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I have been dealing with allergies for a week w/lots of blowing & now my nose is red & look like clear blisters. It's only on one side and it's painfu?

I have been dealing with allergies for a week w/lots of blowing & now my nose is red & look like clear blisters. It's only on one side and it's painfu?

Nasal blisters: You may have developed nasal herpes or secondary bacterial infection try using antibiotic ointment like neosporin on nose lesions. If this gets worse you should be seen by your doctor to be sure this is not a spreading infection e.g. Staphylococcus. Herpes lesions are usually self limiting and take two weeks or so to heal, but it should not be spreading. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

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I had a cold and was blowing my nose a lot. Now there is a bump under one nostril. It has blisters on it. What could it be?

I had a cold and was blowing my nose a lot. Now there is a bump under one nostril. It has blisters on it. What could it be?

Infection staph or h: This ocudl be a staph infection or a herpes simplex infection. Your physician can evaluate you or have you see a specialist if necessary ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a few days and I have been blowing my nose a lot and now I have what looks like cold sore blisters below my nose. What can it be?

I have had a cold for a few days and I have been blowing my nose a lot and now I have what looks like cold sore blisters below my nose. What can it be?

Sore nose: This sounds like abrasions from blowing your nose so much with superficial skin breakdown. There may be a mild superficial localized infection in the skin. A topical antibiotic like neosporin or Bacitracin 2-3 times a day should clear it. If it gets worse, then go see your doctor or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is nose blister?

What is nose blister?

Many causes: This can be caused by many diseases. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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Can I pop a nose blister?

Can I pop a nose blister?

Nose: Popping does carry risk of infection resulting in serious problems. Avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a blister on your nose?

Is it normal to get a blister on your nose?

No: It could be a viral blister, or a bacterial infection like impetigo. It is best to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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How long does a nose blister last for and how long does it take to go away?

How long does a nose blister last for and how long does it take to go away?

Same question?: Unless I am way too tired for my own good at nearly 3 AM I think you are asking the exact same question into different ways are you not? Nose blistersare no different from any other type of blister and the duration to heal is dependent upon each individual. If you simply keep the blister clean with soap and water (Assuming it is not a complicated or infected abscess) then, it should heal quickly. ...Read more

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Have blister looking in my nose what should I do?

Have blister looking in my nose what should I do?

Seek treatment: The blister may be the source of infection. See you doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have blisters on nose, what is it, treatment?

I have blisters on nose, what is it, treatment?

It is not common: To get blisters on nose, I would wonder if this is a viral infection like herpes, or sun damage. Would need to see dermatologist ...Read more

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Looks like a blister inside my nose what can I do?

Looks like a blister inside my nose what can I do?

Try these: Clean with peroxide twice a day then apply abreva and neosporin (check with pharmacist if ok to apply inside mucosa /nose). If it worsens, go see your dr for stronger meds. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Can water blisters spread to my nose? I was itching my nose and now I think they may have spread.

Can water blisters spread to my nose? I was itching my nose and now I think they may have spread.

It depends...: It depends what you mean by water blisters.

A blister from friction, as you might get on your hand after a lot of digging with a shovel without gloves, is not transmissible.

Vesicles, tiny fluid filled bubbles on the skin, from viral infections, however can spread. Be careful. Wash your hands frequently. Cover the area, and try not to touch your face (esp. Nose, eyes, mouth). ...Read more

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I have a white blister on my nose with redness around it. It's been there for almost 20 yrs the redness seems to be getting worse?

I have a white blister on my nose with redness around it. It's been there for almost 20 yrs the redness seems to be getting worse?

Should be evaluated: If you have had this lesion for 20 years and it it changing for the worse, you should have it examined. A dermatologist would be the best route to go, as he/she can biopsy the lesion-if necessary-to definitively make a diagnosis and treat. ...Read more

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Bumps that turned into blisters on nose that are reoccuring and are not painful open sores that used to puss. Painful?

Bumps that turned into blisters on nose that are reoccuring and are not painful open sores that used to puss. Painful?

Skin eruptions: This could be herpes infection with recurrence or could be bacterial infection. You would have to be carefully examined and these lesions perhaps cultured and/or examined under the microscope. Go and see a doctor and get this taken care of because if bacterial this could turn very severe very quickly. ...Read more

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My 2 yr old son woke up with a blister on the outside of his nose, it scabbed over and another formed and has just kept repeating. The outside of his?

My 2 yr old son woke up with a blister on the outside of his nose, it scabbed over and another formed and has just kept repeating. The outside of his?

See MD: Sorry your son isn't feeling well. If the crusts /scabs are honey colored this may be impetigo. If the lesions are truly blisters which are fluid filled this may be Herpes Simplex Virus. Please get a full exam for your son a culture can be taken if there is any question to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have skin on my nose that keeps oozing, what could it be? About every 3 or 4 months I get a patch of skin on my nose that starts to ooz badly, it's not always the exact same area of skin, it oozes clear liquid and then it seems to kind of blister and th

I have skin on my nose that keeps oozing, what could it be? About every 3 or 4 months I get a patch of skin on my nose that starts to ooz badly, it's not always the exact same area of skin, it oozes clear liquid and then it seems to kind of blister and th

It: It sounds like an infectious etiology. Perhaps you are dealing with impetigo, which is a bacterial skin infection. It causes sores that often break open, ooze fluid, and then develop a yellow to brown crust. They are most commonly found around the mouth and nose. It can recur.
If this occurs again you can try an over the counter anti-bacterial cream to the affected area two to three times a day. Finally, this may not be the iisue at all, it is always a good idea to let your doctor evaluate you, make a diagnosis, and treat.
Take care. ...Read more

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What causes a blister inside the nose and swollen gland in the neck?

Infection: You may have a staph infection in your nose. The swollen gland in your neck is a reaction to the infection in your nose. Seek immediate help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever blister in between my lip and nose. On the skin. Just appeared.?

Fever blister in between my lip and nose. On the skin. Just appeared.?

Confirm Dx, get Rx: Are you sure it's a fever blister (oral herpes)? Had it previously with the same symptoms? If so, then pretty sure you have it again. If new, see a doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis. Effective treatment can speed healing of recurrent oral herpes, and it only requres a single dose of drug (valacyclovir), but must be taken within 1-2 days of onset. Either way, call or see doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have red blisters' with pus coming out of them' on the tip of my nose what could that be?

I have red blisters' with pus coming out of them' on the tip of my nose what could that be?

Bullous impetigo: Bullous (blistering) impetigo is most commonly due to staphylococcus aureus skin infection.
Other less likely causes include strep pyogenes, varicella (chicken pox), or zoster (shingles). ...Read more

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Several fluid filled blisters that have popped on the bridge of nose going to tip- very painful, red and itchy.

Several fluid filled blisters that have popped on the bridge of nose going to tip- very painful, red and itchy.

See doctor now: If this occurs only on one side of the nose, see your doctor to get treated immediately since it may be from shingles which can cause blindness if not treated timely. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a blister/wart on my nose, it's been there for 3 years. I am tempted to pop it, what is it and how should it be removed?

I have what looks like a blister/wart on my nose, it's been there for 3 years. I am tempted to pop it, what is it and how should it be removed?

NO: Nasal skin lesions should be treated by a dermatologist or pcp. This area of the face is prone to infection if a skin lesion is manually treated. Sterile treatment is recommended. I would see your physician, especially since the exact diagnosis is unknown. ...Read more

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2 months ago I had a blister (I think) on the tip of my nose and inside nostril. The tip part cured, not the inside. Scabs/bleeds. What is it? Help

2 months ago I had a blister (I think) on the tip of my nose and inside nostril. The tip part cured, not the inside. Scabs/bleeds. What is it? Help

Sounds like: Some sort of infection, maybe viral. Infection in the nose can spread to brain, so you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a blister on my right side of my nose with yellow crust on it. .. is that the process of healing? And is there any home remedies that I can do

I have a blister on my right side of my nose with yellow crust on it. .. is that the process of healing? And is there any home remedies that I can do

Yes: Keep it clean and dry and apply neosporin or bacitracin to it three to four times a day to keep it from becoming infected with bacteria. If you see pus or the redness starts to spread, see your PCP. ...Read more

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I have small pin head size red spots/blisters on my nose?

See a dermatologist: Cannot diagnose without seeing this. Could be a contact dermatitis. What have you touched your nose with? ...Read more

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What do doctors do to take care of a fever blister that is in the nose?

Depends on cause: If it is herpes then oral or topical antiviral meds. If bacterial then topical antibiotic like bacitracin. Don't sniff in Bacitracin as the petrolatum in the lungs can cause scarring. ...Read more

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Since having a blister (cold sore) up my nose it hasn't healed and bleeds often..... Can you help?

Since having a blister (cold sore) up my nose it hasn't healed and bleeds often..... Can you help?

Needs attention: I would have a physician look at it. There are many reasons you could have a sore in your nose and most are benign but because its not healing you need a good plan for maintenance or observation. Maybe even a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a bump that come up on my nose a few yrs ago. Kinda like I little blister but won't pop and sometime its sore. What is it?

I have a bump that come up on my nose a few yrs ago. Kinda like I little blister but won't pop and sometime its sore. What is it?

Doctor can evaluate: A bump on the face can be an acne cyst containing trapped skin cells or trapped oils. There are other reasons for bumps, and they are hard to describe in words. A dermatologist can evaluate, and decide if it is anything worrisome. Other reasons for bumps include flesh-colored moles, sebaceous glands, warts, etc..., and even some cancers. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old scratched himself under his nose and has now broken out with a bunch of blister from his nose down to his lip. What could this be?

My 1 yr old scratched himself under his nose and has now broken out with a bunch of blister from his nose down to his lip. What could this be?

Impetigo: This could be impetigo which is caused by infection of open skin sores. It is very contagious and can easily spread to other areas. See his doctor for correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have a kind of blister right in the middle of my top lip. It doesn't hurt or tingle but around my nose was itchy and it has no fluid coming out?

I have a kind of blister right in the middle of my top lip. It doesn't hurt or tingle but around my nose was itchy and it has no fluid coming out?

Needs examination: It could be a cold sore or impetigo (staph infection) it is difficult to say what it is without seeing the lesion. Please upload a picture or see your doctor as you may need treatment. ...Read more

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I iced my nose with an ice pack & no towel on and off for an hour &today my cheeks are pinky/purple but no pain or blisters. Will it fade? How long?

Too much ice: What you have is a mild thermal (cold) burn or frostbite to the area. The pinkness will fade but you should definately in the future use a face towel between the cold source and your face to prevent this from happening again. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more