Rubbing a cotton swab moistened with alcohol inside the nostril can help to sterilize the area.
To successfully treat ingrown nose hairs, it is helpful to first soften the hair follicles. This can be done by soaking a towel in warm water and then gently inserting it into the nostril. When the towel starts to cool, place it back in the warm water and repeat the process for about 15 minutes.
An ingrown hair can occur when the hair follicles become clogged or dirty. This can cause hair to start growing under the skin, often causing pain, inflammation, or infection. Ingrown nose hairs can be a little difficult to treat, although it is usually possible to treat the condition at home. If problems persist, it is advisable to consult a medical professional for a more detailed evaluation.
Hot water can open the hair follicles to deal with ingrown hairs.
Once the hair follicles have been softened, the towel should be placed in slightly warmer water and then placed back in the nostril. Apply pressure to the ingrown hairs by placing your thumb on the towel and your index finger on the outside of your nose, then pinch the area. The towel is then gently rubbed back and forth over the affected area. Remove the towel and see if the hair has come out of the nose and has fallen onto the towel. This process may have to be repeated a few times until the pain starts to subside.
Antibiotic creams can be used to rid the body of ingrown nose hairs.
A cotton swab can be moistened with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and then rubbed inside the nostril in the ingrown nose area to sterilize the area. This procedure should be followed by an application of antibiotic cream, which is applied in the same way as alcohol or peroxide and can help prevent infection of the area. This process can be repeated several times a day until the pain and swelling are gone.
A warm, damp towel will help remove ingrown nose hairs.
If home remedies for ingrown nose hair are unsuccessful or if symptoms persist or worsen, a doctor should be consulted. If the outside of your nose becomes red and swollen, this could be an indication of an infection developing. Oral antibiotics or other medications may be needed if an infection develops. If this condition is left untreated, ingrown hairs can actually protrude out of the nose. Any questions or concerns should be discussed with a medical professional.