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Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes patches of red, dry, and itchy skin. There are several different types of eczema which affect various areas of the body, as well as several factors at what causes it. Unfortunately, much to the discomfort and embarrassment of some people, eczema can also develop on the face — including on or around the nose.
Read on to discover everything you need to know about eczema on the nose and how you can start treating it naturally.
Please keep in mind that although what we discuss in this post can relieve eczema, we are in no way medical professionals. If you’re experiencing severe eczema symptoms like an infection, it is best to seek medical advice immediately.
What is Nose Eczema?
Eczema on or around the nose is most likely a result of seborrheic dermatitis. This is a type of eczema that affects areas where there are a lot of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands, such as the scalp, upper back, and nose.
However, atopic dermatitis can also form on the face including the nose. Normally these forms of eczema tend to appear as red, itchy or flaky.
Symptoms of Eczema on the Nose
Eczema on the nose is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Itching or burning sensation
- Dry, sensitive skin with rough or scaly patches
- Red, inflamed skin
- Oozing or crusting
- Greasy or swollen skin
- White or yellowish crusty flakes
Relentless scratching can cause the affected skin to become darker and develop a thicker or leathery texture. If scratching causes the skin to crack or bleed, the damaged skin barrier is more vulnerable to viruses or bacteria. Infection such as staph infection can occur as well if left untreated.
How to Treat Eczema Around Nose
While nose eczema can be a cause of embarrassment, it’s impossible and unrealistic to hide you or your little one’s face from the public at all times. Thankfully, however, there are some products and protective clothing you can use to treat or reduce symptoms so that the eczema is more manageable.
As you can imagine, when dealing with facial eczema, using gentle and natural products is more important than ever. To find a product that works for your sensitive skin, the first step is to research harmful ingredients so that you know what to look out for when reading labels.
Chemicals or toxins found in some skincare products can cause burning, stinging or other negative reactions. See our recommendations below on our top treatments for eczema on the nose.
Natural Skincare for Nose Eczema
Mother’s Healing Balm – This herbal treatment for eczema, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis uses hemp oil, calendula, witch hazel, lavender and marshmallow to reduce inflammation and help moisturize skin. It also contains virgin sesame oil which contains high levels of zinc, known for helping repair the skin.
EczeHerbal Colloidal Oatmeal Eczema Cream – This cream is perfect for eczema on the face because of its natural and non-toxic ingredients. Combining Chinese herbs and 2% colloidal oatmeal, it’s excellent for reducing itchy skin and inflammation. This natural cream also uses aloe vera to help cool skin long after application.
Organic Calendula Face Wash – Calendula, seaweed and a blend of soothing herbs, soothe inflamed skin in this organic face wash. The gel-like consistency will not strip your skin of moisture as so many cleansers do. The best part? One pump of this stuff can clean an entire face, allowing you to use less product and save money overtime.
Organic Aloe Vera for Eczema Skin Soothing Spray – Enjoy the cooling and refreshing affects of this soothing spray. Great for anywhere on the body — including the face! Also, if you are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, the non-greasy formula of this spray can help relieve an itchy or damp scalp.
Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream – Soft and creamy, this oil-based balm does not burn or sting. Made with just six ingredients – including anti-inflammatory Manuka honey – it’s sure to moisturize even the driest of skin. Simply apply a thin layer over the nose either during the day or overnight to help moisturize and repair skin.
How do you deal with eczema on or around your nose? Let us know in the comments below!
Laura is a contributor and content developer for It’s An Itchy Little World. She is in no way a medical professional. Her comments, suggestions, and reflections are not intended to replace any medical advice. Always seek the help of a medical professional before undertaking any diet or lifestyle changes. Please see It’s An Itchy Little World’s disclaimer for information about affiliate links and more.