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I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts with painful blisters, it could be herpes simplex. There are treatments for both, so you should see your doctor or a dermatologist the next time it happens, get it cultured, and find out which it is. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause a bloody sore nose? My nose is very dry and crusty but keeps bleeding and not healing

Can sinusitis cause a bloody sore nose? My nose is very dry and crusty but keeps bleeding and not healing

NO: Sinusitis alone does not cause a bloody nose! Its DRYNESS. ..YOU NEED HUMIDIFICATION in your bedroom at night and going into your bathroom running HOT water in shower until the room STEAMS UP!!! (2X/day)
Do this for 7-10 days and the dryness, crustiness and bleeding from that crust will stop!!!!
If not See an allergist!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Nasal congestion (night chronic) L side of nose top of eye socket sore last 2 weeks. Also crusty buildup on that side Anxiety makes me think cancer

Nasal congestion (night chronic) L side of nose top of eye socket sore last 2 weeks. Also crusty buildup on that side Anxiety makes me think cancer

Xlear: After getting a diagnosis from your doc, and especially if you get frequent sinus infections, consider using a natural nasal spray called Xlear. This pleasant tasting spray breaks up the clear biofilm where germs breed. ...Read more

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Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

Throat is red but not really sore. Only one nasal passage is red but I don't have a fever. I have crusty yellow boogers in the nose with a red passage?

URI: How long have you had the red throat & nose? Most upper respiratory conditions start as viruses. It usually takes 7 -10 days before becoming bacterial. You should take throat lozenges, gargle salt water, drink lots of fluids, use nasal saline, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you develop discomfort. If it gets progressively worse, you need to see MD for exam, culture, and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had a cold about 2 weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. I have crusty scabs/boogers in my nose everyday since then. They're healing?

I had a cold about 2 weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. I have crusty scabs/boogers in my nose everyday since then. They're healing?

Cold?: 2 weeks is a long time for a cold, it is now either a sinus infection or nasal allergies, see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Well I have a sore nose, what do with it?

Well I have a sore nose, what do with it?

Possibilities: Possibilities include infection or irritation among others. Best to see otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for a sore nose?

Are there any home remedies for a sore nose?

Sore from congestion: ? Neti pots can
reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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I had my sphenoids out when I was a teen but IV been had problem with nose very sence, my nose is so sore I can't touch it, what can I use?

Nasal Pain: It is very difficult to diagnose your problem without examining your nose. Your nasal pain could be due to chronic sinusitis or possible obstructing nasal polyps, causing facial pain and pressure. I would suggest following up with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) to further evaluate your complaints. Good luck! ...Read more

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I feel like there's a soreness/pain behind my nose and I didn't put anything up there. The pain is minor but I don't know what it is?

I feel like there's a soreness/pain behind my nose and I didn't put anything up there. The pain is minor but I don't know what it is?

You Mean in Nostril?: Soreness or pain in nostrils is usually caused by infection like Folliculitis
Have it checked by your Doctor as you may need topical Antibiotics and/or oral antibiotics ...Read more

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How can I heal a sore in my nose?

How can I heal a sore in my nose?

Nasal sore: Hello, a sore inside your nose ay be related to a condition called nasal vestibulitis. This is usually caused by a staph bacteria. I usually prescribe an antibiotic ointment. Be careful with the otc ointments. See your doctor. I have seen nasal problems become much worse with the use of otc medications within the nasal amity. ...Read more

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Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Need a visual: Hard to tell without seeing it. Advise a medical visit to ascertain and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

Otolaryngology visit: I would Imagine that you have allergies. Possibly a prescription for allergies will be helpful. I would advise a visit to a PCP. ...Read more

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I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Agree with not manipulating the sore. However, I recommend bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment which requires a prescription to make sure staph aureus is treated. ...Read more

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I always have sore nose or aching in my nose, what should I need to do to avoid it?

I always have sore nose or aching in my nose, what should I need to do to avoid it?

Have it looked at: You may have some underlying nasal issues, and a good exam with a professional health care worker looking into the nostrils and giving you a good exam may diagnose some underlying issue that can be treated best. ...Read more

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What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

Infection?: This may be from a sinus infection or just excessive dryness in the nasal septum. A nasal infection may also cause soreness especially if you are a booger-picker. ...Read more