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Nostril (Definition)

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


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What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

What do different smells mean in the nostrils?

Smell: Could you please expand on your question and give more information, so we can help you. ...Read more

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What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

Infection/dryness: This may be due to an infection in the nasal vestibule, where hair is located, or may also be due to dryness. Best to see your otolaryngologist fof exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left nostril is raw, and feels like a scab has formed. What is this?

My left nostril is raw, and feels like a scab has formed. What is this?

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

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Have a scab in nostril for months. What is it and what can I do to cure it?

Granuloma /scar: A slow healing lesion that keeps forming a scab may be a granuloma- a chronic smoldering lesion that takes a long time to heal. The reason? Playing with it. Apply some Bacitracin and refrain from touching the scab and it will go away. ...Read more

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Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Scabs in nostril: It could be a localized infection like folliculitis around a hair follicle. A little antibacterial ointment for a few days may help resolve it. If it persists have your nose evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Scab R.nostril: Hi Phillip154
The scab is forming over a chronically infected area, (in this case probably a staph infection), and if the scab is large enough to obstruct your breathing on that side I would most certainly have an ENT doc look at this as soon as is possible. Thanks ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have a scab just inside my left nostril that hasn't healed in over a month. I pick off fluffy part but base more difficult n painful. Neosporin ok?

Sore inside nostril: Hi

i often see this when one has an infection in the tissue in the nostril that is sore.

It can turn into impetigo so this situation should be evaluated in person at the medical provider's that you trust the most. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Culture it: The first thing that came to my mind was an overgrowth of a bacteria called Staphylcoccus Aureus. Of course without examining and culturing it is not possible to make a diagnosis for sure. ...Read more

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I can only smell through one nostril, why is this the case?

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

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I have had a scab in my left nostril for 2 weeks how can u help me heal it?

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

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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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I have a heightened sense of smell in my left nostril. Before that I had a runny left nostril that just stopped a few weeks ago. What can this be?

Skull base tumor: Benign tumors of skull base and coverings of brain called meningiomas can alter sense of smell and can cause spinal fluid leakage through nose. Mri eval would be useful. ...Read more

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Reoccurring bloody scabs in nostril resilient to antibiotic ointment?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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!

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!

Nose: Could be dryness or from nose picking. Start by cleaning it gently with peroxide and a qtip then putting an OTC antibiotic ointment on it three times a day for a few days. If its still there see an ENT ...Read more

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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

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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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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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My daughters nose is constantly stopped up one nostril smells like bile she does not have fevers or nothing, what is that?

My daughters nose is constantly stopped up one nostril smells like bile she does not have fevers or nothing, what is that?

Obstruction with:: A foreign body versus simple inflammation and mucus plugging. Start with a good visual examination with your doctor to evaluate the nostrils to rule these suggestions out. Treatment will follow what is diagnosed. ...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.?

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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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

Smell disturbance: Nasal allergies can cause you to have hyperacuity of smell. Control your allergies with a prescription nasal spray, your symptoms may lessen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your doctor.: If this has been happening repeatedly, a visit to your doctor would be useful. They can examine your nose and perhaps do a blood test to check your blood clotting and platelets. It would be worth checking out. Good luck. ...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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Wen ma daughter breath u could c there a more phlegms in her nostril n sumtyms her breathing smell what culd be da cause?

A cold: Sounds like she has a common cold. Try saline spray and suction to her nostrils. If she seems to get worse, run a high fever or become unusually fussy, then take her in to get checked out. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?

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

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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?

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?

Couple things: Could be that you inhaled those substances recently and they just made their way to your smell receptors. You could also have an infection. Some infections will carry this odor which tend to be bacterial. Your doctor may treat you with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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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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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I had a septoplasty in 2008. The scab in my nostril still hasn't healed after trying a few OTC ointments and petroleum jelly. 2 ENTs couldn't fix it.

Consider a biopsy: The chance that this is a cancer is very small, but certainly, in my practice, a skin or mucosa lesion that does not heal warrants a biopsy. This is a very minor office procedure that can be done with local anesthesia. Talk to your surgeon about this. ...Read more