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I pulled a thin layer of skin off the top of my nose, Will it leave a mark? There was no blood just a glossy substance

I pulled a thin layer of skin off the top of my nose, Will it leave a mark? There was no blood just a glossy substance

Thin skin off nose: Greetings. This very thin skin layer that you peeled off your nose most probably is an epithelial layer that was made from dead skin cells. There is no worry in this sense and I recommend washing your face with soap and water then pat your face dry. Sun screen lotion applied regularly is a good idea. If your nose appears different, see your family doctor but I think it'll look fine and no worries ...Read more

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My nose feels painful on the right nostril. My nose is clean so I do not know why the inside of my nose hurts. Sometimes bloody when I clean inside.

My nose feels painful on the right nostril. My nose is clean so I do not know why the inside of my nose hurts. Sometimes bloody when I clean inside.

Hard to know: Simple answer is dry mucus membrane. Would start with saline mist used multiple times throughout the day and make sure of adequate oral hydration. If problem persists, doc may need to check out the lesion in person. ...Read more

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All of a sudden the tip of my nose has a frequent twitch & now when I blow it there are bloody strings in the tissue. Never had that before. Concern?

All of a sudden the tip of my nose has a frequent twitch & now when I blow it there are bloody strings in the tissue. Never had that before. Concern?

Unlikely a problem: Itchy nose is usually an indication of an allergen, but a viral nasal infection possible. It is common for some bleeding when your nose gets irritated. ...Read more

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I have a clear sticky discharge that sticks to the walls of my nose & builds up until the nostril is full. Then it starts going down the nasal tube. I pull it out but it just keeps coming. What's it?

I have a clear sticky discharge that sticks to the walls of my nose & builds up until the nostril is full. Then it starts going down the nasal tube. I pull it out but it just keeps coming. What's it?

Clear mucus: Has several possible causes from normal nasal secretions, allergic rhinitis, post nasal drip and other mucus-producing entities. Have an in person exam to get the most accurate diagnosis. Regards! ...Read more

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The inner part of my nose, left nostril only, keeps getting painful buildups of mucus. Can remove but hurts and is bloody. What is this?

The inner part of my nose, left nostril only, keeps getting painful buildups of mucus. Can remove but hurts and is bloody. What is this?

Time to see ENT: What you describe is usually due to a foreign object in the nose--but can be due to polyp/growth. Should have a ENT eval and scope (in-office) to determine cause of discharge and irritation leading to bleeding. ...Read more

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I have frequent and heavy bloody noses. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Ever since I was little I have had frequent and heavy bloody noses. Usually my mom and I could stop them by pinching the bridge of my nose and putting ice on it. I never we

I have frequent and heavy bloody noses. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Ever since I was little I have had frequent and heavy bloody noses. Usually my mom and I could stop them by pinching the bridge of my nose and putting ice on it. I never we

Epistaxis: Epistaxis or bloody noses can be caused by a variety of things and is worth having it looked into by and ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist). They can place a scope (small camera) into your nose and see why you are having the nose bleeds. They may even be able to stop them from happening.

In the meantime, here are a few nose bleed tips. If your nose starts to bleed, pinch the soft part of your nose below the bridge, not the bridge to stop the bleeding. Now keep pinching for 5 minutes. Set a timer or look at a watch because it will feel like forever. And no peeking! That will stop 95% of all nosebleeds.


Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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When I get bloody noses I have the tendency to have blood clots come out of my nose. What could it be?

Nose Bleed Clots: It is normal to have clots come out of the nose after a nose bleed. This means you form clots, a healthy part of stopping active bleeding.
What is irritating your nose? If the bleeding persists, go see your primary healthcare provider or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I get a bloody nose whenever I rub the left side of my nose. Never because of the weather or anything else.?

I get a bloody nose whenever I rub the left side of my nose. Never because of the weather or anything else.?

Nasal dryness: The most common cause of recurrent nose bleeds are nasal membrane dryness. You probably have a deviated septum and continue to irritate it with rubbing. Avoid doing that. Add a humidifier to your bedroom and apply vaseline in your nose regularly as well as drinking more fluids. ...Read more

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I think I've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

I think I've had a sinus infection for about a week now because the mucus in 1 side of my nose is entirely bloody, is this a really bad thing?

Could be: Bleeding for a week is never a good thing. You may have a sinus infection but a presenting symptom of that isn't typically bleeding. I'd suggest a visit to your primary healthcare provider for an evaluation and recommendations for follow-up. ...Read more

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Puking/coughing up mucus that is bloody went to the er and they told me I was fine the same thing comes out of my nose when I blow it what is it??

Puking/coughing up mucus that is bloody went to the er and they told me I was fine the same thing comes out of my nose when I blow it what is it??

? Dry nose: Dry nasal mucosa can bleed easily, and can be the source of your symptoms, use saline nasal washes, saline gel in your nose at night and see an ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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I hit my head, eye and the top of my nose on a pole really hard but didn't blackout and now bloody phlegm for the past week and abit?

I hit my head, eye and the top of my nose on a pole really hard but didn't blackout and now bloody phlegm for the past week and abit?

Common: It is common after nasal/facial trauma to have bloody discharge for a week or two. If it worsens or dies not resolve with time, see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pimples to do this? I have one that is very bloody and pus filled. It popped twice. It's on the bridge of my nose it's big and swollen.

What causes pimples to do this? I have one that is very bloody and pus filled. It popped twice. It's on the bridge of my nose it's big and swollen.

I can't tell from: Your description how big it actually is, but you can get it injected with steroids by a dermatologist. If it is a serous infection on your nose, you need to be on antibiotics to prevent spread to brain. ...Read more

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I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. Inside of my nose is raw, crusty, bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?

Yes: Saline spray can help tremendously. If using mist, use throughout the day (at least 6-8 times) and if using irrigation (neti-pot), use at least twice/day. Can also apply petrolatum intranasally (Vaseline or Aquaphor). ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

I have been experiencing an odor that has been coming out of my nose. I had a very bad sinus infection about 4 months or 5mts ago my eyes were bloody red and they hurted so bad, that I could hardly see. Everything in my head hurted so badly. When I got t

Your: Your sinuses may be draining, or you may be getting another infection. You can try saline nasal spray, and a humidifer or even a steam room to clear this up. There are also "netti pots", which you can ask your pharmacist about that can help drain your sinuses. If a patient has persistent sinus pain, fever, or vomiting, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody nose. My head hurts a bit but not bad the back of my nose an throat feels werid kinda sore but not sore an my head feels off?

Epistaxis: If the nose bleeding is profuse and you cannot stop it by sitting upright and pinching both sides of your nostrils for 5 solid minutes before letting go, proceed to the hospital emergency room where your blood pressure will be checked and nose cauterized or packed. Your throat can also be examined there. ...Read more

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Why is one of my nose holes always close?

Why is one of my nose holes always close?

Rhinitis: Nasal congestion is more common when you lay down, structures inside the nose called turbinates can swell. This may be aggravated by environmental irritants or allergens in your bedroom. Additionally, you may have a deviated septum, the structure that divides your nostrils in the center of your nose internally. Mucus can indicate nasal irritation or allergy. I recommend you see an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more

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How to change tip of my nose.?

How to change tip of my nose.?

Rhinoplasty: Altering the nasal tip requires surgery. There are several maneuvers to sculpt the cartilage within the tip in order the change the appearance. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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How can I make the tip of my nose pointy?

How can I make the tip of my nose pointy?

Rhinoplasty: You need to discuss your surgical goals with your surgeon. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I get cuts on the sides of my nose what do I do?

I get cuts on the sides of my nose what do I do?

Cuts on nose: Tou can keep them clean and maybe some antibiotic ointment for a few days will help ...Read more

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Half of my nose stuffed during night, what to do?

Half of my nose stuffed during night, what to do?

Stuffed up: You can try an over the counter decongestant. If your symptoms progress have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Why is the inside of my nose still raw and painful?

Vestibulitis: Just inside the opening of the nose is some quite delicate tissue. Within this delicate skin or lining tissue, there are normal hair cells. Because of the way these hair cells sit at the opening of the nose, they are frequently irritated or dried out and can have low grade infection, called vestibulitis. This is treated with topical nasal ointment called bactroban. ...Read more

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What can I do about the inside of my nose being raw?

What can I do about the inside of my nose being raw?

Hydration: Increasing the hydration of your nose may be helpful. Try using saline nasal spray or nasal gel to help soothe your nasal lining. Definitely avoid traumatizing it in any way and be very gentle if you have to blow your nose if you don't improve, you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How can I clean the inside of my nose to avoid lint?

Neti pot: Not sure you can avoid getting lint in your nose. The nose helps filter out the air you breathe in, so if you get stuff in there, you can gently blow into a tissue. If you feel the need, you can get a neti pot from the drugstore to rinse out your sinuses. Make sure you use sterile water and premixed packages of salts. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sores in the inside of my nose?

Why do I keep getting sores in the inside of my nose?

Intranasal sores: Hello, your intranasal sores may be nasal vestibulitis. This is due to a staph infection inside your nostrils. See your doctor for therapy. A topical intranasal antibiotic ointment may resolve your recurrent sores. ...Read more