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A 17-year-old male asked:

The small skin coloured papule on the side of my nostril does not get bigger but when scratfhed it does bleed and won't go away. what could this be?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Unusual growth: At your age, there are a lot of reasons for things to appear on the face including acne, enlarged pores, etc. You may have a simple skin tag there that is excess skin that protrudes like a tag. It would bleed if traumatized. Get to a doc and have them remove it. It is simple and fairly painless procedure that will end your worries.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2013

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