Got my nose pierced about a month and a half ago. I've had two holes in each ear for longer than I can remember and my cartilage in my right ear pierced since I was 12 (I'm 21 now), so I can't remember the last time anything got infected, and have no idea what it would look like. I've taken pretty good care of the nose, washed it out with Provon pretty much every day, missing a few days here and there. For the past week I've had what appears to be a zit right fucking next to my nosering, which is annoying because I can't pop it. Finally I tried, and it bled a little, and I've been extra careful about washing it for the past few days. My question is....how would I tell if it were infected, as opposed to just a zit that won't go the fuck away? (I only break out for a few days around a certain time of month, so that's why I'm guessing that this is in fact a zit) And if it is actually infected, what should I be doing to make sure it heals and I don't aggravate it further? No one picked up at the piercing place, or I would have asked them. Any opinions/advice would be helpful. Sorry this is kind of a silly/gross question, I'm a newbie to piercings anywhere beyond my ears.