How to Treat a Pimple in Your Nose

How to Treat a Pimple in Your Nose

A pimple breaking out in the nose is a bit unusual, though it can happen. It’s caused by oil or dead skin build-up in the pores or irritated hair follicles.

Due to its location and sensitivity, the pimple can feel mildly to severely painful, which can disrupt your day. Thankfully, a minor case is simple to treat at home so you won’t have to rely on a dermatologist at all.

And if you’re wondering how to do so, we have you covered with this simple guide.

1) Warm Compress

Warm Compress

The easiest way to treat your in-nose pimple is to use a warm compress. This should alleviate the pain and discomfort you’re feeling.

To do this, simply wet a towel under warm running water or dip it in a pail of warm but not boiling water, as the latter can scald your skin. Then, apply it slowly and carefully to the pimple inside the nose.

For best results, do this every day up to 3 times for 10 to 15 minutes until your skin heals completely from the pimple.

2) Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Breathing in essential oils can help treat the pimple inside the nose. You can either use an aromatherapy-designed humidifier or diffuser to scatter the scent around your room.

A few examples of great essential oils for this purpose are tea tree, rosemary, thyme, and cinnamon.

But take care to use only the ones that you aren’t allergic to. Also, never use pure essential oils to stay safe from side effects like drowsiness, nausea, eye redness, and choking.

You have to dilute the essential oil every time with a carrier oil, such as coconut and olive oil, to reduce its concentration and make it gentler and safer to inhale.

3) Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

If both warm compress and aromatherapy didn’t work for you and the pain from your nose pimple becomes too much, then you may want to drink medicine for that.

According to Healthline, you should buy a pain reliever; such as Advil (Ibuprofen), which is an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug; or (Tylenol) Acetaminophen, which is used to treat mild to moderate pain.

Before long, the sharp pain you feel will dissipate and you should be able to go back to your regular daily routine.

4) Prevention


You know the wise saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So it’s better to prevent an in-nose pimple in the first place.

So wash your face at least two times a day. Moreover, avoid touching your nose with dirty hands as well as aggressively picking or blowing your nose.

The reason is these may cause the hair follicles inside to be inflamed or pores to clog, leading to the formation of a pimple.

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