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Cracked Nostril Dry Sore
My nostril has been cracked now for over 6 months and will not heal. It is getting deeper and is very sore?
Bacitracin: Try this: clean with cotton swabs soaked in hydrogen peroxide and then apply a thick coating of Bacitracin ointment. Do this 3-4 times a day. If you do not see an improvement within 2-3 weeks you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Keep it moist: Use saline spray several times a day. The nose filter hairs, the cilia, like to be moist to function properly. When working well, the cilia sweep back particles of dust, pollen, allergens, bacteria and viruses so you can swallow them and kill them with your stomach acid, protecting you and cleansing the air heading into your lungs. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 17 and I've had dry, red skin hich can be sore and sometimes have spots with it just under my nostrils, what is this?
I've had a sore in one nostril for a little over a week due to dry air (i believe). What would you recommend to do to help it heal?
Why is my nostril dry/cracked despite my using vaseline every day? How is that possible? Assuming it's cracked cause it sometimes hurts and/or bleeds
Cracked nose skin: Please see doctor to make sure there is no infection or other pathology. Ask doc about focusing on lubricating from the inside by diet higher in good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil. Give Shea Butter a try for external application. Home/bedroom may need a humidifier. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Gave up smoking 3 weeks ago now the inside of my nostrils are sore scant and dry. Is this due to quitting and what can I do and how long will it last?
Moisturizer: There are a variety of moisturizing agents you can use, including lubriderm, around the area of your upper lip and nostril. Increased humidification is important, particularly in winter when we are indoors with heating systems and very low humidity. If these do not help, would consult a dermatologist. Am not sure this is related to quitting, though. Congrats on a great decision - stay quit! ...Read more
Hi, I had a bad cold which left my nasal mucosa on one of my nostrils very sore and dry, the scab came off which left my nostril raw and there are lit?
There is a sore in the lower septum of r nostril (no bumps but just feel sore and dry) and have runny nose on the r side only. What should I do?
Back of right side of nostril becomes sore and feels dry and breathing causes so much distress, ENT dr didn't find much, please advice of possible causes?
Dry nose: Dryness of the nose is not that uncommon. I use neti pot nasal rinses that is a great way of moistening your nasal mucosa. It is also protective against colds, helps allergy symptoms, sinus infection, etc. It's a safe home procedure especially in light of normal ENT exam. ...Read more
I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti
This: This is a common problem I see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so I would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes I recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Had sore red eyes few days n very watery but feel dry inside eyes also tired eyes. Also runny left nostril? What is it an what will help
Corners of my eyes are dry and cracked as well as my feet and the bottom of my nose around the nostrils and my philtrum. I drink plenty of water.?
When I lean my head forward my muscles feel sore like they're pulling @ the top of my back. Cracked my neck a few weeks earlier & it hurts really bad?
Strain: Strained neck ligaments and/or muscles are the likely cause of your symptoms. Since the injury is weeks old, I recommend hot (not too hot) moist applications for 20 minutes 4 times a day, rubbing liniment, and, if you can take them, nsaids like ibuprofen to relax and loosen tissues. Make sure you have a comfortable pillow. If significant discomfort persists, have your physician examine you. ...Read more
Hello I have a very sore and cracked foreskin there is also red patches on the head what could this be since its impossible for it to be a STI?
Dryness: Use lotion twice a day and that should help. ...Read more
I have neck & upper back pain. Went to turn my neck & not only felt the upper back crack but also heard the sound on top of head. Now it's sore. Is that normal?
No it is not:
No it is not.
you need to see your doctor for evaluation, and treatment, and stop cracking your neck.
proper evaluation will rule out any serious condition in the spine, and open the door for suggestion from the specialist of how to have a nice healthy spine.
see a doctor. ...Read more
We generally refer to this as vestibulitis.
Most common cause is trauma to the tissues (picking your nose, wiping your nose with an abrasive paper towel, etc).
If you get this, gently apply an antibacterial ointment (like bacitracin) to your nostrils several times a day and avoid trauma! If it does not get better in a few days, see your doctor to rule out other possible, serious problems! ...Read more
Need more info:
How long ago did this happen. Did you hurt yourself? Are you having a cold? You may watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or so, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Valacyclovir: Whether in a nostril or on lips or face, the standard recommendation for recurrent oral or facial herpes is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) 2 grams twice, 12 hours apart. Acyclovir also OK, but more doses. Do it ASAP; after 2-3 days, nothing will speed healing. If this is an atypical location for you, best to see doctor or clinic to confirm the diagnosis. But don't wait to treat; no harm if not herpes. ...Read more
Yes: If it is, in fact, it is a cold sore, it is contagious, both orally and on the genitals. ...Read more
Hi I've a very sore outer left nostril it is very red tender to touch and slightly inflamed any ideas what it may be?
Red Nose: This very likely Is an infected pimple, keep it clean and do not ever squeeze it, try avoiding to touch it, it very well disappear within 5 days, if not you will need antibiotics ...Read more
I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?
Ulcer: For a sore that is not healing, you need to see a dermatologist. It could be because the sure is being picked at or related to other causes that would need treatment. ...Read more
I have sinusitis taking flucoxilin for it, some pus and blood has drained from it leaving an open sore in my nostrils how long does it all clear up?
Nasal soreness: Greetings. The inside our noses sometimes get inflamed and possibly infected with the staph bacteria that normall loves inside our nostrils. This is called nasal vestibulitis and may benefit from a topical application of an antibiotic ointment called mupiricin. This is an antibiotic that requires a prescription. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more