If you have a bump on your nose, you might find it embarrassing or even painful, and probably want to know what it is and how you can get rid of it. In this article, we will thoroughly discuss bump on nose causes and home remedies.
Bump on Nose Causes
There are many possible causes of the bump on your nose. We will list these causes below. Keep in mind that if your bump is still present after three weeks, you should seek medical treatment. You should also seek medical treatment if the bump has thick discharge with a foul odor, and/or if you have a fever. If the bump is on a piercing, make sure to see a doctor immediately if you see dark streaks in the vicinity of the piercing. You should also see a doctor if you think you have developed a keloid. Remember that while it is relatively rare, skin cancer is always a possibility whenever a bump or growth appears on your skin. Make sure to visit a doctor to rule this out.
The most common cause of a bump on the nose is acne. This is especially the case with adolescents. However, adults (especially adults with oily skin) can experience acne, as well.
Epidermal (sebaceous) cyst, or epidermoid cyst
An epidermal (sebaceous) cyst on your nose will probably be a red bump that is small in size. Most often, you will find that an epidermal cyst has formed beneath the skin. If the epidermal cyst is on the tip of your nose, you may find it to be quite irritating and painful. If you think you might have an epidermal cyst, make sure to consult with your doctor. It may need to be professionally removed. Epidermoid cysts are similar to sebaceous cysts, but they are not caused by the sebaceous glands.
Cherry angioma is a type of growth that occurs on a blood vessel. It is benign, but it will usually not come off naturally. A cherry angioma is usually bright (or “cherry”) red in color. If you think you have a cherry angioma, make sure to be examined by your doctor. You may need to have the cherry angioma professionally removed.
Nodule of rosacea
If you have a very fair complexion and/or you already know you have rosacea, it is possible that the bump on your nose could be a nodule of rosacea. If you think this might be the case, it is still important to be examined by your doctor. This is because there is always a slight risk that such a bump may actually be cancerous (a sign of melanoma, which is a deadly disease).
If you have pyrogenic granuloma, your bumps will probably be red in color and small in size. These bumps may sometimes bleed or ooze liquid. It is most common for bumps caused by pyogenic granuloma to be linked to an injury. If your nose has been injured in some way lately, it is possible that your nose bump is caused by pyogenic granuloma. Make sure to see a doctor if you think that you may have this condition.
Bump caused by nose piercing
If you have a nose piercing and your nose bump is on the piercing, the bump might be caused by the piercing itself. If the bump is not red and does not appear infected, is present on the piercing even months after the piercing took place, and sometimes if it appears to be getting larger in size, it might be a keloid. You are at a greater risk of development of a keloid if you have a darker skin tone. Keloids are comprised of scar tissue (fibrous and irregular) that is raised in appearance. Keloids are harmless, but many people who have them object to them on aesthetic grounds. If you think you have a keloid and want to do something about it, make sure to see your doctor. You should see your doctor even if you do not care about removing it, as it might be something else (such as cancer, which is very unlikely, but always possible).
If the bump on your nose piercing is red or full of puss or seems infected in any other way, you should make sure to see your doctor as soon as possible to have the problem addressed. This is important, as the infection could easily spread and you could develop a serious abscess.
Bump on Nose Home Remedies
Put a few chamomile tea bags in hot water. Once you have left the bags in the hot water for a minute or so, remove one bag. Use that bag as a compress on your nose bump, keeping it on the affected area until it cools down. You should do this three times daily, making sure to leave the compress on for at least ten minutes on each occasion you do the treatment. Chamomile tea has wonderful anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has amazingly effective antibacterial and healing properties. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil. Once you have done this, apply the oil mixture to the affected area with some cotton wool. You should do this a maximum of one or two times a day. Tea tree oil is especially helpful for dealing with acne, cysts, cherry angioma, and nose piercing bumps.
Oregano oil is one of nature’s most potent antibacterial substances. You could apply a few drops of oregano oil to the affected area with a cotton ball a few times a day. You can also take oregano oil orally, to help boost your immune system and assist your body generally in fighting infection. If you are going to take oregano oil orally, make sure to buy an oregano oil that can be taken this way (it will say so on the label). Ensure that you read the instructions on the bottle for dosage information.
Honey has healing and anti-bacterial properties. You should apply honey to the bump three times daily, using a clean cotton ball. Make sure that the honey is of the natural and raw variety. This remedy is especially useful for nose piercing bumps.
Sea salt hot compress
Create a hot solution of water and sea salt. Soak some cotton wool in this liquid, and apply the soaked cotton wool to the affected area. You should press it into the bump, keeping this up until the cotton wool ball is no longer hot. You should do this three times daily, over five days. Make sure to rinse the area in order to ensure there is not any residue of the salt.
Make sure the jewelry in your piercing is a hypoallergenic metal
If you have a bump on your nose piercing, it is possible that the jewelry in the piercing is causing the problem. The jewelry in your piercing should be surgical stainless steel, pure titanium, or pure, high quality niobium. If it is not, you should go to your piercer to have it removed and replaced with hypoallergenic jewelry. If your piercing has not healed yet, it is extremely important that you go to your piercer to have the removal and replacement done. Do not attempt this yourself!
Create an aspirin paste by crushing a few Aspirin pills and slowly mixing in small amounts of water until you achieve a paste consistency. Apply this paste to the affected area once every night. You should do this right before going to bed. This aspirin paste will help to bring down inflammation.
Take over-the-counter ibuprofen to help with general inflammation.
Never try to drain your bump
Never try to drain your bump yourself. This is something that needs to be done by a medical professional. This is because trying to train the bump yourself might lead to infection (or more serious infection), and is likely to cause scarring.
If the bump on your nose is a pimple (acne), apply a small amount of white toothpaste to the bump every night before bed until the pimple dries up and disappears.
Potassium iodide is especially helpful for dealing with epidermal (sebaceous) cysts. Gently apply a small amount of potassium iodide to the affected area three times a day.
Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a cup of warm milk, and then drink the mixture. You should do this once daily for ten days. This is especially helpful with epidermal (sebaceous) cysts.
Honey and plantain or wheatgrass
This remedy is especially helpful with epidermal (sebaceous) cysts. Blend plantain or wheatgrass in a blender. Once you have done that, add a bit of honey. Mix the mixture until you have achieved a paste-like consistency. You should put this paste on the affected area. Once you have done so, put a clean cloth over it. You should do this before you go to bed, and leave it on all night.
Anti-fungal cream can be helpful for dealing with the inflammation of sebaceous cysts. Apply a small amount of anti-fungal cream to the cyst, and then cover it with a clean bandage or cloth.
Take bee pollen pills or tablets orally. These tablets and pills can be found at many health food stores. Make sure to read the instructions on the jar with regard to daily dosage. Bee pollen helps to purify the blood.
Viola and dandelion
Viola and dandelion have anti-bacterial properties. Use a bag of mixed viola and dandelion herbs. Boil the contents of the bag in water, and then leave it to simmer for about 45 minutes. Once the solution has cooled, you should drink this several times daily, for 10 days. Use this viola and dandelion mixture to directly wash the affected area, too. This is especially helpful for epidermal (sebaceous) cysts.
Apply a small amount of witch hazel to the affected area each day, using a cotton ball.
Aloe vera gel
Apply aloe vera gel to the affected area a few times a day. Aloe vera gel has wonderful healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is especially helpful for dealing with cherry angioma. Dip a clean piece of cloth in apple cider vinegar. Then, gently press the cloth on the cherry angioma for about 30 minutes. You should do this once a day.
Increase your iodine intake
This is especially effective for addressing cherry angioma. Adjust your diet so that you increase the number of foods you eat that are iodine-rich. Alternatively, you could take iodine supplements. Make sure not to overdo it, however. If your iodine intake becomes excessive, thyroid issues could develop.
Eating flax seeds can help to ease rosacea symptoms, thus helping to address a nodule of rosacea problem on your nose.
Flax seed oil and grape seed extract
Mix 50 mg of grape seed extract and one teaspoon of flax seed oil. You should drink this mixture daily.
Taking probiotic capsules can be very helpful in reducing your symptoms of rosacea, including the presence of rosacea nodules.
Lemon juice is an especially helpful for dealing with nose piercing bumps. It is also effective against acne. Cut one fresh lemon into two sections. Squeeze each of them in order to collect the fruit’s juice. Once you have done that, add a bit of water to dilute the juice. Use a clean cotton ball to apply this liquid to the affected area three times daily. You should be aware that this remedy might sting, especially at first. To help avoid an unpleasant shock, start slowly with your application of the juice, using only small amounts.
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