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what causes sores inside your nose

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Lots of stuff: Could be anything from allergic rhinitis to cold sores to mrsa. Start with over the counter antihistamine and nasal saline spay daily. If after a few ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Leave it alone: Pustules can occur anywhere, usually from a blocked hair follicle or duct. It is best not to try and squeeze them as that can inject bacteria into the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Cohenuram
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Periodic nosebleeds: Possible staph aureus colonization and bleeding from site of infection. Are you bleeding or bruising anywhere else? If not unlikely true bleeding pro ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How long?: Has this been happening for weeks? Have you been using OTC decongestant sprays for many days on your nose? Have you been near anyone with a cold with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Many causes: From dryness to infection. I would put some antibiotic ointment in your nostrils each day in the morning and evening, and see if it gets better in a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Possibly herpes: Possibly oral herpes (hsv) also known as a fever blister. Another possibility is a canker sore which is different from hsv. Hsv should be treated with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Fungal infection?: Or allergy to something you ate or drank? If it persists and you can't figure it out, see your dentist to try to determine the cause.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: The pimples or pustules inside the nostrils are caused by infections with staph or sreptococcal bacteria it is called folliculitis and can be treated ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Lots: Allergies to foods or medications, viral infection, sunburn, burn (food), fever... And the list could continue. If it persists, and cannot detect th ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A number of causes: A number of conditions such as trauma to the tongue, viral and bacterial infections, and some autoimmune conditions may cause blisters. I recommend y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Staph: Probably a superficial staph infection. I would try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostril several times today and see if that makes it better. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually infection: Dryness is a possibility and is treated with saline spray to cleanse followed by saline gel or sesame oil. Sometimes the hair follicles or lining ins ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Nerve stimulation: It being cold enough to stimulate the nerves in that area to elicit a painful response. There are different kinds of nerve receptors in our body to a ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Can't be sure. : What have you done to it? Taken? Had to drink? Had to eat? Need lots more information to guess at your particular concern. See your dentist for an eva ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Pimples or herpes: Yep. Either you pick your nose when you're stressed or you have a breakout of herpes. Try and get them looked at one time when they're in full bloom - ... 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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Virus: Most ulcers in the nose and mouth are caused by viruses, and resolve in 5-10 days. They often recur.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Allergy: Reaction to a food or drink that you had.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Can cause fever blisters. Cold sore at the corner of mouth could be due to dry air, .
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
Aphthous stomatitis : You are describing a classic case of aphthous stomatitis .Please get a checkup asap to check on your immune system .. This situation could be associa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
the caruncle: Can be red normally, but it can become inflammed from dry eyes, infection of the lids, tear drainage system or even from nasal/sinus related infecti ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Itchy Nose: There are a few conditions that may cause an itchy nose. They include: the common cold, allergies or hay fever. If you have an itchy nose but do n ... Read More
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