I had the same problem when i had my nose pierced. It wound up taking almost 8 months to heal. That small lump you have is a keloid- the ones on a nose usually don't scar, so don't freak out. First off, make a gentle saline solution (salt water), or buy one at the tattoo parlor or drug store-The tattoo parlors sell a "spray" on saline solution- it's cool and easier to use. But if you want to go the cheaper route- just boil some salt water and store it in containers- pour a little bit in a dixie cup, heat it up in a little dixie cup in a microwave, and just let it run over the piercing before you wash it- this will loosen up any dirt and debris- it doesn't sting at all, and it will promote healing. Next you need to wash the piercing- However- don't use dial!!! Scented soaps can irritate a piercing site. Get some "Provon"- it is an antibacterial soap that many many tattoo/piercing shops recommend. It is the best stuff on the market in my opinion! Wash with it 2x a day- any more and you can overdry the skin in that area- you only want to try out the keloid. Next, i recommend buying some Tea Tree Oil -it's an essential oil you can buy at most health food stores.....put a tiny- and i mean tiny drop of it on a tissue- you can even dilute it with water...and after you clean it with an antibacterial soap like Provon, apply it to the piercing site. It may sting a little- but i promise it's not bad- it will clean the keloid and nostril area and aid it in the healing process. Also, taking 500 milligrams of Zinc a day will also promote your body's healing time- and with a nostril piercing, you'll need that. Those take a while to heal up completely. I had a few keloid issues- to the point where i thought i would just take out my piercing for good....then out of the blue- it healed up completely and i had no more problems! Don't give up yet- i know those keloids hurt- but they go away- i promise! My guess is that the type of nose stud you have is irritating it. You see, that little part the stud is in is caving itself into your nose-directly irritating the piercing site and the keloid- the best thing to do is to put a tiny ring in there instead- it won't irritate it as much and you will heal much faster. If you've never changed a nose piercing out before - take a Q-tip, insert it in your nostril and twirl around the L-shaped hook in your nose...it feels weird the first few times you do it, but you'll get the hand of it. Then it will loosen itself up and come out of your nose- keep twisting with the Q-tip until it comes all the way out of your nose. Then change it out. If you're uncomfortable changing it the first few times- then have someone at the tattoo/piercing parlor to do it for you- they do it for no charge- it's really quick, and usually painless- unless yours is really infected. If it's just the keloid irritating it, you may feel a little discomfort but it should be ok. / In a little side note, whenever you get ready to take your nose piercing out for good down the road- clean it once/twice a day with provon- put Polysporin or Neosporin on it for the first two weeks, then start putting Mederma on it until it's completely healed up and faded
---just don't use any kind of polysporin or neosporin while you have your piercing because it will cause the skin surrounding it to close up and infect the piercing site
Good luck. PM me if you need anything.
Below, i've posted one of the most informative websites out there on piercings and aftercare- it has pictures, personal stories, recommendations, and contact info to lisenced piercers...http://www.tribalectic.com/Aftercare...e=Nose-Nostril