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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Nose Rubbing (Overview)

Nose rubbing = applying friction & pressure to the external nose.


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My ENT told me the crease on my nose is caused by rubbing my nose upwards with a tissue. Can I use wrinkle cream to get rid of it?

My ENT told me the crease on my nose is caused by rubbing my nose upwards with a tissue. Can I use wrinkle cream to get rid of it?

In addition: To the other answers, this may be a so-called "bunny line", which is a wrinkle that happens in the upper part of the nose with "squinching". If that's the case, Botox works really well to eliminate it. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Nose Rubbing (Overview)

Nose rubbing = applying friction & pressure to the external nose.


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What can I do to control nose rubbing and bleeding?

What can I do to control nose rubbing and bleeding?

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

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression to the front of your nose
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Gently pack your nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the emergency room
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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

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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What can I do to control nose rubbing and bleeding?

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

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What can I do to control my daughter's nose itching and rubbing?

What can I do to control my daughter's nose itching and rubbing?

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

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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?

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?

URI: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection (a "cold"). Rest, fluids, time and symptomatic care usually take care of it. You can use otc medications. Your pharmacist can help you to choose the right medications. ...Read more

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Baby is constantly sneezing and rubbing nose but she's not sick. Is this allergies?

Baby is constantly sneezing and rubbing nose but she's not sick. Is this allergies?

Perhaps: Allergic symptoms vary from 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

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I woke up with dried blood only on one side of my left-hand palm. Could it be from rubbing nose at night?

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

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Can 10 month old baby have seasonal allergies? Always rubbing nose and eyes. Eyes are red... Running nose clear ....

Can 10 month old baby have seasonal allergies? Always rubbing nose and eyes. Eyes are red... Running nose clear ....

Yes: It is not very common, but I see a few new babies every different allergy season that have the classic symptoms you are describing. If there is family history, or baby has had any problems with wheezing/asthma and/or eczema, then even more suspicious for allergies. There is a prescription medicine approved for allergic rhinitis in this young age group, so I would talk to your pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My toddler is constantly sneezing and rubbing his nose the past 3 days.?

My toddler is constantly sneezing and rubbing his nose the past 3 days.?

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

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Should i be concerned if my 8 month old is constantly sneezing and rubbing her nose, its also runny. What could the cause be?

Should i be concerned if my 8 month old is constantly sneezing and rubbing her nose, its also runny. What could the cause be?

Young but allergic?: Even infants can have allergies to inhaled allergens or to foods. Talk to her pediatrician about allergy testing and you may ask for a referral to an allergist who treats children. There may be abatement, pills or allergy therapy in her future. ...Read more

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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.

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.

First things first: You're probably correct. The lines may be due to rubbing your itching nose. The allergic condition of your nose should be treated first. Suggest you see your primary care for evaluation and treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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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My ENT told me the crease on my nose is caused by rubbing my nose upwards with a tissue. Can I use wrinkle cream to get rid of it?

In addition: To the other answers, this may be a so-called "bunny line", which is a wrinkle that happens in the upper part of the nose with "squinching". If that's the case, Botox works really well to eliminate it. ...Read more

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After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen(not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?

After rubbing my nose alot, skin on upper nose feels slightly swollen(not noticeable by looking). Some tenderness, but bone feels stable. Nose broken?

Skin irritation: Rubbing one's nose should not cause a fracture (broken nose). It usually requires a fairly hard hit on the nose or nasal bridge to cause a fracture. What you are describing sounds like skin irritation and some minimal trauma from the rubbing. It may also be due to whatever is causing you to rub your nose so much. ...Read more

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Can putting rubbing alcohol on a pimple inside my nose help it shrink and go away?

Can putting rubbing alcohol on a pimple inside my nose help it shrink and go away?

Not a good idea: I would not suggest to put rubbing alcohol inside nose pimple. Rubbing alcohol is an irritant and it might make worse. ...Read more

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My 8 mos son had been sneezing and rubbing his eyes and nose for a few days now, especially his eyes and they look irritated. Could he have a cold or allergies? He is not stuffed up at all.

My 8 mos son had been sneezing and rubbing his eyes and nose for a few days now, especially his eyes and they look irritated. Could he have a cold or allergies? He is not stuffed up at all.

Eye-rubbing baby: Irritated-looking eyes can be due to allergies and rubbing the nose does suggest both are itchy, which leans toward allergies. A family history also increases the chance the problem could be allergic. Eye rubbing can also mean pink eye, a viral infection of the membranes of the eyes. Otc antihistamine helps if allergy; is not, check with your pediatrician or family doctor to help narrow it down. ...Read more

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My baby has teary eyes and running nose, what could be causing it. No fever, she's happy as ever but I see her rubbing her eyes and nose continously?

My baby has teary eyes and running nose, what could be causing it. No fever, she's happy as ever but I see her rubbing her eyes and nose continously?

Baby tearing: Based on the supplied history this could be from swollen adenoid tissue from teething. This can lead later to silent ear problems and her pcp should look for this problem. ...Read more

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My 11 month old daughter has swollen eyes and keeps rubbing her eyes. She has a runny nose, she cries and closes her eyes. I do not see any irritation?

My 11 month old daughter has swollen eyes and keeps rubbing her eyes. She has a runny nose, she cries and closes her eyes. I do not see any irritation?

Inflammation: Sounds like the eyes and nose are inflamed. That could be due to allergies for which anti-allergy strategies would be best, or viral infection for which only comfort measures seem to help, or less likely a bacterial infection for which antibiotics are a good idea. ...Read more

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My dentures are ill-fitting and I talked alot more than normal today. My nose is tingling on the tip, I thbk it's from my dentures rubbing where my front teeth were. Can this be the cause or do I automatically have head \ neck cancer?

My dentures are ill-fitting and I talked alot more than normal today. My nose is tingling on the tip, I thbk it's from my dentures rubbing where my front teeth were. Can this be the cause or do I automatically have head \ neck cancer?

Probably the Denture: An ill-fitting denture can cause all sorts of problems. Please have your dentist take a look and see of your current denture can be modified to fit correctly or if you need a new one fabricated. ...Read more

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