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Nose Piercing Bumps Causes, Keloid, Granuloma and Getting Rid of It

What causes a bump on a nose piercing or what does it mean? Learn more about this bump both inside and outside of the piercing and their cure as well as insight on keloid, and granuloma.

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This piercing is commonly associated with the formation of a bump on your nose. Although this is sometimes just caused by scar tissue, it is often due to an infection. If you have a raised red bump, it indicates there is an infection that could end up leading to scar tissue.

The scar tissue leads to the formation of keloid and it may remain forever on your nose. Therefore, you must be very careful when going for nose piercing to make sure that it does not end up with a bump.


It exists in many different cultures and has for thousands of years whereby in some it indicates a symbol of wealth and a prestigious sign. But in this modern world, it is a sign of beauty and fashion. Although in the U.S.A, it indicates a symbol of rebellion and frowned upon by many conservative people.

This is a practice for the purpose of wearing elegant jewelry in this modern world in order to appear more attractive in the beauty platform.


You may experience bump inside the nose during just after the healing. This may be a sign of infection. Using simple home remedies such as sea salt hot compresses and tea tree oil, among others can help to get rid of such a bump.

A bump formation inside your nose can also be some types of allergic reaction due to the jewelry used is not of the right size or is an allergen to your skin nose. A bump inside the nose can also occur as a result of irritation resulting from a change of nose jewelry even after the piercing has healed completely.

Some of the causes are:

Injuries during healing process

Anyone including sportsperson may have a collision when playing making them get injuries especially if they have nose pierce themselves leading to trauma to the piercing, which may cause damage to the surrounding tissues.

It may trigger new pain that delays the healing process as well as risking development of a bump.

Frequent changing of jewelry before healing

If you keep on changing or removing healing piercing’s jewelry, it will eventually make it start bleeding. It may risk an infection by delaying the healing process.

Poor quality jewelry

If you just buy a fake jewelry, it may contain some materials or substances that may lead to an infection, rejection, migration, bumps or scarring. This may be due to body allergic reaction to some materials such as nickel.

Poor personal hygiene

The aftermath of piercing your nose, you should keep off from touching the healing scar with dirty hands that might contain germs thus hindering healing process resulting to infection on the nose.

Wrong piercing technique

Unexperienced piercer may fail to follow nose piercing procedures making the nose to delay from healing or taking longer to heal and in turn incubate some bacteria that may result in nose infection bump.


Keloid is describes as a tumor that forms when the skin’s fibrous tissue grows at an abnormal rate in response to an injury such as body piercing, surgery, cuts, vaccinations and acne. These keloids majorly appear after incurring injuries.

Individuals with darker skin are prone to get keloids especially those of African descent. Keloids appear as large discolored bumps next to the piercing hole in the nose. According to the Body Jewelry Shop, the presence of keloid next to the pierced hole on the nose can make new piercings take longer to heal.

It is therefore advisable to go for a professional piercer in order to prevent infection, which is more common in nose piercings because of the constant presence of mucus in the area.

Keloids can be treated by freezing the skin, then injecting triamcinolone, asteroid, directly into the bump. However, most dermatologists follow up with monthly shots of corticosteroids to completely flatten the keloid. If the cryotherapy and steroids don’t work, surgery may be necessary.


A granuloma is a growth tissue that appears on the next edge of your piercing usually next to the pierced hole. It is characterized by swelling and eventually becomes red. The growth is embarrassing but harmless despite bleeding and removal of pus after squeezing.

Also, it is advisable to go for some good quality jewelry to avoid body reaction towards some jewels that contain allergic substances to the body.

Proper care is necessary especially avoiding touching the site with dirt from hand and using proper vitamin oil to enhance faster healing.

How to Get Rid of it Fast – remedies

In case you have a bump on your nose, here are some of the best methods to cure it fast:

Use Aspirin Paste

This is due to an anti-inflammatory property to help reduce the redness, swelling, and inflammation. The paste should be applied to the affected area usually at night to help to remove the irritation and allow the infection to drain.

Compress with Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea is known for resolving inflammation and redness so you can place the warm bags around the region and if loses heat then dip into the hot water again so that it heats up again.

Tea Treat Oil

Tea tree oil is extremely powerful for killing germs and bacteria, so it can heal your nose as long as you use it. If you use without proper procedures, it can dry out your nose or irritate it.

Use Sea Salt solution

This the best natural way to help remove inflammation and treat an infection. If you use this treatment regularly, it will work to clear up minor infections. It is done by making a solution of sea salt and warm water. Afterward, dip a cotton ball into the solution and place the cotton ball onto your nose.

Clean the pierced nose daily

Maintain your nose piercing clean daily can help to treat bump and any other discomfort on your pierced site. This process can be done using anti-bacterial soap or a saline solution.

Apply Lemon Juice

This is an effective home remedy in curing nose piercing bump. It is done by squeezing raw lemon that is cut up into pieces to obtain a juice, dilute it with some water and apply on the affected area three times a day.

Apply honey

It has healing properties that will enable it to combat bumps that develop after piercing. Use a clean cotton cloth to apply natural raw honey directly on the bump daily until it disappears.

Bump Bleeding

This can be due to tightening your jewelry or you might be having a habit or changing your stud every time making the healing process to delay on most occasions due to disturbances.

Also going for the wrong size of the stud as its own effect since those small studs may get sunken inside the hole causing irritation which may result into bleeding while big studs may not fit into it but since you may force it to go in bleeding may occur.

Going for unprofessional piercer may pierce a hole without following proper procedures hence making it take a longer period without healing but instead keeps on bleeding. If healing is a problem, see more on nose piercing healing issues.

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