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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have been having irritation around my nose and on my nose itself...it itches me and its fairer than my face

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Not uncommon: The trigger for this irritation can be many things. Allergies, nasal mucus that becomes contaminated with skin germs, the debris off your fingers, etc. A habit of itching this can also lead to a cycle of itch/scratch/itch. Newly healing skin tents to be fair because the pigment producing cells in the deeper layers take time to even up skin tome.
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Last updated Aug 21, 2017


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