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Fell on my nose 7 1/2wks ago.Had scratches/cuts on nose.Put ointment everyday.Now wound is healed but nose is very oily.How can I treat this oiliness?

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Dr. Edward Workman
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In brief: Frequent washing

Your nose if likely oily due to a reaction to the injury.
The healing process can sometimes activate various cells within the injured site to a hyperactive state, such as hyperactive sebaceous glands. I would suggest washing with soap and water frequently until her nose becomes drier. If this doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist for other answers.

In brief: Frequent washing

Your nose if likely oily due to a reaction to the injury.
The healing process can sometimes activate various cells within the injured site to a hyperactive state, such as hyperactive sebaceous glands. I would suggest washing with soap and water frequently until her nose becomes drier. If this doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist for other answers.
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