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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...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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I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when i touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when i touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

Nasal Vestibulitis: Crusting in nostrils where nasal hairs are located is common and can be treated with topical antibiotic ointment. Blowing your nose a lot with tissue papers can cause direct irritation to skin and is not recommended. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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I have an 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 noses spray I'm scared its hole?

I have an 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 noses 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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I have flat, dry, & hard scab-like "boogers" that form only on my septum up inside my nose with horrible nasal passage congestion for months now. Help?

Dry nasal crusting: Greetings. Fancy words for "boogers". These episodes happen from xcessive dryness. Saline nasal spray and AYR gel may be the answer. Sleep with a humidifier and drink more water. If these suggestions fail to resolve the issues, see your ENT. An antibiotic covering Staph may be needed. ...Read more

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Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?

Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?

Not possible to say: Without looking at them. Most likely local irritation and dryness, but you need to make sure it is not more serious condition. Show them to your doctor or ENT specialist just to be sure. ...Read more

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A cut inside my nose won't heal?

A cut inside my nose won't heal?

Cut inside nose: Hello, when a sore is present inside your nose for any longer than 2-3 days, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It could be an infection that needs specific antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is this white lesion inside my nose?

What is this white lesion inside my nose?

See a PCP: There are several reasons for nasal lesions, most common are bacterial and viral infection. However, finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the best answer to your problem. See a PCP for examination, diagnosis and treatment options. Take good care. ...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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What are these red lumps inside my nose?

What are these red lumps inside my nose?

Inside your nose: Hello, I think what you are seeing inside your nose are the structures called turbinates. They filter, warm and humidify the air that you breathe through your nose. These are normal structures. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...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

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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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What should I do with an infected wound inside my nose?

What should I do with an infected wound inside my nose?

Depends: ? Surgical?
Hair infected?
Size?
In general warm compresses, local topical bacitracin or ointment,
BUT if large and not responding. May need antibiotics or surgical drainage by ENT ...Read more

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Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Septal piercing?: Perichondritis can occur with septal piercing. Keloid scar may develop with piercing. Recommend evaluation by dermatologist at this time. ...Read more

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I have a dry thing on my nose that keeps turning into a scab.?

I have a dry thing on my nose that keeps turning into a scab.?

Skin cancer: Could be some dysplastic or precancerous or even cancerous lesion. If it is something bad you will be better off seeing your doctor early before it comes a bigger problem. Go get it looked at. ...Read more

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How to remove scab from removing black heads from nose quickly?

How to remove scab from removing black heads from nose quickly?

SCAB FROM BLACKHEADS: THERE IS NO QUICK WAY. . . UNLESS YOU WANT A BUNCH OF SCARS!
WASH 2 or 3 TIMES DAILY AND THE SCABS WILL COME OFF BY THEMSELVES. ...Read more

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Dumb q: why do I feel a sharp pain when water goes inside my nose?

Dumb q: why do I feel a sharp pain when water goes inside my nose?

Typical: Your sinuses do not tolerate water very much, and that makes them hurt. ...Read more

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How do I remove a scab on my nose and would it be possible in a week?

How do I remove a scab on my nose and would it be possible in a week?

Let it fall off: The Best way to deal with a scab is to let it fall off on its own. After a cut, the scab forms as a result of bleeding with platelets and clotting factors creating a barrier to stop bleeding and to facilitate wound healing underneath. If you pick the scab before the healing is done, the body has to start all over again. Depending on how wide the cut and scab is, it will take a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Hard snot — scabs in nose — blood — only in mornings. What can cause this?

Hard snot — scabs in nose — blood — only in mornings. What can cause this?

Dry: Dry nasal passages. Low humidity. Picking nose. Certain drying meds (allergy). Diseases (Sjogren's). Try humidifier at home, increase water intake, apply petroleum jelly just inside nostrils, nasal lavage (from pharmacy).
If symptoms persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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While I was sleeping I think a roach got inside my nose. What should I do?

While I was sleeping I think a roach got inside my nose. What should I do?

Nasal Foreign body: Greetings. This would definitely benefit from a trip to the emergency room. A careful examination and maybe a CT scan may be recommended. ...Read more