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Home Remedy for Ingrown Nose Hair

author image Casey Holley
Casey Holley is a medical writer who began working in the health and fitness industries in 1995, while still in high school. She has worked as a nutrition consultant and has written numerous health and wellness articles for various online publications. She has also served in the Navy and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
Home Remedy for Ingrown Nose Hair
Home Remedy for Ingrown Nose Hair

An ingrown nose hair can cause pain and itching in the nostril. A nose hair can become ingrown if you trim or remove nose hair and it curves around and begins to grow into the skin, which causes irritation. According to the University of Miami Health System, an ingrown hair usually heals on its own; however, there are ways to help the ingrown hair to heal faster and prevent problems, such as infection.

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Step 1

Place a clean towel in the hottest water you can stand. Wring the towel out so it is damp.

Step 2

Put the moist, warm towel on the outside of the affected nostril. Leave it there until the towel gets cool.

Step 3

Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the compress has been applied to the nostril for a total of 20 minutes.

Step 4

Wet the towel again and wring it out. Place a corner of the towel into the nostril and press it gently against the ingrown hair. Leave it on there until the towel cools off and then remove it.

Step 5

Moisten the towel again and place it back into the nostril. Gently rub the ingrown hair in a circular motion to try to release the ingrown hair.

Step 6

Apply triple antibiotic ointment to the affected nostril to minimize the risk of infection.

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