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Nose Rings Should Be Left In
Because nose piercings have a tendency to close very quickly, alternatives to removing your nose ring should be considered. If you're thinking of taking your nose ring out for appearance reasons, or for surgery or x-rays, you should instead insert a clear acrylic retainer. These retainers are nearly invisible and won't affect x-rays or surgeries.
If You Must Remove Your Nose Ring
If removing your nose ring is absolutely necessary, keep it out for only a few minutes at first and gradually work up to longer intervals. Nose piercings that have not fully healed -- healing takes at least one year -- will most likely close up within a few minutes of the ring being removed. Wash your hands when removing jewelry and wash your hands, jewelry and piercing when reinserting to avoid infection.
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It is not recommended that nose rings be taken out for any length of time. If you must remove your nose ring, do so for only a few minutes at a time.