Soothing solutions for redness after blackhead removal

Soothing solutions for redness after blackhead removal
Published on, 19 March, 2024. Answered by Dr. Sana Shafi Banday and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor

 

I attempted to remove a blackhead from my nose, but now it's very red. What should I do to alleviate the redness?

Hello

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Possible Cause:

 

 1. Skin Irritation: Attempting to extract a blackhead can irritate the skin, leading to redness and inflammation.

 

Recommendations:

 

 1.Gentle Care: Avoid further manipulation of the affected area and refrain from squeezing or picking at the skin.

 

 2. Cool Compress: Apply a cool compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the red area for a few minutes to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.

 

 3. Topical Treatment: Consider applying a gentle, soothing topical treatment such as aloe vera gel or a mild hydrocortisone cream to help calm the redness and irritation.

 

 4. Hydrate and Protect: Keep the skin hydrated by applying a non-comedogenic moisturizer, and protect it from further irritation by avoiding harsh skincare products and excessive sun exposure.

 

 5. Monitor for Improvement: Keep an eye on the redness, and if it persists or worsens, consider consulting a dermatologist for further evaluation and guidance on appropriate treatment options.

 

 

Thanks


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