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A 25-year-old male asked:

No insurance, for the last 6 months i have had bloody scab / boogers in my nose, everyday. could this be blood pressure, dry air, drinking? thanks.

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Could be all those: Get some Bacitracin ointment over the counter and 3 times a day, with a clean finger, schmeer it inside both nostrils. Do that for 2 weeks. Do not pick your nose, do not use saline (it wets but has no therapeutic value). Blow your nose very little. At some point you do need to have an ENT doctor look if it continues.
Dr. Al Pokorny
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Dry air, likely: It is likely that your mucous membranes are dry. A nasal moisturizer such as ponaris or glycerin will probably help. Saline rinses may also help. If not, you should see an otolaryngologist, as somewtimes these symptoms can be caused by a staph infection, or other more serious disorders, even cancers.

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