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I keep getting scabs in my nose. Could this be due to allergies?

I keep getting scabs in my nose. Could this be due to allergies?

Scabs in nose: Scabs occur as the body tries to heal from an intense inflammatory response. While these are sometimes seen with allergies, they may be more common due to infection or trauma inside the lining of the nose. Rarely, scabs may signify an underlying autoimmune condition such as wegener’s granulomatosis where nasal blood vessels become chronically inflamed. A biopsy may be helpful to determine a cause. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I guess due to my allergies I rub my nose 2hard & I think I might have bruised something & I think I have a scab in my nose. Its very irritating wsid?

I guess due to my allergies I rub my nose 2hard & I think I might have bruised something & I think I have a scab in my nose. Its very irritating wsid?

Control the itch: It would appears that the itching is the primary cause. The first step may be an otc antihistamine. If this didn't help. See your doctor to get something stronger. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could the bridge of your nose get bigger with allergies?

Please tell me, could the bridge of your nose get bigger with allergies?

Unlikely: The inflammation of allergies can cause the lining of the nose to swell and secrete mucus, but the outward appearance of the nose should not change. However, enlarging nasal polyps can cause mild shape changes. With polyps that size, a person's sense of smell would be severely impaired. An ENT would be a useful resource. ...Read more

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Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies?

Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies?

Puffy nose: Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies? ANS: could be. I would see your Dr. ...Read more

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How to get relief from a blocked nose due to allergies?

How to get relief from a blocked nose due to allergies?

Pills or sprays: You can try an over the counter antihistamine pill which you can take once a day. If you want short-term relief, you can use oxymetazoline nasal spray for a maximum of 3 days. If you use it longer, you will run the risk of rebound congestion. You can see your doctor who can also prescribe steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays, and allergy pills. Saline irrigation may be helpful. ...Read more

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I keep sniffing rapidly and I have allergies. This happens mostly when I get anxious or nervous. Right now my nose is itchy. What do u suggest?

I keep sniffing rapidly and I have allergies. This happens mostly when I get anxious or nervous. Right now my nose is itchy. What do u suggest?

Rhinitis: Can be allergic or non allergic, emotions would aggravate the symptoms, meanwhile use an OTC antihistaminic as cetirizine or loratadine or fexofenadine, regularly, don't drive if it makes you drowsy, and read the labels, saline nasal wash twice a day, and schedule an appointment with an allergist to sort it out, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when I touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when I touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

Nasal Vestibulitis: Crusting in nostrils where nasal hairs are located is common and can be treated with topical antibiotic ointment. Blowing your nose a lot with tissue papers can cause direct irritation to skin and is not recommended. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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My nose won't stop running like a faucet. I've tried multiple allergy pills to no avail. Please help me get my nose to stop running.?

My nose won't stop running like a faucet. I've tried multiple allergy pills to no avail. Please help me get my nose to stop running.?

See Allergist: You need to be seen by an Allergist as you are likely suffering from chronic rhinitis and need further testing and evaluation. Skin or blood testing can be performed to see what you are allergic to and can assist in avoidance measures. Daily steroid sprays can be helpful for allergic rhinitis. Ipratropium bromide can be great for drying out nose for persistent dripping/running. ...Read more

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I get nose bleeds frequently. Is this due to allergies?

I get nose bleeds frequently. Is this due to allergies?

Possibly: Frequent nose bleeding is also common among persons with sinusitis. See your doctor for a nasal exam. Some allergy medications, especially nasal steroids, can lead to nose bleeding however, it has been my personal experience that if I treat nasal allergies with nasal steroids and nose bleeding occurs, I have likely failed to diagnose a low grade sinus infection that frequently co-exists w/ allerg. ...Read more

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Some nights when I try to sleep I feel like my chest is heavy/somethings there and it's hard to get air through my nose. I don't have any allergies.?

Some nights when I try to sleep I feel like my chest is heavy/somethings there and it's hard to get air through my nose. I don't have any allergies.?

Stuffy nose: Indicates that indeed you may have nasal allergies that you are not aware of, and this can make you out of breath at night and can also be associated with asthma. An allergist can help you sort your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose due to allergies?

How to get rid of a blocked nose due to allergies?

Many ways: U can take an antihistamine pill by mouth, a decongestant, or prescription nasal spray. I will be very careful with otc nasal sprays. They frequently has topical decongestant, which can cause rebound congestion after abrupt stopping after using it for a while, hence "addiction". ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I get an infection in your nose from allergies?

Can you tell me can I get an infection in your nose from allergies?

Sinus infection?: If a person has severe allergies to the point that the nasal passages are so swollen they are blocking off the normal drainage process, an individual may acquire an infection behind the blockage. Not so very common. ...Read more

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Suffering from nose allergy from last 20 years. What should I do to get rid of it.?

Suffering from nose allergy from last 20 years. What should I do to get rid of it.?

Hard to get rid of: Avoiding known allergens if possible helps. Otc antihistamines may help some. Evidence based studies say rx topical nasal steroids are most likely to help. Also rx topical nasal antihistamines and/or montelukast (singular) may help. An allergy specialist can offer immunotherapy if appropriate the only treatment that can actually change the disease. Oral/injectable steroids should be last resort. ...Read more

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What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?

What would happen if year round grass allergy is not treated, and you get nose symptoms all the time?

Symptoms continue: Usually grass allergy is seasonal. Year-round symptoms usually suggest environmental allergy as well. You should be evaluated for that possibility. ...Read more

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If u don't take care of you're allergies, can it get worse and turn into a cold? Ex: don't use nettipot if u have a stuffy nose, etc.

If u don't take care of you're allergies, can it get worse and turn into a cold? Ex: don't use nettipot if u have a stuffy nose, etc.

Maybe: If you are talking about hay fever, then it is a potential yes. Studies have shown that allergic people, especially those with asthma, often have an impaired immune response to bacteria and viruses. However a more common problem would be sinus infections. As for netipot for a very stuffy nose, the issue is that not enough fluid can ever get into the nose. ...Read more

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Super thick mucus in nose on one side clear and foggy looking hard to get out when it does it doesn't break apart. Allergies? Remedies?

Super thick mucus in nose on one side clear and foggy looking hard to get out when it does it doesn't break apart. Allergies? Remedies?

Lots of Options: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines are helpful for allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important. Hydrate and Mucinex to thin secretions. Allergy shots also option. See Allergist to determine what medications could give you lasting relief. ...Read more

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I see a doctor for my nose problem. I found out I have a hole in my septum. Now I get scabs and can't breath good. Today I blew my nose and bloodclots?

I see a doctor for my nose problem. I found out I have a hole in my septum. Now I get scabs and can't breath good. Today I blew my nose and bloodclots?

See your PCP: A referral to an ENT is in order. Holes in the septum can come from many causes: infection, chronic rhinitis, decongestant nasal spray abuse/overdose, cancer, chronic nose-picking, etc. In early stages, a graft procedure can be performed using tendon from another site in your body. Once too large, it can only get worse--eventually can lead to collapse of the bridge of the nose. Treat it early! ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and lots of flem everyday for awhile now...I thought it was allergies but im beginning to think I have sinus issues I get headach?

I have a stuffy nose and lots of flem everyday for awhile now...I thought it was allergies but im beginning to think I have sinus issues I get headach?

Allergy, sinus, both: It is difficult to separate allergic rhinitis from sinusitis. While colds resolve over 7-10 days, allergies can have ongoing symptoms. Sinus infections can be a complication of a cold or allergies. Typical symptoms are nasal congestion, post nasal drip, cough and fatigue. The mucus may be discolored and frequently there is no fever. Bad breath is common. Sneezing and itching are lacking. ...Read more

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I had a stuffy nose on and off for few weeks now is it allergies I normal don't get allergies? I just took Claritin (loratadine) to see if that helps how long till Claritin (loratadine) to kick in?

I had a stuffy nose on and off for few weeks now is it allergies I normal don't get allergies? I just took Claritin (loratadine) to see if that helps how long till Claritin (loratadine) to kick in?

Some relief: Any medication takes 4 doses to reach a steady state on the blood stream, so for a once a day medication, you'll need four days. That doesn't mean you won't see relief sooner, and should should see some relief on day one, but give it a week or so to see the best effect. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a few questions about allergy symptoms, so I noticed for the past 2 month I've been sneezing alot and when I rub my nose with a tissue my nose gets irritated and I sneeze a lot more. Does this mean I have allergies? And how did I get them if I do h

I have a few questions about allergy symptoms, so I noticed for the past 2 month I've been sneezing alot and when I rub my nose with a tissue my nose gets irritated and I sneeze a lot more. Does this mean I have allergies? And how did I get them if I do h

Very much possible: Allergens abound, all around us, your body can tolerate for a certain period, some can't tolerate anymore and start to have symptoms, you may have a pet at home or recently moved, better see an allergist for evaluation, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicated ointment would help. ...Read more

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I have a dark horizontal line across the bridge of my nose. I haven't always had it. I think I developed it over the years from possibly rubbing my nose due to allergies. Gotten increasingly darker since adolescence. I want to know how I may get rid of it

Allergy line persist: You are probably describing a transverse nasal crease or "allergy line" due to exactly what you thought, rubbing your nose vertically, the "allergic salute". Get you allergies taken care of and over time it may partially fade. If vanity requires try covering with makeup. ...Read more

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Skin test says no airborne allergies but I get allergy like symtoms (sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes) what else could this be?

Skin test says no airborne allergies but I get allergy like symtoms (sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes) what else could this be?

Non allergic rhinits: This is called non allergic rhinitis. There is also an entity called "entopy" as opposed to "atopy". Atopy typically describes allergic patients. Entopy is used to describe pt with allergy symptoms but neg skin test. Interestingly, in these pt, in research settings their nasal secretions can be obtained and allergy antibody can be detected to common allergens. ...Read more

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Since having allergies this yr, I have now gotten a rash under my nose, nothing has helped to get rid of it. Ideas?

Since having allergies this yr, I have now gotten a rash under my nose, nothing has helped to get rid of it. Ideas?

Nasal rash: I am guessing that you are referring to nasal allergies when you mentioned recent onset of allergy symptoms. In that case, sneezing and runny nose may be irritating the skin, causing the rash. Control of the nasal symptoms, with antihistamines, nasal steroids and allergen avoidance, should help. Just applying a topical ointment or gel should protect the skin and allow it to heal. ...Read more

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I have allergy and stuffy nose most of the tume. I suppose I got dark circles because of this. Can I get rid of dark circles?

I have allergy and stuffy nose most of the tume. I suppose I got dark circles because of this. Can I get rid of dark circles?

Gradually: Dark circles under the eyes can be due to chronic nasal congestion that is from back up of blood in the small blood vessels. It is not serious or dangerous. It is called "allergic shiners" or "infraorbital darkening." as the chronic nasal congestion is relieved through treatment of the allergy, the dark circles will gradually fade. It does take time! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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