Spot on nose can mean different things. Whether inside nose or on the bridge of nose, these spots can be irritating or a sign of an infection inside nose. A red or dark pimple could appear after a nose piercing or could be caused by cancer. Understanding the underlying cause of the spots is very important in removal and getting rid of these spots.
Spot on nose under skin meaning
Spots on nose under the skin may mean a lot of different things. The human body is made up of very many tiny pores that occur on the surface of the skin. This pores, tiny opening are what houses the hair follicles. Sebaceous glands which produce sebum that keep our skin moist and the hair strand lubricated occur just underneath the hair follicles.
Poor hygiene or applying too much facial makeup may lead to the blocking of these pores. Continues blocking of the hair follicle by the sebum produced by the sebaceous gland may lead to the formation of a pimple like a spot on the skin. These bumps are known as a sebaceous cyst, though common on the face, the can occur on any part of the body with sebaceous glands.
A spot on nose under the skin may therefore mean you simply have a sebaceous cyst. These bumps are small cyst typically not painful when larger they can range from uncomfortable to considerably painful. When occurring in places such as the neck or face, the sebaceous cyst is known to cause pressure and pain. The content composition of this bump is often white flakes of keratin, a key element that makes up the skin and nails.
The other possible cause of spot on nose under the skin could be a blind pimple. Also called a closed comedome, a blind pimple is an under a skin pimple with no head. Unlike another acne bump, these bumps do not often come to head. According to a New York dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelmann, a blind pimple is more painful than an ordinary pimple or skin bumps. Painful spot on nose under the skin with this characteristic can therefore mean the spot is a blind pimple.
From these two examples, it is true to say that the meaning of a spot on the nose will vary depending on what the underlying cause of the spot is. Dr. Firas Al-Niami a medical director at skin group says that the appearance of spots may not necessarily mean you have acne, he continues that, at times, the location and type of spot on the face can point towards a particular diagnosis.
Spots on the face could, therefore, be diagnosed to mean the following:
- Spots on chin and jaw could be diagnosed to signal hormonal changes and fluctuation in the body. this can be due to stress of normal body processes such as puberty and menstruation
- When the spots are appearing on or around mouth, this can signal a condition known as peril-oral-dermatitis
- According to a British skin foundation spokesperson, certain hair styling products such as oil and waxes can cause forehead acne (pimples) this can either be black or white bumps
- On your cheeks, Dr. Ajali mahto says this kind of pimples can be caused simple things such as placing your phone against your cheeks. He says that placing your phone on your cheek activates the oil producing glands (sebaceous glands). The combination of the heat produced by the phone and the bacteria contained on the phone, this could lead to acne.
- Spots or breakout spreading to the neck could be a clear sign that your body is fighting an infection or illness.
With all these possibilities, it is true to say that spots, cysts, and bumps on the face should not be taken lightly. Urgent medical diagnosis is required to not only prevent the spread of the bumps to other parts of the body but also treat the underlying cause to stop the spots from recurring in the future.
Spot on inside of nose
Just like on the surface of the nose, a spot can appear on inside of the nose. This spots can be painful, itchy and irritating especial when popped or touched with hand. Spots inside of nose will vary in size, and color depending on what the underlying cause is. For some people a pimple can be red, for others it would be white, it could be large or small but the sure thing among most of them is that they can be painful and annoying to have.
Inside of nose, a spot could be caused by the following:
- Clogging of the hair follicles inside the nose. This can be caused by the over secretion of sebum by the sebaceous glands which can be triggered by hormonal fluctuation. Bumps, spots or a pimple inside of nose due to hormonal fluctuation can be seen in puberty, during menstruation cycles and early stages of pregnancy.
- Stress and anxiety are also believed to be a possible cause of these bumps. Different medical and scientific research shows that stress interferes with the normal functioning of the body. When stress, normal functions such as excretion, nervous system and normal function of the brain are disrupted. So yes, that annoying spot inside of nose could be caused by stress, when this is the case, you will need to adopt some relaxing techniques to keep things under control.
- Applying a lot of make such as foundation cosmetic is the other possible cause of the spots. Blackheads and whiteheads or acne bump forms when you skin pores become clogged with this kind of makeups, what follows is that the pores may accumulate sebum, dead skin cells and dirt from the skin to form painful and irritating under skin spots. That is way, most skin care professional will advise against going to bed without rinsing off your skin of any kind of makeup. A regular face exfoliation can really be of help.
- A nose bump inside of nose can also be a sign of vitamin deficiency. Lack of vitamin A and E is believed to be an underlying cause of acne. More research is still underway to try and explain this.
Spot on nose piercing
Piercing has been done for long now for beauty purposes. Nose, lip and ear piercing are the common forms of piercing among not only the youths but also older people. But did you know that you could develop painful spots on the nose after the piercing?
Poor aftercare or lack of it could lead to the piercing getting infected. Bacterial infection around the piercing is what could lead to the formation of painful bumps or spots. An infection occurs when:
- The piercing was not done correctly
- The ring was of poor quality or become reactive to your skin forming a wound
- You pick up an infection by touching the pierced nose with dirty hands that contain germs and other pathogens
- You remove the nose ring before the wound heals completely
Depending on how severe the infection is, spot on nose piercing can be life threatening, the spot can be large, itchy and irritating. If you notice any kind of abnormality after having a nose piercing, please report it immediately to your piercer or seek immediate medical attention from a professional healthcare provider.
Spot on nose cancer
It would be very important for you to have a doctor possibly a dermatologist examine any kind of spot that develops on the skin and last for more than a week. A spot on the nose can at times be caused by cancer. There are different warning signs that you could be having a skin cancer.
There are different type of skin cancer, with each one of them having varying signs and symptoms. A common type of skin cancer that could be causing the spot no only on the nose but also on other parts of the face and the entire body will include:
- Melanoma is a tumor of melanin-forming cells, it is typically a malignant tumor associated with skin cancer
- Basal cell carcinoma, unlike melanoma, this form of skin cancer begins in the basal cell, a type of cell within the skin that produces new skin cells as old ones die off. It appears as s slightly transparent bump on skin though it is possible it could take other forms
- Squamous cell carcinoma also called squamous cell cancer, this form of skin cancer begins from squamous cells in the skin, and long exposure to strong sunlight without skin protection is a common cause of this type of cancer.
Red spots on nose broken blood vessel keeps bleeding
When a nose piercing is not done right, it is possible for one to develop red spots on the nose as a result of broken blood vessels that keeps bleeding. When a blood vessel bursts. A small amount of blood escapes from the vessel into the body. This blood may show up or accumulate just beneath the surface of the skin.
You could have broken blood vessel for a different reason. The common reason is however found to be as a result of an injury. Broken blood vessels can keep bleeding into the skin due to the following reasons:
- Allergic reaction
- Autoimmune disorders
- Medication side effects
- Radiation side effects among other causes
If the wound keeps bleeding especially after having a nose piercing, this should be reported to a professional healthcare provider as soon as possible. Make sure to keep the wound clean and avoid touching it with dirty hand to minimize the risk of spreading the infection.
Dark spot on Nose Bridge
Though from our discussion above we have listed cancer as possible cause of nose spot that should not worry you when you notice dark spots on Nose Bridge. Though it is true the dark spots could be cancer that can only be conclusively accessed by a proper medical diagnosis.
A dark spot on Nose Bridge can also be as a result of acne (a condition marked by the occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands). If acne is the underlying cause of the spot, then the dark spot on Nose Bridge could more than likely be a blackhead. A blackhead is defined as a plug of sebum in the hair follicle darkened by oxidation.
Dark spot on nose pigmentation
Unlike when appearing on the nose, dark spot on nose pigmentation can be a possible sign of melanoma. Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing was known as melanocytes.
The primary cause of this form of cancer is ultraviolet light exposure. It is common in people with low levels of skin pigment. The ultraviolet rays can be from the sun or other sources such as tanning devices. In women, these spots are common on the legs whereas in men they appear on the back. They can, however, appear on any part of the body.
White spot on nose, not pimple
A white spot on the nose that is not a pimple could most likely be a milia bump. Milia are white hard raised bumps that appear on the skin. They are small in size and are often not painful, neither do they itch. They are common around eyes, on the cheek, around the nose, and on the forehead. Though annoying, these bumps are harmless.
Sore spot on nose under skin
Having a sore spot on nose under the skin can be very annoying and discomforting. Most people would want to pass this kind of spots as just being minor. The daily mail UK once published a story about a 59 years old Joy Yaffe who noticed this spots start to appear on the right side of her nose.
She never thought of them as being serious, she regarded them as minor and covered them with a cleanser. She said she was suppressed to have the blemish as her skin was usually clear. Thanks to a fastidious skin care routine, the pimple disappeared within a week, the zit comes back again after six months on exactly the same spot then disappeared again. Some month the same year, the pimple appeared again, on the same spot it had the previous two times.
The third time the zit appeared was different, instead of vanishing like it had the previous two times, it started changing appearance. After two days, it changed the texture, appeared scaly and strange. This time, even her most effective concealers could not manage to cover it up.
After a medical inspection, the doctor who observed Joy suspected that the apparent spot was actually a squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer after basal cell carcinoma. After all those appearances of the spot on nose, it never occurred to her that she could be having a potential life threatening condition.
What we learn from Joy’s story is that you should not under any circumstance assume any unexplained spot on your skin. Unlike Joy’s painless spots, sore spot on nose under or on the surface of the skin will require immediately medical attention. Early diagnosis, medical examination, and treatment are required. This way you are able to minimize the risk of the spots recurring or underlying infection causing the spots spreading to other parts of the body.
Spot on nose under skin removal
Bumps or spots on nose under the skin can be removed as a form of treatment. Removal of these spots is done when the lump on nose become large, painful and irritating. Though most of these bumps are often harmless, they can be detrimental to a person’s self-esteem. They conspicuous appearance on the nose may harm a person’s appearance.
Depending on what the underlying cause of the bump are, you can choose to remove them by either scrapping them off or draining popping them by draining their content out. Draining a skin bump can be painful and when not done correctly could not only leave you with a scar but all increases the chances of you picking up a skin infection. Here are is how you can remove a spot on the nose:
- Stick a sterilized needle or pin into the bump until you feel it hit the sack of pus. This should be done gently to avoid damaging the skin or lead to the formation of a wound. After doing that, withdraw the needle then squeeze the bump with your fingers (use your thumb and the first finger).
- Squeezing to drain a bump should be performed gently. Do not hold your fingers in the same position for long, make sure to shift the position of the fingers from 3-9 and 6-12. This process is not for the faint hearted, you need to drain the content of the bump until you start to see blood, clean the wound with an antiseptic solution and cover it with a clean cotton bandage.
- If you have to remove a spot under nose skin for another person, different precaution should be taken. For starter, you need to make sure you are wearing antiseptic gloves before you start to drain the bump, you also need to avoid sharing the draining equipment such as the needle or the pin, and finally if you have to drain the bumps for more than two people, be sure to use clean and different surgical gloves for each one of them.
How to get rid of spot on nose
The right way to treat a spot on nose is by first establishing what the underlying cause of the spot is, when that is done, you dermatology will prescribe drugs and treatment option for the underlying cause of the spot as well as treatment to relieve some of the symptoms caused by the bump such as itching, inflammation, and swelling.
To get rid of a spot on nose, you could try the following options:
- Calamine lotion is prescribed by most dermatologist for its soothing and protective qualities. It is good for the pain, itching, and discomfort. It can be allergic, so avoid using it if your skin is allergic to any of the components of calamine.
- Witch hazel contains anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties that could serve well in getting rid of the itching and inflammation associated with most bumps on face
- Hydrocortisone cream can be used in place of calamine lotion or together with calamine lotion
- Salicylic acid which is a good option for shrinking and reducing the size of large spots on nose
- Clove oil is a natural remedy that could help relieve symptoms such as itching, irritation, and inflammation.
Sources and references
- Annoying spots on your nose? it may be cancer: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2409499/Annoying-spot-nose-It-cancer.html
- Face mapping: what are your spots telling you: http://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/skincare-and-fragrances/2013041912171/face-mapping-decoding-spots-health/
- Causes of ear piercing infection: http://treatpanel.com/infected-lip-piercing-pictures-infant-clean-treat-get-rid/
- Pimple inside nose: http://www.healthline.com/health/pimple-inside-nose#overview1
- What your spots mean: a step by step break down of the breakouts: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/08/21/what-your-spots-mean_n_8020392.html