Here are some tips on what you can do for your nose pimples:
- Wash the problem area no more than twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Cleaning it more can strip natural moisture off your face and can irritate your skin
- Try to use products with salicylic acid, retinoid, and benzoyl peroxide. These can lessen bacteria on your nose but may cause a burning or stinging sensation on the skin. Make sure to use only as indicated in the package and as advised by your doctor.
- Alternative to the topical products, some use tea tree oil and herbal masks to do a spot treatment on the pimples. This helps dry the pimples faster.
- Find the best cleansing routine for your skin. Some routines involve just using a mild cleanser to remove dirt from the skin and moisturizer.
- Wash your hands. It is the most basic of all tips as it not only prevents the spread of bacteria causing pimples but also other conditions.
Try to do these simple remedies for 3 to 4 weeks and check if your nose pimples lessen or heal. If it does not work, consult a professional. For pimples inside the nose, as the nasal cavity is sensitive and can affect other parts of the body, check with your doctor first before doing anything.
Depending on the severity of the pimples, doctors provide medication to treat acne. They prescribe antibiotics, retinoids, isotretinoin, and sometimes, birth control pills. There are also therapies, such as chemical peel, extraction and drainage, injections and light therapy, which combined with topical or oral medication can cure nose pimples faster.
Important note: Popping pimples in the nose can be fatal — as the nose is part of the danger triangle of the face. Infections, if left untreated or manipulated without medical supervision, can lead to brain infections and even death.