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Granuloma Information

Granulomas are a common problem with nose piercings, but can easily be avoided if proper care is used.  If you are more prone to infections, make sure you purchase a quality nose ring or any other type of nose jewelry.  If you have had previous infections with certain metals with other piercings you've had (ex: an ear piercing), chances are your nose piercing will have a similar reaction.

Granuloma is a growth of tissue that will be located right on the edge of your nose piercing, beside your nose ring usually.  It will begin by swelling and will become red.  When you squeeze a granuloma it can cause it to bleed and pus.  This growth is not harmful, but can look very unpleasing.

Many people have found that changing to a different type of metal (IE: using surgical steel, instead of silver) helps to reduce the granuloma.  If you are taking proper care of the area, and avoiding touching it, then it should not take long to heal. You can also use a pure vitamin e-oil to help with the healing time.


  1. Shanyn on November 18, 2009 at 3:30 PM said:
    Great info. Thanks for the tips!
  2. Cheryl on February 17, 2010 at 10:15 AM said:
    I developed a granuloma with my nose piercing. The place where I had my nose piercing done advise me to take an aspirin, crunch it with a little water to make a paste. Put the aspirin paste on the nose and cover with a bandaid (I should mention that this is done at bedtime). I was told it would disappear within a few days, but by next morning mine was gone.
  3. Dee on May 7, 2010 at 7:57 AM said:
    I had a granuloma twice. I used warm water soaks and contact lens solution to heal it. I know it sounds odd, but the contact lens solution is sterile saline so it helped a lot!
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