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How Can I Remove Nose Warts?

Nose warts can be a nuisance, but there are effective treatments available. Over-the-counter solutions, such as salicylic acid, can be applied carefully. For persistent cases, a dermatologist may recommend cryotherapy or laser removal. Always ensure you follow a professional's guidance to avoid skin damage. Wondering which method might be right for you? Let's examine the options together.
Autumn Rivers
Autumn Rivers

Nose warts may be harmless, but they tend to bother those who have them, because they are not usually considered attractive facial features. If you want to get rid of warts on your nose, then you have a few options. The most conventional choice is to see your doctor for treatment that may include prescription medication or minor surgery, such as cutting or burning off the warts. You also can try products made just for treating warts, which you usually can get without a prescription. Another option is to remove the warts with natural products that you may already have at home, such as tea tree oil or apple cider vinegar.

When you notice nose warts, you might question why you have them and whether they indicate any underlying health problems. The best resource to use is typically your doctor, because he can let you know if there are any complications associated with your warts; he may even be able to remove them for you. Some doctors choose to burn off or cut off warts but, despite being effective and fast, these treatment methods are often painful and can be expensive. If you prefer slower but less painful ways of treating warts, then you may be able to get a medication from your doctor that will take a few weeks to work. Liquid nitrogen is one common product that can get rid of nose warts within a few weeks of its application, so you may want to ask about such treatments that you can apply at home.

Tea tree oil may be used to remove nose warts.
Tea tree oil may be used to remove nose warts.

Many stores and websites also sell products that claim to get rid of warts, and you usually do not need a prescription for them. These are usually mixtures of various ingredients that may include herbs and medications that are strong enough to help warts disappear. Before you use this kind of product to eliminate nose warts, you should look at reviews to make sure they work and are considered safe. You also should consider asking your doctor about the product in question so he can let you know if he thinks it would work. The face is more sensitive than many other parts of the body, so it is important to ensure that the products you apply are not too harsh.

A doctor may be able to offer the best treatment options available for nose warts.
A doctor may be able to offer the best treatment options available for nose warts.

There are some remedies that you can try at home with products you might already have around the house. For example, you can apply apple cider vinegar to your nose a few times a day using a cotton swab. It may take a few days or even weeks, but the warts should eventually fall off. You can use tea tree oil the same way. What sets these two items apart from other treatments that can remove warts from other parts of the body is that they usually are gentle enough to use on facial skin, yet tough enough to combat nose warts.

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You can grate a wart yourself without the usage of surgical instruments. You need to inflame the wart first, by exposing it to raw garlic, and avoiding the surrounding skin as it may cause a burn. The burn on the surrounding skin can be pretty bad, up to the second degree, so you have to make sure that only the wart touches the garlic. You can keep the garlic on for a couple of minutes, which should be enough to cause a blister that should appear all over the wart in a couple of hours.

The blister will later form a scab. You can facilitate the inflammation process even further with shea butter, which will affect the wart deeper, and then leave it to dry and form a scab. Then try and remove the scab before it falls off by itself, thus exposing the unhealed surface. The unhealed surface will again form a scab while trying to heal, and you can remove it as well, and notice that the wart is getting smaller and smaller the more scabs you remove.

Thus, you can control this grating process, and make sure that you stop at the skin level, in order to avoid creating a dent in your nose. With this method, noticeable results can be achieved pretty much within a week. This worked for me, and I am very satisfied with the results. It makes a big difference.


@stonemason: Warts inside the nose are quite common. They are also known as a nasal papilloma. I've just had one removed. The best thing is to see a doctor.


I need help. I had a bad head cold and sinus problem about a month ago. I have what looks like a wart on left side end of nose toward tip. It was a sore to start with but now it looks horrible, have had cold sores before but nothing like this and it is problem that I am afraid to go out anywhere. I need help, please, if someone knows or can tell me something.


The problem with cryotherapy and other wart removal methods is that they can cause scarring. It's not so much of a problem when the wart is on the hand or foot, but if it's on the nose, a scar is going to be very apparent.

So I think that all natural remedies should be tried first, before resorting to surgical excision, cryotherapy or laser treatment. Salicyclic acid, for example, is a great way to remove warts. It takes a while but it's less likely to leave a huge scar.


@fify-- Are you sure that it's a wart? I've never heard of a wart inside the nostril. You should see your doctor to make sure that it's a wart.

It might actually be a cold sore inside the nose, which happens sometimes. Cold sores which are caused by herpes type 1 are viral, much like warts. Warts are caused by HPV or human papilloma virus. So some of the same remedies can be used to treat them but the difference is that cold sores will go away in two weeks, whereas warts remain. Both can spread if you don't pay attention to hygiene.

Vinegar and tea tree oil might burn the skin inside your nose, but you could try castor oil which has antiviral properties. If I were you though, I would just let my doctor take care of it. Cryotherapy is a great, new treatment that gets rid of warts in a few days. If what you have is a wart, then consider cryotherapy.


I noticed a bump inside my nose yesterday. I think it's a wart. It's inside, but just at the opening of the nostril, which is good for treatment. The problem is that I can't use duct tape and I'm afraid that vinegar or tea tree oil will cause irritation or allergies.

What should I do about this wart?

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    • Tea tree oil may be used to remove nose warts.
      By: Lucie Říhová
      Tea tree oil may be used to remove nose warts.
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      A doctor may be able to offer the best treatment options available for nose warts.
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      Apple cider vinegar might be helpful with removing warts.
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      Prescription medications may help remove nose warts.
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      Over-the-counter creams may effectively treat nose warts.