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I've always had a tiny flesh-colored bump on my nose. 2 times I picked and it bled. Today I saw a small scab, picked, bled a lot. Should I see a dr?

I've always had a tiny flesh-colored bump on my nose. 2 times I picked and it bled. Today I saw a small scab, picked, bled a lot. Should I see a dr?

Get it checked: This should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably one who deals with facial lesions commonly like a dermatologist, otolaryngologist, or plastic surgeon. It probably is not anything of major concern, but you will feel better if you know what it is and how to best treat it. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more

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I have this flesh colored bumps on my nose and they are not skin tag. They are like pimples but, without the itch, redness, cyst. What's this?

I have this flesh colored bumps on my nose and they are not skin tag. They are like pimples but, without the itch, redness, cyst. What's this?

Worth getting seen: We can't diagnose you at a distance, but this is worth discussing with your physician, now if it is new, or at your regular appointment if it is not. This may be anything from the "adenoma sebaceum" of mild tuberous sclerosis to early deformity from rosacea to sebaceous hyperplasia. I'll bet on the last. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Begin with compression at the front of the nose
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Consider a gentle packing of the nose
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If continuous or frequent, seek emergency help
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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Sit upright
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Pinch nose
15 Min, Once for 1 day
Use a nasal decongestant
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I have sores on the cartilage in my nose. Sometimes theres no pain but there's always hard tissue (bumps) that i can't remove, which are white. Ideas?

I have sores on the cartilage in my nose. Sometimes theres no pain but there's always hard tissue (bumps) that i can't remove, which are white. Ideas?

Vestibulitis: Can be associated with a dry nose, picking at the area, or using q-tips inside the nose. You can get a low grade bacterial colonization of the hairs inside the nasal skin(vestibule). This creates a chronic irritation, crustiness, and sometimes clear discharge with occasional blood in it. See an ENT for treatment, usually ointments and antibiotics. However, other problems need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can I do with the bumps on the side of my nose that won't go away? They're skin colored and don't hurt they're just ugly I hate them

What can I do with the bumps on the side of my nose that won't go away? They're skin colored and don't hurt they're just ugly I hate them

See derm: May just be your skin and active oil glands that will resolve as you get older. See a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Elevate the head
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Apply pressure to the bleeding area
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Use a cool mist humidifier daily in winter for prevention
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I have one skin colored bump on my nose, how do I get rid of it?

I have one skin colored bump on my nose, how do I get rid of it?

Skin lesion: While these are benign, if it bothers you the only thing that I have seen work is shaving it off. I would see either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon to excise it. It is possible that freezing would help, but I have never seen that done. ...Read more

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