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Nostril White Patches
DEPENDS: Most commonly these are apthous ulcers, the medical term for the white erosions people often get in their gums /inside their lips. This can happen in the nasal mucosa as well. Depending on your habits, or the humidity conditions or the status of your immune system it could be serious or something that will resolve with time. See your dr. And give your history so that you can get a clear diagnosis. ...Read more
Why does right nostril on inside keep peeling? Feel's like a spot, it isn't. Like this for 3 years. Must admit do pick dry patches. I use Vaseline.
15 years old with dark patch above upper lip and below nostrils -but its not hair! Any solutions? Is it melesma?
I have this weird white spot/patch in my left nostril. Ages ago I was told It's likely I have Staphylococcus in my nose. I'm scared this will kill me?
For 1 year my left nostril hasn't been normal. Very easily prone to bleeding if I blow my nose. I can see a golden color patch deep inside. Cancer?
I have had a rash/red itchy dry patch under my left nostril for the last month that doesn’t want to go away and it’s getting worse. I have recently started with Roacutane again, as I have been on and of it for several years but never had this happen.
Rash: Could be unrelated to the treatment. Have it checked out rather. ...Read more
I have got a small red color patch above my upper left lip and below my left nostril. It looks like a rash but it comes and goes for past 4 months.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to be sure without examining you, however, what you described suggest a cold sore, i.e., recurrent activation of herpes simplex 1 infection.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My nose is always red and flaky. Some days there are some pimples on it too. Dry red flaky patches around the nostrils and inside the nostrils are dry?
Symmetrical patches of skin inside each of my nostrils running from the front rim spiraling up to the side. Sore crusty and leak serum/blood. Doesn't spread. Antibiotics cure symtms, but it reoccurs.
I recently developed Arachnoiditis from a blood patch (clumped nerves L5-S1). About three weeks ago I notice a small amount of CSF leak in right nostril during the night. Fluid would come out the left side, off and on for years until a craniotomy in 2009.
Nasal obstruction: Greetings. Nasal blockage that comes on suddenly (as I suspect in your case) is usually a result of allergies or possibly a virus. Recommendation would be to consider Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 consecutive days. This should help to resolve your blockage. If this doesn't resolve this problem, then see your ENT doctor. ...Read more
In and out...:
If you're not able to breathe in and out successfully without effort seek specialist care or referral to a specialist (an ENT)
we can evaluate you for deviated septums, seasonal or nonseasonal allergies, polyps, turbinate hyerptrophy, traumatic issues, internal or external nasal valve collapse....and/or other things that may be causing issues
some have medical fixes, some surgical ...Read more
Nostril: Also called naris, is one of the 2 channels in the nose. ...Read more
Evaporative cooling: Wind over water causes evaporation which produces cooling. If your nose is very dry the effect is lessened. ...Read more
Yes: Patients with acid reflux have a much higher incidence of nasal congestion and post nasal drainage than those who don't. Most patients with both reflux and these symptoms will improve on antacids. Putting saline into distal esophagus does nothing to nose but installing acid makes the nose congested so there is a relationship. Consider bid antacid trial for at least a month as test. ...Read more
See an ENT: Not a normal symptom. Needs to be thoroughly evaluated. See an ENT. ...Read more
Antibiotic ointment: Gently apply some antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin to the very front of the inside of the nose twice a day and try your best not to blow and wipe your nose excessively. If it does not get better, it is possible it is a viral cold sore (usually in the mouth but can be in the nose) and you should get a doctor to look at it. ...Read more
ENT: The tonsils themselves may be infected or abscessed. Get a thorough ENT evaluation. ...Read more
To Know A Nose: My guess is an infection. So get an antibiotic ointment from the local whatever store and if it doesn't get better in 2-3 days or gets worse then get it examined by a doctor. That's a pretty sensitive area and you don't want it to spread. If it hurts real bad right now, then go get it checked right away so they can decide if it's a virus, like a cold sore that could be treated right now. ...Read more
Neti pots can:
reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. ...Read more
Medical Emergency: Nasal flaring and grunting are signs of respiratory distress and should always be taken seriously. Immediate medical attention is required. ...Read more
Infection?: Our nose doesn't usually hurt unless infected or broken. So if you haven't been in a fight lately or fallen flat on your face, it raises the question of infection. Warm compresses are ok for infection while cold compresses are recommended for injuries. However, best to go see your family doc if this pain persists especially since you don't know cause. ...Read more
Probably just the way your genes worked!
Occasional nasal birth trauma.
Any other trauma?
Any other nasal surgery.
Nostrils can be quite variable even with midline normal nasal septum.
Surgery may make equal but may also scar and retract.
Talk with family and friends!
Most folks are not focused on nostril size, inequality, or appearance?? ...Read more