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Allergic Salute (Persistent Upward Nose Rubbing)
Depends on cause: Nasal rubbing due to itching is often due to allergies. Allergies can cause inflamed tissues in the nose which can results in bleeding. Treatment of the nasal inflammation with prescription medication can improve both symptoms. Infections in the nose of sinuses could also cause rubbing or bleeding. ...Read more
Time: And treatment of the cause, rhinitis, see an allergist if you have access to one or an ENT, the crease itself will take time to fade after the symptoms are controlled and no more salutes, a dermatologist though can tell what to apply to help the area of hyper-pigmentation, good luck ...Read more
My ENT told me the crease on my nose is cause by rubbing my nose upwards with a tissue. Can I use wrinkle cream to get rid of it?
I have a dark horizontal line across the bridge of my nose. I haven't always had it. I think I developed it over the years from possibly rubbing my nose due to allergies.Gotten increasingly darker since adolescence. I want to know how I may get rid of it
Allergy line persist: You are probably describing a transverse nasal crease or "allergy line" due to exactly what you thought, rubbing your nose vertically, the "allergic salute". Get you allergies taken care of and over time it may partially fade. If vanity requires try covering with makeup. ...Read more
Probably not: You creased the skin and pushing down will not fix it. ...Read more
Nose rubbing: Excessive rubbing can macerate the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
?allergy: It could be allergy so he should be evaluated to find the cause. ...Read more
No: Do not worry--it may cause a little burning feeling for a brief period of time. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my nose hurts from rubbing it with a tissue bc I have a cold what will stop making it burn?
Identify the cause.: Something is causing it, probably something she is allergic to. An allergist should be able to pin it down. Meanwhile, the itching can be relieved with a non-sedating antihistamine such as Allegra (if she's older than 2) - but not benadryl, which will just put her to sleep. ...Read more
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