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Sunburn Blisters on Nose

Bidisha Mukherjee
You hate to see one or more sunburn blisters on nose, which is a prominent feature of your face. The skin around the blisters also turns red, and it looks ugly. Read this story to know what causes these blisters, and how to get rid of them.
Sunburn blisters erupt on the nose, when you are exposed to the sun for a prolonged period of time. They appear as fluid-filled bumps on the skin surface. These blisters are formed as the body tries to protect the damaged sunburned skin from infection so as to heal it fast.
You may see these blisters on your nose within one hour of sun exposure, or they may appear after a day. They are not just painful, but are itchy too. These symptoms cause so much of discomfort that you feel like breaking the blisters. However, you should avoid that, as it can damage the skin tissues.

How to Get Rid of Sunburn Blisters

When sun blisters on nose are not accompanied by any symptoms other than localized pain and itching, then it can be treated at home only. A few home remedies that can provide soothing relief to the affected nose are as follows:
Remedy #1: Cold compression is the best way to obtain a soothing relief from the painful symptoms of blisters. You can simply dilute some apple cider vinegar with ice-cold water, dip a soft cloth into this solution, and apply it gently over the blisters.
It will absorb the heat from the skin, and you can feel the burning sensation subside almost instantly. Moreover, malic acid of apple cider vinegar will also heal the damaging effects of sunburn.
Remedy #2: A combination of barley, yogurt, and turmeric serves as an excellent cure for the blisters. Take equal amounts of yogurt, turmeric, and barley, and mix them up properly to prepare a thick paste. 
Apply this paste generously on the nose in the form of a thin layer. Do not rub it on your nose, as it can cause bursting of the blisters. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes, and then wash off with cold water.
Remedy #3: Mix one teaspoon of buttermilk with two teaspoons of tomato juice. Apply it on the blisters, and leave it untouched for the next half an hour. Then wash off with water. This will alleviate the constant burning feeling, and will also ensure faster healing.
Remedy #4: Fresh aloe vera juice has a component named aloectin B, which boosts the immune system, and cures the blisters fast. Moreover, it moisturizes the sunburned skin really well. Take a stalk from aloe vera plant, extract the juice from it, and apply it directly on the sunburn blisters.
Remedy #5: Mix same quantity of honey and vinegar to prepare a mixture, and apply it on the nose blisters. This mixture should be applied daily to prevent infection on the blisters. This works because both these ingredients have excellent antibacterial properties.

Treating Sunburn on Nose

When the sunburn blisters are accompanied by other symptoms like fever, headache, nausea, upset stomach, etc., then you must visit a doctor for proper treatment. Doctors prescribe steroid creams, which have to be applied topically on the blisters to bring down the inflammation. The itchiness of the blisters can be controlled with the help of calamine lotion.
If it is a case of severe sunburn, then doctors may prescribe some medicated burn creams for the treatment of the sunburned skin. During the course of the treatment, the doctor will advise the patient to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. This is because, dehydration often aggravates the itchiness of the blisters due to sunburn.
After the blisters are successfully treated with all these medicines, the use of special skin creams with vitamins A and E as components for skin repair are recommended.
You can prevent sunburn blisters on nose or on any other part of the body by using a good quality sunscreen lotion with high SPF value. Apply this lotion generously on all the exposed parts of the body before going out in the sun. This will protect the skin from harmful effects of the ultraviolet radiation. You should also avoid spending long hours under direct sunlight.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this story is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.