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A 40-year-old male asked:

sometimes when i wash my face with acne cleanser it gets up my nose. i get a burning sensation in one nostril that goes away shortly followed with a headache on one side. i flush it with water. should i be worried when this happens?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not particularly: The inside of your nose is lined with a sensitive later if membrane.Such agents can produce a transient burning sensation. If left in place it would cause a local burn. Minor irritation will self heal quickly.

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