason for the bump this time was because my piercing got caught in something. I knew the bump would come soon because I was receiving quite some pain the last couple of days. So today, when the HUGE bump appeared, I was unsurprised but still devastated. It was completely embarrassing to talk to anybody.

I went home and looked up different ways to rid the bump. Here was what I tried. I iced my bump for a while so the swelling would go down. Then I did the sea salt method. Afterward, i took a shower and let the warm water seep onto my piercing. Then I crushed an advil and coated onto my piercing. As you can see, I was quite desperate to rid the bump!

SoI have been feeling my bump every now and then. And there was some sort of pus coming out, and this was even more frightening to me. I quickly went and washed it with some more sea salt mix.

Then I checked my reflection in the mirror, and the bump has enormously improved in appearance. I am so happy!! I have no idea which method I tried did the trick. But, I am happy whichever one did it. I hope that tomorrow, it will improve even more. Right now, the bump is barely there whereas a couple of hours ago, it was more than twice as large than my piercing.

Try the ice, aspirin, shower, or sea salt, or all. It worked on me! And remember this all happened in one day.

October 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(239) Katie says:

What that is, is in fact a keloid. I got one on my cartilage because I switched the piercing before it healed and put in cheap jewelry. In some cases keloids, if not caught early can become permanent and actually grow. The best way to avoid keloids are to wait the proper amount of time before switching a piercing and for piercings outside of the ears, it is always safe to stick with surgical grade materials.

If you do get a keloid, or think you have developed one its a good idea to talk to either a doctor or dermatologist who can take a look at it.

October 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm
(240) Elizabeth says:

I have the same type of bump on mine but it started turning purple then black so I took my nose ring out so bummed the bump is now slowly healing and I have only had my nose ring out for a day and cant get it to go back in after I had it doen for two months….so Im going to wait for the bump to completely heal and try again

October 26, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(241) courtney says:

that happened to me.. i put vitamine oil on it twice a day and scraped away the bump once a day (make sure you sanitize everything everytime!!) i also used salt water.. it took about a month but it finally went away

October 28, 2010 at 9:03 am
(242) Zee says:

This morning the top of my nose ring went inside of my nose…normally its from the bottom.. i kept touching it ..and now its gross and red and huge pimple looking.. im freaking out … i used polysporine, bactine (great)
normally this works, but i dont know, its not this time ..and its the worse its ever been…

what should i do?

November 4, 2010 at 1:10 pm
(243) erica says:

ughh, i just got my nose pierced like a few weeks ago, and like it was grand, but now like a bubble around my nose has appeared like and you cant see it with a nose ring in but its reaally annoying like it doesnt hurt at all though. But i think it came cause i have to keep taking it out nd putting it back in for school all the time, any solutions? what should i do???? thanks

November 12, 2010 at 11:13 am
(244) jillian says:

I have my dimples peirced and had them for 5 years, recently i developed “the bubble” above both of them bigger on my left cheek. A peircer at a local studio told me to take camamille tea bags, sea salt and make tea. Take the hot tea bags on place them on my cheeks for 15 minutes twice a day for 2 weeks, its been 4 days and seems to be working greatly. The right bubble is gone and the left seems to be shrinking. Ive popped them before doing the tea bags and they just got bigger. Hope this helps and good luck

November 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm
(245) Andreaa says:

Seriously, and without a doubt use the Tea Tree Oil. It truly is a miracle worker. It works for so many other things. Don’t doubt it. It works in like a week if you’re consistent. 3-4 times daily. But don’t use a cotton ball. It dries up your skin and you peel which is not fun because you already have this huge thing on your face…

Anyways. Use it <3 its great.

Dreaaa :)

December 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm
(246) Kristen says:

I found my cure to healing this dreadful bump I tried everything tea tree oil asprin pastes anything and everything my bump looked disgusting so what helped me was I boiled some hot water and added sea salt to it took the boiling hot water put it into a mug dipped a wash cloth into it and held it to my nose it made all the puss come out of the bump then I put this cream on it called bump stopper its made for hair bumps but the next day the bump on my nose shrunk and within a few days it was gone after I continued to use it everyday twice a day u can get it from a beauty supply store it works wonders good luck

December 6, 2010 at 12:51 am
(247) Callen says:

yeah so..i do as well have the red bump :\ it started about a month ago (ive had it pierced for about 2 1/2 months) and i soaked it with the sea salt every day and it started to heal then completely went away..and now..its back, sadly. what else should i do? i just put a tiny bit of peroxide on it to dry it out and all..i just want this terrible ugly thing OUT of my lifeee!

December 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm
(248) Angela says:

Okay, listen. I’ve had “the bump” on every single piercing I’ve had. Wash your hands! If you can pop it without actually popping it like a zit, do so. Get the nasty stuff out. Then clean it three times a day, morning, noon, and night. After cleaning it put some kind of neosporen on it, and do it with a q-tip. Do not touch it otherwise. Also, in the shower use some kind of bar soap to wash the area, but be gentle. Try to leave the piercing alone as much as you can so it will heal all the way, believe me it’s the only way to go.

December 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm
(249) m says:

soak your nose and/or use a warm compress..i had the same thing and just a couple of days of doing this made it completely disappear

December 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm
(250) Cailyn says:

Ya I have the same bump too. I tried poking it with a sterile needle and popping it like a zit.. all it did was bleed. I’ve been working at sea salt soaks for a week. nothing…

January 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm
(251) JeRo says:

I went back to the place I got mine and the guy told me to use betadine on it twice a day…hopefully it works! Day one so far. You can get it at any drug store or walmart even! Hope this works!!

January 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm
(252) Saraa. says:

Okay , So Heres Thaa’ Deal . iM 13 , Got My Nose Done 2 & 1/2 Weeks Aqo . iHave A Very Small White Bump Behind My Stud & iDont Know What iTs From . iDont Think iT Could Possible Be iNfected . iClean iT 3 Times A Day With A Baby Wipe , Warm Water And Anti-Bacterial Soap . iT Doesnt Hurt And iT Just Sits There So iHiqhly Doubt iTs iNfected. The Only Time Gets Red iS When iHave To Adjust My Corkscrew Due To My Weirdly Shaped Nostril So The Corkscrew Slips To The Front Every Now & Then . So Whats Up With The Little White Bump ? Can You Help . ? ! iM iN Great Need Of Advice .
Thanks . !

January 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm
(253) Samantha says:

Okay people . The bump is called a keliod, and u get it sometimes when you get your cartlidge peirced. Its just a rejection of the pericing , but it will go away. If it is an infection consult a doctor.

January 30, 2011 at 8:57 am
(254) Sierra says:

Okay sooo ii qot my nose piereced on October 28th, 2010 for my 16th bday. Soo after a month or so the “bump” came. It was qross and ii decided ta pop iidd wiidd ah needle. BAD IDEA blood was everywhere and it was gross so ii searched the internet and ii decided ta do the sea salt soaks. It did work for a few months, but the bump keeps coming back. I would take a cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt and boil it and use a Q-tip and clean it for about 5 minutes or so twice a day. It does work but it keeps coming back. Also please be careful wen cleaning it because ii accidently burned my nose nd now ii have thise scar buht iidds healing so hopefully it will qo away in ah month or so. Right now ii have this very small bump near my nose ring and reading all the comments about tea tree oil ii think im gonna actually try it. For right now im gonna do my sea salt soaks because im used to iidd nd iidd works for a while until ii get the tea tree oil. OMG im sooo glad im nawt the only one with this problem. The bumb is really small right now and you cnt really see iidd buht ii knoe its there and it bothers me. Sea salt soaks work buht it causes my nose to flake and look really dry. Buht ii guess thats waht iidds supposed ta do. Eventually ii was able to jus pick the bump off liikee iidd was a scabe buht iidd wnt stop coming back so ii think im qonna mix sum tea tree oil into my daily nose cleansing. Lets see how it goes !!!!

February 10, 2011 at 8:21 am
(255) sophia says:

tea tree oil tea tree oil tea tree oil!!!!!!
“works like a charm”

February 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(256) Raychol says:

I’m raychol. and iv had the bump for almost a month. Im glad im not the only one…

February 20, 2011 at 2:57 pm
(257) sannu says:

I am from India and clueless about where can I collect tea-tree oil from. Its been 3 months now and my bump looks huge, red and angry and just refuses to go!!

March 3, 2011 at 2:08 am
(258) sarah says:

yeah it happen to me that nasty bump with the oils in side it and it hurts like heck and swelles up badly.

March 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm
(259) Jacque says:

I am wondering if this bump is caused by ladies makeup/brush or pad that is used to apply the makeup (has tons of bacteria)……. My tattoo guy that pierced mine, says he tells ladies to avoid the area with the piercing with makeup (especially cheaper brands like cover girl or mayballene) I use a talc free kind by Jane Iradale, and I also avoid the area…. So far no bump. Oh and I also clean my brush once a week to prevent bacteria build up on my brush. Hopefully this helps someone.

March 24, 2011 at 9:56 am
(260) Amy says:

I had a piercing bump for about 2 months and i tried sea salt and tea tree oil, but neither worked. Then 3 days ago I got vitamin e oil, and now the bump is practically gone! Vitamin e definitely worked for me, good luck!!

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