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What does it mean when you have a reoccurring scab like bump that comes up in your head?

What does it mean when you have a reoccurring scab like bump that comes up in your head?

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I have what feels to be a scab on the top of my head. Every other day or so I pick it off. It does not hurt and has been reoccurring for some time?

I have what feels to be a scab on the top of my head. Every other day or so I pick it off. It does not hurt and has been reoccurring for some time?

PICKED SCAB ON SCALP: FIRST OF ALL, STOP PICKING!
NEXT, SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING YOUR SCALP.
BUT ABOVE ALL: STOP YOUR PICKING! ...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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Scabs up my nose, why?

Scabs up my nose, why?

Dryness, infection: It is very common for the front of the nose to be infected due to local irritation, nose blowing and dryness. Mucous will form in the nose which can lead to scabbing and irritation. You might want to try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostrils several times a day. There is also a product called ponaris oil which is like chapstick for the nose. This can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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What causes scabs to form in my nose?

What causes scabs to form in my nose?

Dry: Most of the time, the nose is crusty because it is dry. See an ENT for exam. Simple measures to help include nasal saline mist or nasal gel. Other problems may be present that need attention, so see md. ...Read more

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What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

Staph: Probably a superficial staph infection. I would try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostril several times today and see if that makes it better. If not you may want to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Scratch on nose scab hasn't healed in 2 years?

Scratch on nose scab hasn't healed in 2 years?

Skin cancer!: Until proven otherwise any wound which won't heal within a week or two is very suspicious for a skin cancer. Especially if it is enlarging with time, get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

Painful Scabs: To prevent scabs from forming which slow down the healing process, try using aquaphor ointment 2-4 times a day on the septoplasty. ...Read more

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My nose is constantly dripping, even at night, all night, and now my nose has developed a nasty scab, What should I do?

My nose is constantly dripping, even at night, all night, and now my nose has developed a nasty scab, What should I do?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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My nose feels like there's something blocking it, it hurts and feels like a scab. When I blow it nothing comes out but I know something's in there! ?

Crusting in Nose: You may have a simple infection of the nasal hair follicles but there could be a sign of a sinus infection or other issues. Try an otc ointment such as Bacitracin or polysporin. Avoid neosporin - it can cause a serious rash. Consult your doctor or ENT specialist if it continues. ...Read more

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I have a scab thing on my nose. I pick it, it bleeds?

I have a scab thing on my nose. I pick it, it bleeds?

Quit picking!!: Keep the area clean with soap and water. Apply a topical antibiotic ointment like Neosporon. Quit picking at it so it can heal. If this doesn't help or it gets worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vasoline help scabs inside my nose?

See your doctor: While vaseline can help soothe scabs in your nose, you may require an actual treatment in order to get rid of them. Many people carry staph aureus bacteria in their nose. Others carry the herpes virus in their nose. Your doctor can culture the affected area to help you treat the scabs more effectively. ...Read more

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When I pick a scab out of my nose it bleeds?

When I pick a scab out of my nose it bleeds?

Scab picking: What do you expect?
A scab is your body's way to stop bleeding. So removing a scab may lead to more bleeding. Try not to p;ick. Instead keep your nose moist with an ointment. If the problem persists, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose and scabs, how should I treat this?

See family doctor: See your family doctor to find out if there may be an infection (particularly staph aureus) and give you something to relieve your nasal obstruction. ...Read more