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What type of metal should I get for my nose piercing?

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Safe metals for nose rings include:

Nickel jewelry is more likely to cause an allergic reaction. Nose jewelry shouldn't be too large or heavy, or it can cause pain or swelling.

  • Surgical stainless steel
  • Solid gold
  • Titanium
  • Niobium

SOURCES:

American Family Physician : “Complications of Body Piercing.”

Journal of Infection and Public Health : “Infective complications of tattooing and skin piercing.”

Cases JournalStaphylococcus aureus endocarditis : “Complication of nasal piercing by : a case report and a review of literature.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Body Piercing, Teens & Potential Health Risks: AAP Report Explained.”

Mayo Clinic: “Piercings: How to prevent complications.”

DermNet NZ: “Body piercing.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Body piercing.”

Government of South Australia: “Body Piercing -- Know the Risks.”

Victoria State Government: “Piercings.”

Association of Professional Piercers: “Aftercare.”

National Health Service: “Body piercing.”

TeensHealth from Nemours: “Body Piercing (for Teens).”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American Family Physician : “Complications of Body Piercing.”

Journal of Infection and Public Health : “Infective complications of tattooing and skin piercing.”

Cases JournalStaphylococcus aureus endocarditis : “Complication of nasal piercing by : a case report and a review of literature.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Body Piercing, Teens & Potential Health Risks: AAP Report Explained.”

Mayo Clinic: “Piercings: How to prevent complications.”

DermNet NZ: “Body piercing.”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Body piercing.”

Government of South Australia: “Body Piercing -- Know the Risks.”

Victoria State Government: “Piercings.”

Association of Professional Piercers: “Aftercare.”

National Health Service: “Body piercing.”

TeensHealth from Nemours: “Body Piercing (for Teens).”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 13, 2019

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