Are Nose Rings Bad For You?
Nose rings are generally safe, but there are rare health problems associated with them. It is important to keep them clean and be careful when inserting and removing them.
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'N' stands for neutral. Things placed into this category are (a) neither good nor bad for you, or (b) lack the necessary evidence to reach any conclusions.
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. Side effects are rare. Things rated an 'A+' are typically necessary for survival (for example, water).
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. A few harmful qualities may be associated, but only under certain circumstances such as an allergic reaction.
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. Harmful qualities may be associated, but aren't usually serious.
It is important to note that even the best things in life can become bad in immoderate amounts. So, although something may be rated an 'A+', overconsumption/overdoing can bring unwanted effects.
Very beneficial to your health. Things rated a 'B+' may have a few harmful qualities to pay attention to.
Overall beneficial to your health. Things rated a 'B' may have some harmful qualities to pay attention to.
More beneficial to your health than not. However, harmful qualities are most likely associated and shouldn't be overlooked.
The main difference between category 'A' and category 'B' is the harmful qualities typically present in 'B' items. Serious side effects are usually uncommon, but are still possible and should be taken note of.
Both beneficial and harmful qualities associated. Things rated a 'C+' are typically a bit more on the beneficial side. Still, moderation is important.
A fairly even ratio of beneficial and harmful qualities. Moderation is important. Very general topics that can lean towards both sides of the spectrum will be placed here as well. Rice, for example, can be good or bad depending on the type.
More harmful than beneficial. Side effects are common, especially when consumed/done excessively. Moderation is very important.
Category 'C' usually denotes to both good and bad qualities. When it comes to this category, it is important to keep this word in mind: moderation.
Harmful to your health. Although benefits may be associated, the bad most likely outweighs the good. Moderation is very important.
Harmful to your health. A few benefits may be associated, but the bad outweighs the good. Moderation is extremely important.
Harmful to your health. Very few, if any, benefits are present. Things in this category should be avoided as much as possible.
Category 'D' is typically for things that are more harmful than beneficial. While consuming/doing something unhealthy once in a blue moon shouldn't hurt, we definitely recommend eliminating 'D' items as a regular part of your routine/diet.
Category 'F' is for things that fail to bring anything beneficial to the table, and are very harmful to your health. We recommend completely avoiding anything in this category. Long-term side effects of 'F' items are usually very serious.
'N' stands for neutral. Things placed into this category are generally (a) neither good nor bad for you, or (b) lack the necessary evidence to reach any conclusions.
Nose rings are jewelry adornments which are inserted through a small piercing in the nostril and worn consistently throughout the day. They are common in many cultures throughout the world.
Getting your nose pierced and inserting nose rings can be harmful to your health, but it usually is not. Many people consistently wear nose rings for years and do not encounter any serious health problems. However, there are several health problems which can stem from nose rings.
Infection is the most common health problem associated with nose rings. Luckily, it is easily preventable. The simplest way to avoid this issue is to clean your nose piercing every day with an appropriate solution recommended or approved by a piercing specialist or a medical professional. It is also important to wear only high-quality, sterling silver nose rings in order to prevent infection.
Because nose rings are inserted into your nostril, a cavity which is connected to your esophagus and through which air automatically passes on its way to your lungs, they can be swallowed or accidentally inhaled in rare cases. Swallowing or inhalation of a nose ring can be a serious problem which can lead to choking or necessary surgical removal. It is important to keep this in mind and be extra careful when putting in / taking out your nose ring.
Necrosis of the nasal wall is another serious health concern associated with nose rings. It involves the death of the cartilage cells around the ring and can lead to permanent disfigurement. As for earlobe piercings, necrosis isn't a worry because there isn't any cartilage involved.
Possible short-term side effects
- choking (if inhaled)
Possible long-term side effects
- piercings that don't involve cartilage
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