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Why does my nose feel like it has scabs up both of my nostrils all of the time?

Why does my nose feel like it has scabs up both of my nostrils all of the time?

Snot!: Elegantly described "crusting" is normal. Large amounts may indicate sinus infection or may be related to a deviated septum, hole in the septum, dehydration, etc. You may try vaseline in the nose and saline rinse / spray as simple over-the-counter treatment. ...Read more

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Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?

Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?

Staph Infections: This is serious. I hope you are getting appropriate antibiotics and are taking them. There is no reason to wait. This can be very serious. ...Read more

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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists. ...Read more

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2 months ago I had a blister (I think) on the tip of my nose and inside nostril. The tip part cured, not the inside. Scabs/bleeds. What is it? Help

2 months ago I had a blister (I think) on the tip of my nose and inside nostril. The tip part cured, not the inside. Scabs/bleeds. What is it? Help

Sounds like: Some sort of infection, maybe viral. Infection in the nose can spread to brain, so you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Catch 22. Got lots of nasal drip from a cold but every time I blow my nose (even softly) a nostril scab tears& my nose bleeds. To blow or not to blow?

Lubricate: Use a dab of vaseline or Aquaphor or KY jelly twice a day inside your nose. You can use Afrin [the generic oxymetazoline is same] for a few days, not more than a few. You can also snuff some water [usually salted water] up your nose and suck it in to clear out mucous. ...Read more

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Have a scab in my nostril that tends to rip off when I blow my nose, rebuild, and repeat the cycle. What can I do to get this area to heal properly?

Have a scab in my nostril that tends to rip off when I blow my nose, rebuild, and repeat the cycle. What can I do to get this area to heal properly?

See a dermatologist: You might have a bacterial infection and need a topical antibiotic called Mupirocin.this only has to be used for a few days before it solved the problem ...Read more

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Scab on inside of left nostril. Been there for a month. Causing swelling on the outside if my nose. Will normal cleaning and neosporin help it?

Scab on inside of left nostril. Been there for a month. Causing swelling on the outside if my nose. Will normal cleaning and neosporin help it?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as persistent of a scab for a month is not usual. ...Read more

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I have a recurring scab inside my right nostril. Everytime I blow my nose it comes out, but then reappears. Not painful, but restricts airflow.?

I have a recurring scab inside my right nostril. Everytime I blow my nose it comes out, but then reappears. Not painful, but restricts airflow.?

Need to let it heal: What you have is an ulcer or sore that has to heal. As annoying as it may be you need to get some cotton and cover it with bacitracin. Put that in your nostril and change it 3 times a day. In about 5 days your nose should be healed. The key is to avoid irritation and dryness. ...Read more

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I have a scrape/burn/scab from blowing my nose too much. Anything to make it heal fast or go away? Under nostrils. Could it look better in 5 days? ?

I have a scrape/burn/scab from blowing my nose too much. Anything to make it heal fast or go away? Under nostrils. Could it look better in 5 days? ?

Nasal scab: Localized skin infection. You can try applying antibiotic lotion or ointment, small amount three times per day. Neosporin is one brand name. Use sparingly so excess does not get up into nostrils. ...Read more

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Scab in left nostril won't go away, 5 months now. Causes nose bleeding every few weeks. Cancer? If not, how can I remedy this? I am a Non smoker.

Scab in left nostril won't go away, 5 months now. Causes nose bleeding every few weeks. Cancer? If not, how can I remedy this? I am a Non smoker.

See ENT doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Five months is long enough to wait and watch, it is time to see an ENT doctor and if needed have the lesion removed. ...Read more

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Have soreness redness some swelling on underside & tip of nose due to infection/pimple inside r nostril near edge. Some puss now scab. What do I do?

Have soreness redness some swelling on underside & tip of nose due to infection/pimple inside r nostril near edge. Some puss now scab. What do I do?

Herpes? Impetigo?: This could be a herpes outbreak (cold sore, fever blister). Or maybe impetigo, a superficial infection with strep or staph bacteria, either of which might need an antibiotic prescription. See a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis, and for effective treatment if it's herpes. ...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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For a little over a week my nose has been stuffed up, and whenever I blow my nose to clear it up, it's a mixture of blood and mucus. This is only happening in one nostril. Is this a nasal inflammation or something else?

For a little over a week my nose has been stuffed up, and whenever I blow my nose to clear it up, it's a mixture of blood and mucus. This is only happening in one nostril. Is this a nasal inflammation or something else?

Nasal drainage: A runny nose is common with any cold. However, if there is bleeding, your nose is likely dry and you may be blowing your nose too forcefully. You are better off using a saline rinse when you feel like blowing your nose and applying a saline based gel to humidify the nose. If the symptoms persist, I recommend you see a physician. ...Read more

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Can small amount of Vaseline in nostril (to treat dry nose/nose bleeds) cause immediate post nasal drip and hence coughing?

Can small amount of Vaseline in nostril (to treat dry nose/nose bleeds) cause immediate post nasal drip and hence coughing?

Not typical: That is not a typical response but not worrisome if that is occurring. You may also try a nasal gel like ChitoRhino Nasal gel for a dry, crusting nose. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a scab developing on the inside of your nose? I have been getting these ever since I was little and it hurts to touch your nose.

How can you prevent a scab developing on the inside of your nose? I have been getting these ever since I was little and it hurts to touch your nose.

Moisturize: Using nasal saline gel may help moisturize the area enough that the nasal mucosa heals. At times, these sores are perpetuated by bacterial infection and resolve quickly with topical antibiotic creams. Try to keep it moist and if that doesn't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I've popped small blackheads onmy nose but now my skin s a little bit red and seems if its going to form a scab&if its going to peel. What I've to do?

I've popped small blackheads onmy nose but now my skin s a little bit red and seems if its going to form a scab&if its going to peel. What I've to do?

Facial picking: The first rule of acne treatment is, "do not pick at your spots! " this can leave permanent long-term pigmentation changes, and well you have probably not done this yet, you should stop picking! You must see a dermatologist for the correct medicines for this problem. ...Read more

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A week ago the inside of my nose on both sides seemed to get red/pink in the back. Now I have a small scab on the bottom, what could of cause this?

A week ago the inside of my nose on both sides seemed to get red/pink in the back. Now I have a small scab on the bottom, what could of cause this?

Nose scab: Sometimes when the inside of our nose gets dry, you can get some breakdown and cracks in the fragile skin - that can cause irritation, mild bleeding and scabbing. Picking, scratching or rubbing the inside of the nose can do the same. If it's persisting and the scab's not healing, make sure you see your doc! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a small thing on my nose that keeps coming back. When it heels, it's kind of clear and I can pull it. It bleeds too. It's like a scab. Thanks?

I have a small thing on my nose that keeps coming back. When it heels, it's kind of clear and I can pull it. It bleeds too. It's like a scab. Thanks?

SMALL THING ON NOSE: WITHOUT SEEING THIS "THING" THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING WHAT PRECISELY THIS IS.
DO CONSULT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I have a shiny, slightly raised large bump around the tip of my nose. Started with a small scab on the middle of my nose, which grew into a large bump?

I have a shiny, slightly raised large bump around the tip of my nose. Started with a small scab on the middle of my nose, which grew into a large bump?

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Has this occurred before? You may need to see a dermatologist if the sore does not go away. Try not to squeeze or puncture...May spread infection if there is some. ...Read more

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Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. Also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

While this could be: Viral, bacterial, contact, and a number of other conditions, I would get in to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Unlikely HSV but in certain situations it can happen (ie after chemical peel without premedication) ...Read more

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Is there a visual distinction from a lupus sore or cancer sore? Small scab at tip of nose. Scab not healing. I have sle with discoid as symptom

See a dermatologist: The best course is to have a dermatologist evaluate the lesion. A biopsy may be needed to establish the cause. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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I breathe through one nose most of the time. Air goes through both but one nostril takes most of it in and the other one takes a little. Normal?

I breathe through one nose most of the time. Air goes through both but one nostril takes most of it in and the other one takes a little. Normal?

Not normal.: It seems that you have the nose septum deviated. Or have some tissue growth on the side of the problem. Some over the counter medications will help with the symptoms, but if it's really bad, or worsens, you should see an specialist ;ent doctor (ear nose and throat). ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more