I got my nose pierced over a year ago and, because I got it pierced at a bigger gauge it took a long time to heal. Now, it is healed but it tends to have a slight rotting smell about it, especially when I take out the stud. I clean it daily but the smell still lingers. Is this normal? Is there something I can do about it?
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Yes, it's normal
It's a mixture of dead skin cells, sweat, sebum(your skins natural oil) and product buildup
When you wash your face at night, make sure to take the stud out, wash your face(make sure to get around the little hole, wash the stud separately and rub it in alcohol and maybe swab a little alcohol around the stud
Witch hazel will work too
You just need to clean the hole regularly and disinfect the stud
I have a piercing and that smell irks me too. Ironically, it began happening a long time after getting my piercing done :(1