How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose

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How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose
How to get rid of a boil on the nose. (nose picker image by Theresa DeAngelis from Fotolia.com)

A boil comes from bacteria entering a break in the skin and infecting an oil gland or hair follicle. The immune system sends white blood cells to kill the bacteria, which causes the abscess to grow into a red, painful boil. According to Mayo Clinic, boils are most common on the face, neck, buttocks, armpits and thighs. As the boil grows, it forms a yellowish head. This is embarrassing, especially in very visible areas, such as your nose. You can do a few things to help make a boil on your nose disappear.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Wash cloth
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Natural remedies
  • Peroxide
  • Cotton swabs
  • Topical antiseptic

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Apply a warm moist compress by folding up a wash cloth. Run hot water onto the cloth and hold it on the boil until it cools. Repeat several times a day.

    How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose
    Apply heat to boil several times a day. (different coloured washcloths face cloths on yellow background image by Steve Johnson from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Fight the urge to squeeze or open the boil. This will only prolong the boil and spread the infection.

  3. 3

    Wash your nose regularly with antibacterial soap. You want to keep the germs away.

    How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose
    Keep skin clean to avoid spreading the bacteria. (woman's side view washing face image by Jane September from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Apply peroxide with a cotton swab over the boil a few times a day.

    How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose
    Use cotton swabs to apply peroxide on the boil. (Cotton swab image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.com)
  5. 5

    Cover the boil lightly with a topical antiseptic after each cleaning.

    How to Get Rid of a Boil on Your Nose
    (Cotton swab image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Consult your doctor if your boil last more than two weeks.
  • Visit your local health store and ask about natural boil remedies.

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