It may be easy to deal with cuts occurring in the body parts you can easily spot. However, cuts inside the nose can be a difficult issue. Nose is not only sensitive, but also has the parts which are enclosed and have limited air supply. Hence, cuts and other injuries occurring inside the nose are not always easy to treat. Although seems less possible than any other body parts, nose and nose lining are prone to cuts and scratch.
What causes nose cuts?
Cut or slit inside the nose is mostly caused by careless nose picking. Picking the nose too frequently might irritate nose lining, resulting in cuts or slits which may or may not end up in bleeding. Careless nose picking—picking the nose using sharp objects or nails, for instance, also trigger painful unintentional cuts. However, many people also experience inner nasal cuts caused by dry weather. Dry climate causes the nose lining to over dry, which ends up in cracks and cuts which is painful. This over dried nasal lining also happens when someone is suffering from bad flu, which requires a lot of sneezing, congestion, and terrible runny nose.
How to heal a cut inside your nose
Healing a cut located inside the nose might not always be easy, not only because of the invisible location, but also the tendency that once the formed scabs fall off, the cuts will start to bleed again. Hence, healing process usually requires a long period, especially if the wound is caused by an extremely dry weather. To heal the wound completely and thoroughly, persistence and patience are needed, and one of these methods can be performed:
Stop the bleeding
Bleeding is a normal process in wound healing. Before applying any medications on the injured areas, you will need to stop existing bleeding first. To do this, wash your hands and put a clean dry tissue into the nostril to absorb running blood. Elevate your head to minimize the bleeding.
Rinse the wound
Use nasal saline solution to deeply clean the wound. To make a nasal saline solution, mix a cup of lukewarm water with a teaspoon salt and stir. Afterwards, pour a tablespoon of the solution into the cut nostril, after tilting your head back. Squirt the solution onto a paper towel. Do this several time, but with considerable power, making sure you do not blow your ears.
Apply an antibiotic ointment
Since it is not easy to directly see the exact location of any nasal wounds, you will need to feel it. When you discover the injured area, put a dab of an antibiotic ointment to a cotton swab and carefully apply it onto the cut. Do this at night before bed, and reapply in the morning if the cut still hurts.
Stop picking the nose
After several treatments, scabs will form on the cut area. Do not do any attempts to pick these scabs, as it may inhibit healing process and causes the cut to bleed anew. If you feel terrible itching, soak a cotton swab into a warm water and immediately calm the cut nose by applying the warm water.
Prevent the nose lining for over drying
Dry weather, bad flu, and allergies contribute to over drying nose lining, which ends up in cracks, slits, or cuts. To avoid this, apply a little amount of the organic virgin coconut oil to the drying nostrils. Coconut oil is a natural remedy for dry skin, and safe to be applied even in sensitive areas. Re-apply whenever you feel the nose linings are too dry. Coconut oil treatment is also safe to be applied onto the cut nose lining. Put some in a tip of a cotton swab and dab it onto the wounded area. When taking a bath, rinse the nose lining with cool water to remove any debris and allergen coming from the air.
See the doctor if the wound lasts for more than a week
Nose is a part of the body with a very good blood circulation. Hence, a wound happening to this part should heal within days. See a doctor to get professional advice’s and medications if cuts last for more than a week to avoid unnoticed infection.