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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
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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

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I was sick a few months ago & developed a sore on the front upper inside of my nose that is painful and won't heal.

I was sick a few months ago & developed a sore on the front upper inside of my nose that is painful and won't heal.

Need nasal exam: A internasal sore that has been present for a few months and has not healed does want further investigation and I recommend finding an ENT provider to evaluate and examine the inside of your nose. ...Read more

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I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

Ok here: Is what you need to do. Rinse your nose with warm water or saline solution. Dry with a q-tip and apply neosporin antibiotic ointment inside the affected nose 3-4 times per day for 7 days. Do not pick your nose! Let it heal and you will be good as new. You need to take allergy meds as indicated. ...Read more

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I have a sore in my nose that started out very small about 2 weeks ago. But now has gotten pretty large! Very concerned as to what it could be?

I have a sore in my nose that started out very small about 2 weeks ago. But now has gotten pretty large! Very concerned as to what it could be?

Sore in nose: Could be a staph infection. Start using antibiotic ointment on the sore and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Wash your hands well, as the infection could spread.. ...Read more

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I have a friend who uses oxtgen and has developed a sore under her nose. Is there anything she can put on it without interferring with the oxygen?

I have a friend who uses oxtgen and has developed a sore under her nose. Is there anything she can put on it without interferring with the oxygen?

Yes: It could be a yeast or bacterial infection. If you think it's just from the tubing rubbing the skin, you could cut a small strip of moleskin (in the foot section if your pharmacy) & stick it to the tubing to protect the skin. It should be changed every day or two. A good moisturizer will also protect the skin. Check w the respiratory tx company for other ideas. Or w her doc, esp if infected. ...Read more

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Why is the lining of my nose always sore?

Why is the lining of my nose always sore?

Probably from trauma: The inside of the nose is very sensitive to irritation and inflammation. Unfortunately once it's irritated and inflamed we tend to pick it and irritate it further. This can cause superficial infections inside the nose. Get some Bacitracin ointment from your pharmacy and with a clean finger rub it inside your nose four times a day for several days. If this does not help see a nose doctor. ...Read more

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Tip of nose sore to the touch herpes?

Tip of nose sore to the touch herpes?

NO: If it bothers you, see a dr. Most likely a deep pimple. ...Read more

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Sore under nose won't heal, parasites?

Parasites: Highly unlikely. See a doctor and have this diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps. ...Read more

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How can I stop getting a sore nose when wearing glasses?

Check fit: It is very important to check the fit of frames at the bridge for eyeglass comfort. Sometimes silicone nosepads can be used or a saddle bridge to distribute the weight. Looking into thinner plastic lenses and lightweight titanium frames can help as well. Please see your optician. ...Read more

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Right side of tongue sore hurt to eat, nose stuffy runny?

Right side of tongue sore hurt to eat, nose stuffy runny?

Increase intake: Of fluids, Vit C and Vit D3. It should heal in 3 -5 days. If not gone seek advise from your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you get a cold sore on bridge of your nose after a cold?

Can you get a cold sore on bridge of your nose after a cold?

It could happen: Recurrent oral herpes (cold sore) outbreaks usually occur in pretty much the same place every time, usually on or near the lips. But it can happen anywhere nearby, including the nose. If the bridge of your nose is a new place, a cold sore is less likely. If this is your first possible outbreak, probably it's something else. If in doubt, see a doctor for professional evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can wiping your nose a lot bring out a cold sore?

Hello docs. I was wondering can wiping your nose a lot bring out a cold sore?

Having an upper: Respiratory infection (which could cause a runny nose) may trigger cold sores. Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Never had a cold sore. Just developed one directly under my nose. What does this mean?

Exposure to HSV: This means that at some point, you have been exposed to someone who has had a cold sore, or carries the hsv (herpes) virus and was 'shedding' virus. Transmission can occur even if a cold sore is not present, fyi. ...Read more

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Hi my tip. Of my nose is very sore and red hurts when I touch or when its get banged very tender?

Hi my tip. Of my nose is very sore and red hurts when I touch or when its get banged very tender?

Prob infected: Could be a clogged pore or small pimple that is infected. Sometimes hard to see on the nose. Wash with warm soap and water, hold a hot washcloth, apply antibiotic cream, ibuprofen for pain. If not improving or worse see MD ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore nose, like it's sorta burning inside and it's runny, is it a common cold?

It may be.: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired & watery eyes. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me what can cause my nose to feel real sore and bruised? I didn't get any kind of injury to it

Infection?: If your nose is sore and bruised without trauma - I would think infection... Get it checked asap. ...Read more

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My nose is dry and is sore. I can't tell if these are scabs or buggies but it don't feel good. So what could it be?

My nose is dry and is sore. I can't tell if these are scabs or buggies but it don't feel good. So what could it be?

Nasal rinses: Try nasal rinses through neti pot. It will moisten your nose and make it feel better. It will help your breath freer as well as remove he excessive of mucus. ...Read more