A zit, or pimple, on the inside of your nose can be extremely painful. The swelling paired with the sensitive nerves on the inside of your nose can create an awkward position and painful inflammation that makes it difficult to get rid of. What's more, popping the zit improperly could result in long-term damage, further pain and infection. By ensuring that you're working with clean tools and a light hand, you can pop the zit properly and with minimal pain or chance for infection.
Take an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen about a half hour before you attempt to pop the zit inside of your nose. The inflammation around the pimple can make the skin inside of your nose extremely tender, and a pain relief medication can help dull the pain.
Head to a well-lit room with a magnifying mirror. You'll need to see clearly to pop the zit, especially with the tools and method you're using. Tilt the magnifying glass so you can see up your nose and clearly identify the zit.
Wash your hands well with antibacterial soap. Rub a basic sewing needle with rubbing alcohol, suggests Acne.org. You'll use it to pop the zit and you need to ensure it's clean and won't spread infection.
Insert the tip of the needle through the surface of the zit, suggests Dr. Mehmet Oz of "The Dr. Oz Show." Never squeeze the area around the zit. Squeezing a zit only damages the surrounding tissue. The top of the zit is already dead skin, so it's fine to prick it as long as you're using a clean instrument.
Inset a cotton swab and apply slight pressure on the area beside the popped zit. This will help drain the pus from the zit. Wipe the discharge away with the cotton swab.
Dab a small amount of antibacterial ointment on a clean cotton swab and brush it over the popped zit. This will help you fend off the germs that can cause infection and help speed the healing process.
Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor.