Raw skin in and around the nose can be treated by staying hydrated, using a vaporizer or humidifier in the home, and using a high quality moisturizer, according to HowStuffWorks. If the irritation is due to a runny nose from colds or allergies, using lotion-infused tissues can also help.Continue Reading
Dry winter air, allergies and colds can cause the delicate tissue inside and around the nose to redden, crack and chap, explains WebMD. To reduce the discomfort and prevent a secondary infection, it's important to stay hydrated and keep the tissue moist.
Staying hydrated keeps mucous membranes moist from within, states HowStuffWorks. Water and herbal teas are some of the best choices, as they don't contain caffeine, which is a diuretic. Doubling daily fluid intake, especially when ill, is important.
Using a humidifier or vaporizer moisturizes dry air in the home or office, notes HowStuffWorks. However, it's important to use them properly and clean them well. Humidifiers must be cleaned regularly to prevent bacteria and mold from building up on the surfaces of the unit. Vaporizers can cause burns if tipped over, and should be used with caution around children and pets.
Finally, using a good moisturizer helps heal chapped skin, explains WebMD. While petroleum jelly is popular, it can clog the skin and prevent glands from secreting oil. Use a water-based moisturizer instead, reapplying frequently.Learn more about Wounds & Bruises
Keeping the nasal passages moist by showering, using a humidifier or vaporizer, breathing in steam from a pot of hot water, using saline sprays and drops, and flushing the nasal passages with salt water using a neti pot or syringe are some home remedies for nasal congestion, states WebMD. Drinking plain water, juice, clear broths and warm lemon water with honey all loosen congestion, states the Mayo Clinic.Full Answer >
Decubitus ulcers are skin wounds that mainly occur when the skin fails to receive enough blood supply due to prolonged pressure over the area, according to MedlinePlus. Also known as pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers may result from malnutrition, conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, conditions that hinder blood supply such as vascular disease, prolonged stays in bed and prolonged wheelchair use. Other possible causes of decubitus ulcers include skin fragility and bowel incontinence.Full Answer >
Home treatments for bruised skin include applying ice to lessen pain and swelling, compression to reduce swelling, massaging or rubbing the area to promote blood flow, and elevating the bruised body part, explains WebMD. Rest, taking over-the-counter pain relievers and applying arnica may also reduce discomfort.Full Answer >
Home treatment for bruising involves applying ice with a wash cloth covering the skin for 15 minutes several times within the first 48 hours, elevating the bruised area, and resting it properly, states WebMD. It helps to take pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen, if the bruise is painful.Full Answer >