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I have a indent inside my nose on the cartilage if there is a scab over it will it get better or worse I use a lot of nose spray i'm scared its hole?

I have a indent inside my nose on the cartilage if there is a scab over it will it get better or worse I use a lot of nose spray i'm scared its hole?

Don't worry: There is little cause for alarm. The key is to leave it alone, don't fuss with it, pick at it, or put anything into your nose, and it will likely be fine. Stay away from nasal decongestant sprays (and especially do not snort Cocaine or other drugs). See an ear nose and throat specialist if pain or bleeding occur. ...Read more

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Can vasoline help scabs inside my nose?

Can vasoline help scabs inside my nose?

Thanks for asking!: Vasoline can help with scabs in the nose but, it is very thick and may impair your breathing ability. I would recommend something that is really made for the nose, over the counter at your local drug store. Then prevent getting scabs in the nose if you can. ...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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