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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?
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, (diphenhydramine) which will just put her to sleep. ...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?
I had balloon sinuplasty a little over a month ago. I was just rubbing my nose and heard crunching like that during the op. Is this cause for concern?
Probably not.: It takes form 6-8 weeks for complete healing. But if you are concerned, you should talk to the surgeon. ...Read more
Dark horizontal line on my nose from left to right.It kind of developed slowly during the years and now i see it more noticeable.No rubbing not itchy?
See a dermatologist: It is impossible to diagnose without being able to see it. Have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
?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
Allergy?: Rubbing the nose means irritation and with sneezing, the most likely explanation is an allergy, but it can be a cold. See yor pcp if this continues. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 8 month old is constantly sneezing and rubbing her nose, its also runny. What could the cause be?
Nose rubbing: Excessive rubbing can macerate the skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Perhaps: Allergic symptoms vary from person to person to person, especially in children. Rinsing your child's nose with saline rinses and nose drops can help a lot. Prescription nasal steroid sprays can be used in children 2 and older under the advice of a physician as well. As a general rule, allergy testing is not very valuable in young children. ...Read more
How do I remove the black lines across my nose and callus in it? I think I got it from rubbing my nose a lot, especially when its itchy from allergy.
Probably not: You creased the skin and pushing down will not fix it. ...Read more
I was rubbing my nose alot, now one side of bridge feels a bit tender. Nose looks normal, nose bones feel stable, there is no bleeding. What is this?
Vaseline: Probably a minor abrasion from all the rubbing. Possibly irritated some follicles. Some Vaseline might help. ...Read more
I woke up with dried blood only on one side of my left hand palm. Could it be from rubbing nose at night?
Answer: First off, I would wonder if there was anything else in the region of your palm while sleeping that might have gotten on it; this may not have been blood in the first place. However, many people are susceptible to small amounts of bleeding from sensitive mucosa inside the nose, and the most common causes are dry air and environmental allergies. ...Read more
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
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