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Wound not healing after nose piercing. What is the reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Good evening !
User:I had my nose pierced 10th of last month
User:till now it has not healed. I had contacted a doctor here before, Dr. said it would heal
User:the problem is there is some extra tissue arnd the pierced area
User:so i wanted to check if it would subside by itself or should i consult a doctor
User:if i have to consult, who is the specialist?
User:The tissue has subsides though
Doctor:may I know some more details to guide you better?
Doctor:Is there any pus discharge, pain, or swelling in the area?
User:no swelling but some extra tissue is there inside the nostril and little out side
Doctor:Is the tissue arising from the nose pricked area?
User:puss was there last back. I had placed some ice cubes to put the tissue in, then all the puss got discharged so i cleaned the area neatly with a cotton
User:i hit my nose in sleep
User:so it started bleeding a little
Doctor:It usually takes around a week or two to heal. But, in your case, it has been almost 3 weeks, without any healing.
User::( yeah
User:I have been trying all possible thing tht ppl are saying
User:i have put neem stick for now
Doctor:And you are saying there was pus discharge and bleeding from the site due to trauma.
User:pus is not there but bleeding.. not too much also little
Doctor:I see a possibility of an infection there, which might be delaying the healing process.
User:oh ok
User:and doctor my aunt told to put kerosene :D for quick heal
User:i had been doing tht
Doctor:Don't put anything on the wound.
User:my friend told to put warm mustard oil, i tried tht
Doctor:Just keep it clean.
User:I suspected it could be from water also so , one weekend i din't wash my wash. it was better tht day
User:it was dry
Doctor:And you need to get it checked by a dermatologist, to see what is exactly happening.
Doctor:If an infection is there, it has to be treated.
Doctor:If there is no infection, it has to be checked why the extra tissue growth is there.
Doctor:And have to see if that is blocking the healing process.
User:ok doctor. I will consult a derm.
User:Thank you so much!
Doctor:You need not worry much. but, it is better to get examined to see if there is any cause for the delay in healing process.
User::( actually my wedding is on 19th of this month.. tht's why i am worried abt it
Doctor:Hope I had been of help to you.
Doctor:Then please make sure you visit a dermatologist at the earliest. So that, you look beautiful on that day.
User:i din't kwo which specialist to contact. i got to know tht now
Doctor:I can guide you to get a dermatologist in your area.
User:sure. tht would be great
Doctor:One of our executives will guide you to get an appointment with a dermatologist in that area.
Doctor:Ok. You will soon be getting the details.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:nothing else doctor.. thank you !
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:bbye !
Doctor:Have a beautiful evening!!
User:you too !
Doctor:Bye for now.
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