Lady Manson (ladymanson) wrote,
Lady Manson

Nose piercing problems. If anyone can help...feeling really ugly right now...

 So as some of you know, I went and got my nose pierced about two months ago.  I absolutely loved it and all was going well.  Until the fateful night when I stupidly was drying my face and the towel caught on it and yanked it.  I went in the next day and the piercer took it out, rebent the jewelry, checked for infection, and reinserted it.  Which hurt like a bitch directly after, mind you.  I felt like I had been punched in the face.  Well, ever since that happened, which was probably about four weeks ago, I have had this stupid scar (see ugly photo).  I went in and had the piercer look at it because I was worried it was infected or a keloid, but he assured me that it was hypertropic scarring, something that is VERY common with cartilide piercing because the area is so damn sensitive.  If you even move the thing, it can cause it.  It's no cause for alarm and he said it will go away, it's just a matter of waiting.

The question is that since I know a lot of you on here are pierced (because I got just a lovely response last time, thank you!) have you ever dealt with this?  I know it can happen all over the body, not just the nose.  I just feel SO ugly, it sucks.  I used the H2Ocean spray they gave me at the tattoo parlor, I've been doing sea salt soaks and using emu oil as well.  Just yesterday, my doctor advised me to do aspirin pastes where I crush aspirin and mix it with water to make a paste that goes over the piercing.  That way it gets medicated.  So I am taking care of it.  My body doesn't seem to like the emu oil,  It makes the scar all crusty, so I stopped using that for a while to see if it makes a difference.

But any help anyone could give, that would be WONDERFUL!!!  I hate this - I just feel so ugly and stupid because I let it get yanked on.  And the guys at the tattoo parlor are so nice.  They say that happens a lot and not to feel bad, but I do.  Oh, and please bear in mind, it's NOT infected.  If it was, those guys would have had me see a doctor right away, they're very good that way.  Plus, there is zero pain, except if I rotate it, which I'm not supposed to anyway.  My sister keeps telling me not to touch it, which I feel is a total downfall on my part because I'm always touching piercings and my face in general.  Also, I'm going to be getting a titanium screw next week cuz my skin is super sensitive and I was advised that is excellent for sensitive skin.
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