I'm about 50 years old and I still occasionally get pimples on my nose. Sometimes they are what I'd call "white-heads", pussy on the inside, and can easily be drained (spectacularly!) by external squeezing (probably not a good approach, but Fun!). Other times I get pimples that seem more like I'm leaking blood from inside my body. No puss, just blood. I don't have to do much if anything for them to drain. Just washing my face with a washcloth is enough to open them up, then they drain blood.
Are these two stages of the same thing, or different?
And what, if anything should I do about them? to prevent them? or after they erupt?
No, Accutane is not under consideration! :-)
RocketHealer (too old for nose pimples?) Jim++
Re: Pussy Nose Pimples vs Bloody Pimples?
Posted by Walt Stoll on February 27, 1999 at 11:29:48:
In Reply to: Pussy Nose Pimples vs Bloody Pimples? posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 26, 1999 at 11:33:47:
Hi, RocketHealer Jim.
Are these inside your nose or on the outside?
On the outside, where they look unpleasant!
Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 27, 1999 at 20:59:38:
In Reply to: Re: Pussy Nose Pimples vs Bloody Pimples? posted by Walt Stoll on February 27, 1999 at 11:29:48:
Sorry, I should have been more location-specific. It never occurred to me that such might occur inside.
Re: On the outside, where they look unpleasant!
Posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 1999 at 10:18:47:
In Reply to: On the outside, where they look unpleasant! posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 27, 1999 at 20:59:38:
Hi, RocketHealer Jim.
At your age, this could be an early form of Rosacea. One hopes not.
If it is not, your best bet (until you become a successful student of wellness---at which time they will be a thing of the past) is to look for the early signs of their appearance and immediately start applying hot compresses.
Use water with a little antibacterial soap (Phase III, Safeguard, Dial, P-300, etc.) in it; soak a washcloth with as hot a water as you can stand. Apply it to the area till it is not feeling uncomfortable and refresh the heat.
Keep the application as hot as you can stand for about 5 minutes & repeat it as often as every hour (at least 4-5 times a day. You will find that it will be gone within 24 hours and never get to the stage where it is unsightly.
Squeezing is NOT a good idea in this area since the lymphatic and venous drainage is directly back into the brain and can cause venous sinus thrombosis which is NOT a good thing. The triangular area from the bridge of the nose to the lateral angles of the mouth drain that way (including the chin).
Let us know how you do.
They occur right after I eat more Fat than usual
Posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 28, 1999 at 22:29:54:
In Reply to: Re: On the outside, where they look unpleasant! posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 1999 at 10:18:47:
Thanks for the advice on the hot compresses. That makes a lot of sense.
I had not heard about the lymph drainage system back into the sinuses as you described it. I have all sorts of sinus problems, so I sure don't need any more.
The only thing that I've really noticed about the occurrence of these pimples (white or bloody) is that they seem to correlate with my eating more fat than usual. Them my skin gets very oily overnight and the pimples pop up like mushrooms (overnight).
Re: They occur right after I eat more Fat than usual (Clarification)
Posted by Walt Stoll on March 01, 1999 at 10:23:39:
In Reply to: They occur right after I eat more Fat than usual posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on February 28, 1999 at 22:29:54:
Dear RocketHealer Jim,
The CAVERNOUS SINUS is a network of veins & lymph channels that surround the base of the brain. They have nothing to do with the "sinuses" you are talking about. The reason for their importance is that infection in that area is directly applied to the brain.
The fat relationship to the problem tells me that you might be able to prevent them with the essential oils described on the homepage of this 'site. Those oils are necessary for the normal metabolism of fats and if you are deficient, any increase in fat intake will result in your body trying to excrete fat in one of the very few ways it can: through the sebaceous glands of the face.