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I have cuts in my nose that won't heal. They scab over and are painful. Weird smell inside my nose sometimes too. Chest is tight and hard to breathe.?
Nose: It is difficult to say what is going on with your nose. I would suggest you go have it examined. It could be an infection, an ulcer, or just a dry spot. The treatments are very different. ...Read more
Humidify air: Apply vaseline, and minimize irritation. You might want to see and ENT if problem persists. ...Read more
I have scab like boogers up both nostrils which are painful and my nostrils feel tight what is this?
Dryness: In the winter, when the air is being heated it looses humidity and it is common for people to experience crusting and drying of their nose and even have nose bleeds. Try one of the saline (not vasoconstrictor- it will make it worse) nasal sprays and get a humidifier for your room. If it persists see an ENT and he can evaluate and prescribe medications to help! ...Read more
Every 24-48 hours the same scab forms inside my right nostril. I have to remove it or it cuts off my breathing. Why does it keep forming?
My nostrils scab up every morning. Started last year and went away after a few months. It's back. No known allergies or seasonal allergies.
Dryness?: Could be you have dry nasal passages. Try nasal saline spray, Ayr gel, vasoline applied on a qtip, or Ponaris drops. If one or all of these over the counter things don't work. See your ENT ...Read more
I sometimes have this sour, vinegar-like smell, in my nostrils. This happens especially when I rub my nose. What is the cause of the smell?
Cut inside both my nostrils around the inferior turbinate bone, for almost a year. Scabs over, thn becomes fresh again. Smoker, stopped 4 months back?
Obstruction: It is normal for congestion to alternate from one side of the nose to the other. This is called the autonomic nasal cycle. If it is a fixed obstruction it could be due to several causes such as septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, trauma, scarring, infection, sinusitis, tumor and more. Occasionally the use of decongestant sprays/steroids may help for temporary relief. If it remains, see md. ...Read more
Keep it moist: A scab in the nostril often is from trauma and usually improves with moisturization, including saline spray or ointment. Occasionally, an antibiotic ointment is required. A scab with severe pain, swelling, or foul drainage can indicate an infection. If the scab fails to improve, medical consultation is recommended to evaluate anything more serious, such as a tumor, is causing the scab. ...Read more
Nose picking?: It is really unusual to have scabs in your nose without trauma. You can get nose bleeds with allergies or other reasons. Sometimes people get nose bleeds with blood disorders. You can also get nosebleeds with blood cancers like leukemia. If you don't pick your nose, you need an evaluation ...Read more
Gross alert! Right inside the wall of my nostril I get a yellow scab that always comes back I can feel it but no I'm not a picker?
ENT doctor can check: For a spot in the nostril that doesn't heal, people usually try otc neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b). If that doesn't work, the primary care doctor may do a culture to see what bacteria are there, and may use prescription bactroban ointment. If it still doesn't heal or if it comes back, the ENT doctor can check it out to be sure it is not something really bad. ...Read more
What would cause the interior of a nostril to smell like vinegar? I live in Jersey and I've developed allergies and the smell is seasonal.
? Chronic rhinitis: Can be due to allergies or some chronic inflammation, allergy can be due to any of the environmental allergens around, at any rate you need to be examined, your treatment and drug history taken, start with your PCP who may refer you to an ENT for further examination, if you can use saline nasal washes more often, that will help ...Read more
Yellow scab in left nostril tomorrow will make a week it's been there! It don't seem like it's spreading, no pain now. Help please! I'm worried!
Over 2 months...yellow crusty scab forms in left nostril in same place all the time. When I pick it off, the odor is not pleasant. What is this?
Nasal vestibulitis: This can be a chronic condition caused by a low grade colonization of bacteria just under the mucus membrane of the nasal vestibule (nostril opening). Sometimes the hair follicles of the vestibule are infected. This can be aggravated by frequent plucking or trimming of nose hairs and picking at the scabbed area. See MD for help. Usually responds to nasal antibiotic ointment and an antibiotic. ...Read more
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?
My daughters nose is constantly stopped up one nostril smells like bile she does not have fevers or nothing, what is that?
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
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
Iv had irritating sport in side my nostril that keeps scabing for over a year now, could it be cancerous?? Nothing has changed still in same spot.
See doctor: If it has been cabbing for "over a year" it is time to have a doctor look at it. Telling you what it could or could not be online would be guessing. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?
Ulcer: For a sore that is not healing, you need to see a dermatologist. It could be because the sure is being picked at or related to other causes that would need treatment. ...Read more
I smell chlorine even if I haven't been near anything with chlorine. What can this mean? My right nostril is sensitive and my allergies are bad this y
Gushing nosebleeds that last 20 mins or longer when I wash my face or shower & at random. I have had 7 in the past 3 days. No scabs visible in nostril?
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
Wen ma daughter breath u could c there a more phlegms in her nostril n sumtyms her breathing smell what culd be da cause?
What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?
Many: Dry nose and scabbing can be due to excessive picking at nose, allergies, bacterial infections, and others. Avoid picking the nose, use saline nasal sprays, humidification, a small amount of vaseline in the nose and consider the use of intranasal antibiotics. You may need to see your pcp or ENT for evaluation. Humidification, humidification, humidification is the answer. Lots of saline spray! ...Read more
What does the smell of toast or smoke in the nostrils mean when there are not any odors in the room to cause the scent?
My nose feels like its been punched and there are what looks like ulcers in my nostrils. There's a funny smell too. Had it for 4 plus weeks. Help!
Tough to know: Several possibilities could explain these symptoms and include infection, environmental exposure, malignancy, and even systemic disease such as vasculitis. Suggest one-on-one discussion with a physician who will ask targeted questions and get more information about you. As a start, you could consider a virtual consult on Health Tap. ...Read more
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