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what causes scabs in nose

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry: Most of the time, the nose is crusty because it is dry. See an ENT for exam. Simple measures to help include nasal saline mist or nasal gel. Other pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry: Dry nasal passages. Low humidity. Picking nose. Certain drying meds (allergy). Diseases (Sjogren's). Try humidifier at home, increase water intake, ap ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ketan Desai
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: All nasal steroids, including nasonex, (mometasone) can lead to bleeding. Take a break or use intermittently, such as every other day. Break should b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: It would have been helpful to see it. Depending on when it appeared it could be impetigo, herpes, measles to mention few possibilities. Consult a phys ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds a lot: like classic SEBORRHEA .. There is specific treatment for this problem..Over the counter DANDRUFF shampoo may be helpful.. Hope this is helpful! Dr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It is likely a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Such cysts can rupture into the tissue or to the outside. It the cyst gets infected it could lea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection/dryness: This may be due to an infection in the nasal vestibule, where hair is located, or may also be due to dryness. Best to see your otolaryngologist fof ex ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Sounds like there might be two separate things going on.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Nose scab: Sometimes when the inside of our nose gets dry, you can get some breakdown and cracks in the fragile skin - that can cause irritation, mild bleeding a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Scab: Where exactly is this scab? Can you see it?

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