Most people have experienced a red nose due to cold, flu, and an allergen reaction. In these cases, redness is due to dry skin that occur from persistent wiping.
Nose also turn red due to some other issues like skin and blood vessels issue, chronic inflammation, allergies and some other conditions. Little red noses might make a cute selfies in winter, but they can be annoying to deal with reality.
There are number of reasons why the skin around nose could turn red. Redness around your nose can be caused by one or more of these underlying factors and should not be left untreated.
A person’s nose can turn red because of changes in surface of skin or blood vessels. When skin is irritated or inflamed, the nose can look temporarily red. Blood vessels in nose can also swell, break open, creating a red or swollen appearance.
The most common causes of red nose include;
Rosacea is a skin condition in which skin look red and irritated. The redness typically begins on cheeks, spreading the nose, ear, chin and other areas of face or body.
4 types of rosacea can cause redness of nose;
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, which causes flushing, redness, and noticeable blood vessels.
- Ocular rosacea, which irritates the eye and eyelids but does not typically nose.
- Phymatous rosacea, which causes skin to thicken and develop a bumpy texture.
- Papulopustular rosacea, which cause acne, redness and swelling.
Rosacea is treatable. But some people with rosacea develop permanent redness.
Rhinophyma is a side effect of untreated rosacea that cause oil-producing glands of nose to thicken. People with rhinophyma may develop visible blood vessels that are either thin and red. It is much more common in men than in women.
3. Dry Skin:
Very dry skin can make the nose look red and irritated. Some people develop this dryness and irritation due to frequently wiping their nose. Dry skin such as eczema, can also make the nose look red, scaly or irritated. The redness is temporary but underlying conditions may cause frequent flare-up.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that cause the body to attack healthy cells. Many people with lupus develop a butterfly shaped rash on their nose and cheeks. This rash is a malar rash can make the nose look red and bumpy.
Allergies can cause the nose to look red in several ways.
- Hay fever
- Dust allergies
- Pet allergies
This may cause sneezing and runny nose. Allergies may also cause blood vessels in and around the nose to swell and burst under the skin, which makes the nose red. Makeup also cause allergies.
Injuries to nose can rupture blood vessels under skin, making the nose swollen and red.
7. Other Potential Causes:
- Temperature changes
- Eating spicy foods
- Certain medications
- Feeling overly excited
- Hot flashes such as in menopause
There are some general remedies you can try at home to reduce inflammation and redness.
Any products used on face should be oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores.
For dryness, sunburn, windburn, and other conditions caused by skin irritation:
Try a hypoallergenic moisturizer to soothe redness, such as those from Vani-cream and CeraVe. These moisturizers can buy online.
For acne, rosacea, and bacterial infections:
You may need to experiment with topical moisturizer to see what work well on skin, as it can be easily irritated by a variety of products. Vani-cream and cera-V are 2 product lines that are well tolerated by many people.
For contact dermatitis and allergic reactions:
Speak with your dermatologist to see if a low potency topical steroids or steroid alternative is an appropriate treatment to calm down inflammation.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is needed for numerous healthy bodily functions, boosting the immune system, healing wounds, and assisting in DNA/protein synthesis and growth.
- Add essential oil in daily routine
- Avoid certain foods (alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods)
- Avoid using hot water (apply a cold compass)
- LED light treatment (used on acne patients)
- Try CBD serum (Sanctuary Glow Hemp Serum that is a calming agent)
- Add a topical solution (corticosteroids)
- Use moisturizing tissues
- Incorporating yoga, breathing, and meditation in your day to day
- Apply Gutu Kola mask, a natural healing remedy
- Take a Probiotic supplements
- Use hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers