Advanced search

Help massive spot on nose

(49 Posts)
Bumperstickers Thu 09-Jun-16 12:36:11

My nose is throbbing. Got a spot on the end, one that is underneath the skin and its all red and sore. I'm going to a posh do on Saturday night so need rid of it quick! What's the best to do? TCP? Sudocrem? Any advice greatly appreciated.

Querty12345 Thu 09-Jun-16 12:39:05

Hi! Try salycilic acid. Will Shrink the fucker in a matter of hours. Promise! Works for me. Get the strongest concentration you can. Or mag sulph if you've got it handy.

Bumperstickers Thu 09-Jun-16 13:52:19

Thank you. Would I just get them at the chemist?

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 14:39:59

Stick a sterilised needle or pin in until you feel it hit the sack of pus. Withdraw and then squeeze until pus has spurred out and you see blood. Apply a styptic pencil or TCP.

Querty12345 Thu 09-Jun-16 14:52:58

You can get magnesium sulphate from chemist but you might have to go to boots or super drug for salycilic acid

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 17:01:50

Not recommended for regular use on your face, but in an emergency a dab of hydrocortisone cream will take the swelling down in a few hours or leave overnight.
I wouldn't recommend any DIY surgery involving needles as unless you know what you're doing (maybe Tate's a pro?) You could end up with a nose that has swelled to five times it's size as you push the infection deeper.

Bumperstickers Thu 09-Jun-16 17:44:31

Just put some hydrocortisone cream on it that I found in the bathroom ( its out of date but the only thing I've got till I can get to the shops). I just want something to take the redness away. I've been reading on net about cold sore cream and preparation h? Any good? I look bloody ridiculous sad

Querty12345 Thu 09-Jun-16 17:51:40

Calamine to soothe before you get some sexy chemicals?

thatsn0tmyname Thu 09-Jun-16 17:53:27

Witch hazel applied often should dry it out. Avoid needles and squeezing at this stage.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 17:56:28

Don't worry, you've got ages til Saturday night for it to calm down, it'll be fine. Try not to prod at it. A dab of hydrocortisone cream tonight and a bit of Sudocrem on top and you'll be amazed how much better it is tomorrow.

Another trick to take the swelling down is to apply a cotton wool ball soaked in hot water to it for a 30 seconds, then an ice cube for as long as you can bear. That reduces swelling.

Have a great party.

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 17:58:10

It's sore because the pus is trapped. Releasing it will reduce the swelling and the redness providing you use an antiseptic or a styptic pencil to seal the pin prick. It won't get infected if you are careful.

Whilst the pus is trapped below it will continue to make you look like Rudolph!

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 09-Jun-16 18:02:45

I'm on Tate's side on this.
I had a monster Rudolph spot on my nose a few weeks ago! I cleansed my face as usual in the shower, sterilised a needle and pierced it. Didn't even need to give it much of a squeeze to see pus confused Just kept squeezing gently until I saw blood, then applied neat tea tree oil. Left it until bed time, and then put sudocream on it. The swelling was completely gone by the next morning. Within a couple of days, whatever trace of that monster was left could be covered with concealer smile

Bumperstickers Thu 09-Jun-16 18:03:32

I really don't fancy sticking a needle in it tbh. I'm off down to supermarket to get some hydrocortisone cream and whatever else I can find.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Jun-16 18:05:37

Is this do on Saturday charging per head? grin
(sorry I know it's not a laughing matter)

SimplyNigella Thu 09-Jun-16 18:07:18

Clove oil is amazing but you need to dilute it into some form of carrier oil. It works the same on spots as it does on tooth ache- reduces pain, swelling and risk of infection. Amazing stuff.

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 18:07:19

I only get blind spots these days. All of 'em get pinned! I take no prisoners!

Redlocks28 Thu 09-Jun-16 18:11:26

It always makes me laugh when people suggest sticking a pin in it. With the huge spots I get-that is obviously the solution but it really doesnt always work with some deep under the skin spots that us sufferers get! It amuses me that people somehow think we wouldn't have the ability to think of trying to sort a spot with a needle!

Bumperstickers Thu 09-Jun-16 18:32:13

How do you even know what you are doing with a needle? If there was a huge head on the spot then I'd lance it but how do you do it otherwise? I wouldn't want to just randomly jab a needle in somewhere and I don't want to make things worse.

dragonsarebest Thu 09-Jun-16 18:41:24

First - hold a hot wet flannel on it for as long as you can to draw the pus and bring it to a head. Makes lancing so much easier. Then post-lance, apply TCP to area and put a blister plaster on it overnight. The blister plaster should suck anything out.

Those deep ones don't really respond to anything topical without help.

Indecisivejo Thu 09-Jun-16 19:19:42

I'm gonna disagree with everyone here lol, LEAVE IT ALONE. Don't touch it, squeeze it, pin it or put anything on it! Mine goes within few days if I just leave it. Whenever I try and do anything else my skin gets angry with me!

ElgartheCat Thu 09-Jun-16 19:35:11

You need to rename your thread with KLAXON in the title, and all the sporners will come and help you.

They are a terrifying but lovely lot who know tons about spot treatment.

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 19:48:31

At 50, I deem myself an experienced needler!

I use panoxyl which gets rid of blackheads and congested pores and spots with heads in -pimples.

I do still get those very deep, painful ones that are just a horrid hard lump under the skin. I used to squeeze the fuck out of them resulting in split skin, an infection and a horrible mess that may leave a crater!

Then I discovered that if you feel very carefully (wash hands with hibiscrub or waterless anti bacterial hand gel) I could feel the hardest part of the area and that is the epicentre of the volcano that lies within!

Using a sterilised fine needle or pin, you can easily pierce down to the core. You can actually feel the needle/pin surge forward as it reaches the pus filled sac or where all the poison is hiding. Withdraw needle/pin at the same angle and then you may either get a small spurt of pus or just a dot of blood or yellowy liquid/plasma.

Then you squeeze and the pus now has an exit tunnel caused by the needle/pin and the pus is released upwards and outwards in a gush. You must try and get it all out and see that the blood is visible indicating no more pus. An antiseptic such as TCP is great and if you follow it up with a stupid pencil you will stop the bleeding or ooze leaking as the alum clots the tiny pin prick wound.

The styptic pencil means you can apply make up afterwards and be assured that you won't get that awful cornflake crust you get from a squeezed spot.

Occasionally the blind spot may fill up with some more pus but it is usually only a tiny amount and you simply requests and then apply TCP/antiseptic and the alum stick again. Then it's gone for good.

I find using this method limits the amount of skin peeling and flaking that you can often get from topical creams etc.

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 19:50:16

Styptic not stupid

Tate15 Thu 09-Jun-16 19:50:58

Requests means resqueeze

Hoppinggreen Thu 09-Jun-16 19:54:21

Don't know if it works Tate but 10/10 for sporny descriptive writing !!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now